Cognition Group

Artwork depicting a brain inside a skull

Members of the Cognition Group study autobiographical episodic and semantic memory, perception and attentional processes, conceptual knowledge, working memory, mental imagery, intelligence measurement and theory.

We employ a range of methods including behavioural and cognitive experimental approaches, structural and functional MRI, electroencephalography, functional near infra-red spectroscopy, cortical stimulation and computational modelling.

The Cognition Group is part of the ARU Centre for Mind and Behaviour.

We offer a Psychology PhD. We have also identified a range of innovative research project opportunities for postgraduate researchers.

For more information, contact Prof Peter Bright at peter.bright@aru.ac.uk or Dr David Pearson at david.pearson@aru.ac.uk

Members

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Academic staff

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PhD researchers

  • Emily McKendrick
  • Tanja Ecken
  • Komal Ramlagun
  • Dorota Styk
  • Lorraine Tindale
  • Lewis Horsman
  • Azeezat Aminu
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Recent publications

Wyman, D. L., Butler, L., Cooper, C., Bright, P., Morgan-Trimmer, S., Barber, J., 2022. Process evaluation of the New Interventions for independence in Dementia Study (NIDUS) Family stream randomised controlled trial: protocol. BMJ Open, 12(6), 54613. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-054613

Mercure, E., Bright, P., Quiroz, I., Filippi, R., 2022 (in press). Effect of infant bilingualism on audiovisual integration in a McGurk task. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.

Pearson, D. , 2021. Training the mind's eye: arts education and creative cognition. NiTRO, 39.

Filippi, R., Ceccolini, A., Bright, P., 2022. Trajectories of verbal fluency and executive functions in multilingual and monolingual children and adults. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 75(1), pp. 130-147.

Filippi, R., Bright, P., 2021 (in press). Cognitive Reserve and Language Experience: Can Long-Term Use of Multiple Languages Protect Our Brains from the Effects of Aging? (Lausanne: Frontiers Media).

van der Linde, I., Horsman, L., Bright, P., 2021. The validity of abbreviated forms of the National Adult Reading Test and Spot-the-Word 2 for estimating full-scale IQ.Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. doi: 10.1080/09602011.2021.1958874

Filippi, R., Ceccolini, A., Bright, P., 2021. Trajectories of verbal fluency and executive functions in multilingual and monolingual children and adults. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. doi: 10.1177/17470218211026792

Filippi, R., Ceccolini, A., Periche-Tomas, E., Bright, P., 2020. Developmental trajectories of metacognitive processing and executive function from childhood to older age. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. doi: 10.1177/1747021820931096.

Filippi, R., Periche-Tomas, E., Papageorgiou, A., Bright, P., 2020. A role for the cerebellum in the control of verbal interference: comparison of bilingual and monolingual adults. PLOS ONE.

Vieira, A., van der Linde, I., Bright, P., Wilkins, A., 2020. Preference for lighting chromaticity in migraine with aura. Headache. doi: 10.1111/head.13801

Buckland, S., Kaminskiy, E., Bright, P., 2020. Individual and family experiences of loss after acquired brain injury: A multi-method investigation. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. doi: 10.1080/09602011.2019.1708415

Bright, P., van der Linde, I., 2020. Comparison of methods for estimating premorbid intelligence. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 30(1), pp. 1-14. doi: 10.1080/09602011.2018.1445650

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