Cognition Group

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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 or Dr David Pearson at


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