We use cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience methods to research how we make the judgements about the contents of our memories. We are based in the School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, Scotland.
I am interested in how contextual information and our expectations help (and hinder) the judgements we make about our memories. My research employs both cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience methods (fMRI and fcMRI). In my spare time I enjoy film, birding, running, cycling and football. I try to enjoy supporting Queens Park Rangers.
I am presently investigating the processes underlying judgements of episodic novelty or ‘newness’ and how these converge/diverge from judgements of episodic memory or ‘oldness’. I hope to gain an insight into the neural substrates of these forms of episodic judgements through the use of fMRI. I remember free time fondly…
I am currently interested in both the cognitive and neural processes which support our ability to distinguish between things which are new to us and things which aren’t. I hope to combine cognitive neuroscience and behavioural neuroscience to gain insights into the boundary between novelty and memory. Spare time? I commute!
Jon Jachimowicz @jonmjachimowicz (Research Assistant)
I am researching the way in which individuals differ in making decisions about oddity. As a joint Management and Psychology student, I hope to combine memory accessibility research with findings in behavioural economics, in order to answer the question how individual decision making is formed. In my free time, I enjoy running along the beach and spending time with my friends.
Benjamin Newman (Research Assistant)
I am currently interested in the cognitive processes underlying memory and oddity judgement and the relationship between the Duel-Process Theory of memory and Signal Detection Theory. As a neuroscience student I hope to combine this cognitive understanding with findings from behavioral neuroscience. In my free time I enjoy travel, film, ultimate frisbee, writing, being a bit of a news junkie, and all the wonderful experiences that come with being a foreign student in the UK.
Summer Interns: Shevantika Nanda (2012), Une Kaunaite (2012), Rachael Millar (2012)
Research Assistants: Radka Jersakova (2012)
Visiting Scholars: Suzannah Morson (University of Leeds, 2011) Suzanne de Bruijn (Utrecht University, 2012)