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Cognitive and Neuroscience Research Groups

The Cognitive Psychology Research Group in the Department of Psychology at Middlesex University researches lower- and higher-level cognition, as well as basic and applied topics. For example, we study attention, explicit and implicit memory, mental imagery, learning, language, emotional influences on cognition, and human decision-making. 

Our research employs a range of methods, such as cognitive neuroscience, psychophysics, psychometrics and modelling. We have used some of our work to solve problems in the clinical domain and criminal justice system.

The Cognitive Psychology Research Group meets regularly to:

  • Discuss 'hot topic' research and ideas in Cognitive Psychology
  • Develop collaborative, cross-cutting research projects
  • Share research findings

Current funded research projects

  • Decision Science of intelligence analysis (Lead: Prof Dhami)
  • Temporal and spatial attention in touch (EEG/ERP) (Lead: Dr Jones)
  • Ageing and implicit memory: A benefit of distraction? (Lead: Dr Ward)

Available resources

Cognitive Psychology researchers at Middlesex have considerable resources available to them, including:

  • EDA & Biofeedback monitoring
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Eye-tracking
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)

Research student applications and placements

If you are interested in conducting a PhD or gain research experience in Cognitive Psychology at Middlesex, then please contact a member whose work interests you, or contact via Prof Dhami.

Participate in research

If you wish to participate in any of our ongoing or upcoming research then please contact Prof Dhami or a member of staff directly.

Research Associate, Research Assistant and Doctoral Student Members

  • Ian Belton, PhD candidate, project topic: 'Process models of decision-making: Applications to criminal sentencing'
  • Malgorzata Korko, PhD candidate. Project topic: 'Cognitive control in spoken language production'
  • Nina Politimou, PhD candidate. Project topic: The relationship between music processing, language processing and working memory in preschool children'

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