The School of Psychology & Neuroscience has consistently been ranked one of the best research departments in the UK. Our research is broadly organised around 5 research themes, namely human cognition, neuroscience, origins of mind, perception, and social psychology, with many members of the School carrying out research in more than one theme. Researchers from the School also contribute to numerous interdisciplinary research centres and institutes.

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    Talamas, Sean N. (University of St Andrews, 2016-06) - Thesis
  • Great ape gestures. Intentional communication with a rich set of innate signals 

    Byrne, Richard William; Cartmill, E.; Genty, E.; Graham, Kirsty Emma; Hobaiter, Catherine Louise; Tanner, J. (2017-05-13) - Journal article
    Great apes give gestures deliberately and voluntarily, in order to influence particular target audiences, whose direction of attention they take into account when choosing which type of gesture to use. These facts make the ...
  • Differential regulation of NMDA receptors by D-serine and glycine in mammalian spinal locomotor networks 

    Acton, David; Miles, Gareth B. (2017-05-01) - Journal article
    Activation of N-methyl-d-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) requires the binding of a coagonist, either d-serine or glycine, in addition to glutamate. Changes in occupancy of the coagonist binding site are proposed to modulate ...
  • Familiarity with own population's appearance influences facial preferences 

    Batres, Carlota; Kannan, Mallini; Perrett, David Ian (2017-05-18) - Journal article
    Previous studies have found that, in Malaysia and in El Salvador, individuals from rural areas prefer heavier women than individuals from urban areas. Several explanations have been proposed to explain these differences ...
  • Lateral entorhinal cortex lesions impair local spatial frameworks 

    Kuruvilla, Maneesh; Ainge, James Alexander (2017-05-17) - Journal article
    A prominent theory in the neurobiology of memory processing is that episodic memory is supported by contextually gated spatial representations in the hippocampus formed by combining spatial information from medial entorhinal ...

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