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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Recent Submissions

  • Muscarinic modulation of the Xenopus laevis tadpole spinal mechanosensory pathway 

    Porter, Nicola Jean; Li, Wen-Chang (2018-05) - Journal article
    Muscarinic acetylcholine receptors (mAChRs) mediate effects of acetylcholine (ACh) in many systems, including those involved in spinal functions like locomotion. In Xenopus laevis tadpoles at two days old, a model vertebrate ...
  • Linguistic laws in chimpanzee gestural communication 

    Heesen, Raphaela; Hobaiter, Catherine; Ferrer-i-Cancho, Ramon; Semple, Stuart (2019-02-13) - Journal article
    Studies testing linguistic laws outside language have provided important insights into the organization of biological systems. For example, patterns consistent with Zipf's law of abbreviation (which predicts a negative ...
  • Joint action and joint attention : drawing parallels between the literatures 

    Milward, Sophie; Carpenter, Malinda (2018-03-26) - Journal article
    Two of the most important milestones in children’s development are joint action (acting with others) and joint attention (attending with others). These are popular fields in both psychology and philosophy, but have formed ...
  • A glossary for research on human crowd dynamics 

    Consortium for the Physics and Psychology of Human Crowd Dynamics; Adrian, Juliane; Amos, Martyn; Baratchi, Mitra; Beermann, Mira; Bode, Nikolai; Boltes, Maik; Corbetta, Alessandro; Dezecache, Guillaume; Drury, John; Fu, Zhijian; Geraerts, Roland; Gwynne, Steve; Hofinger, Gesine; Hunt, Aoife; Kanters, Tinus; Kneidl, Angelika; Konya, Krisztina; Köster, Gerta; Küpper, Mira; Michalareas, Georgios; Neville, Fergus; Ntonis, Evangelos; Reicher, Stephen; Ronchi, Enrico; Schadschneider, Andreas; Seyfried, Armin; Shipman, Alastair; Sieben, Anna; Spearpoint, Michael; Sullivan, Gavin; Templeton, Anne; Toschi, Federico; van der Wal, Natalie; van Schadewijk, Frank; von Krüchten, Cornelia; Wijermans, Nanda; Yücel, Zeynep; Zanlungo, Francesco; Zuriguel, Iker (2019-03-01) - Journal article
    This article presents a glossary of terms that are frequently used in research on human crowds. This topic is inherently multidisciplinary as it includes work in and across computer science, engineering, mathematics, ...
  • Isolation rearing does not constrain social plasticity in a family-living lizard 

    Riley, Julia; Guidou, Côme; Fryns, Carolyn; Mourier, Johann; Leu, Stephan T.; Noble, Daniel W. A.; Byrne, Richard W.; Whiting, Martin J. (2018-05-09) - Journal article
    An animal’s social environment can be both dynamic and complex. Thus, social species often garner fitness benefits through being plastic in their social behavior. Yet, social plasticity can be constrained by an individual’s ...

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