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

  • Do children copy an expert or a majority? Examining selective learning in instrumental and normative contexts 

    Burdett, Emily R. R.; Lucas, Amanda J.; Buchsbaum, Daphna; McGuigan, Nicola; Wood, Lara A.; Whiten, Andrew (2016-10-21) - Journal article
    This study examined whether instrumental and normative learning contexts differentially influence 4- to 7-year-old children’s social learning strategies; specifically, their dispositions to copy an expert versus a majority ...
  • Chimpanzees communicate to two different audiences during aggressive interactions 

    Fedurek, Pawel; Slocombe, Katie E.; Zuberbuehler, Klaus (2015-12) - Journal article
    Conflict and aggressive interactions are common phenomena in group-living animals and vocal behaviour often plays an important role in determining their outcomes. In some species, vocal signals seem to provide bystanders ...
  • Great apes anticipate that other individuals will act according to false beliefs 

    Krupenye, Christopher; Kano, Fumihiro; Hirata, Satoshi; Call, Josep; Tomasello, Michael (2016-10-07) - Journal article
    Humans operate with a "theory-of-mind" with which they understand that others’ actions are driven not by reality but by beliefs about reality, even when those beliefs are false. Although great apes share with humans many ...
  • Multisensory decisions: the test of a race model, its logic, and power 

    Otto, Thomas; Mamassian, Pascal (2016-10-06) - Journal article
    The use of separate multisensory signals is often beneficial. A prominent example is the speed-up of responses to two redundant signals relative to the components, which is known as the redundant signals effect (RSE). A ...
  • 3D camouflage : exploiting photons to conceal form 

    Penacchio, Olivier; Lovell, Paul George; Cuthill, Innes; Ruxton, Graeme Douglas; Harris, Julie (2015-10) - Journal article
    Many animals have a gradation of body color, termed countershading, where the areas that are typically exposed to more light are darker. One hypothesis is that this patterning enhances visual camouflage by making the retinal ...

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