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

  • Evaluation and characterisation of two zebrafish models of schizophrenia 

    Daggett, Jenny (University of St Andrews, 2016-11-30) - Thesis
    Cognitive deficits are the single strongest predictor of the functional outcome in patients with schizophrenia. Current treatments are largely ineffective in improving cognitive impairments and promising pre-clinical ...
  • Visuo-spatial working memory 

    Ralston, George Eastop (University of St Andrews, 1988) - Thesis
    This study set out to investigate the visuo-spatial component of Baddeley and Hitch's (1974) Working Memory framework. The development of our understanding of this component has been less dramatic than that of its verbal ...
  • Detecting a visual object in the presence of other objects : the flanker facilitation effect in contour integration 

    Gillespie, Christopher (University of St Andrews, 2015) - Thesis
    When an observer views a complex visual scene and tries to identify an object, his or her visual system must decide what regions of the visual field correspond to the object of interest and which do not. One aspect of ...
  • A neuroeconomic investigation of risky decision-making and loss in the rat 

    Wheeler Huttunen, Annamarie (University of St Andrews, 2016-06) - Thesis
    Humans exhibit a number of suboptimal behaviours in the wake of a loss. For example, gamblers often ‘chase’ their losses in an attempt to break even. Similarly, investors tend to hold on to losing stocks too long in the ...
  • Understanding object-directed intentionality in Capuchin monkeys and humans 

    Tao, Ruoting (University of St Andrews, 2016-06) - Thesis
    Understanding intentionality, i.e. coding the object directedness of agents towards objects, is a fundamental component of Theory of Mind abilities. Yet it is unclear how it is perceived and coded in different species. ...

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