Psychology & Neuroscience Theses
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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Effect of violence and other social indicators on formidability preferences for male faces in Colombia (University of St Andrews, 2019-06-28) - ThesisFacial preferences have been studied in the context of variation in health, media access, education and environmental harshness. This thesis explored the potential influence of violence which has been largely neglected in ...
(University of St Andrews, 2019-06-28) - Thesis
Attending and knowing together : a new look at joint attention and common knowledge and their role in coordination (University of St Andrews, 2018-11-05) - ThesisJoint attention—the ability to coordinate attention to an object or event—is a key feature of human social cognition. Without joint attention, we would not be the cooperating species we are now. Most developmental studies ...
Investigation of molecular and cellular mechanisms underpinning the neurotoxicity of homocysteine and its metabolites in models of neurodegeneration (University of St Andrews, 2018-12-06) - ThesisElevated levels of homocysteine (HCy) are a known risk factor in several disease states (1). HCy has several other metabolites, homocysteine thiolactone (HCy-T) and homocysteic acid (HCA). Whilst HCy-mediated neurotoxicity ...
(University of St Andrews, 2016-06-21) - Thesis