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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(University of St Andrews, 2020-07-31) - ThesisBody Mass Index (BMI; weight scaled by squared height) is a crucial determinant of physical attractiveness, potentially because BMI signals mate value. Yet, BMI does not contain information about body composition, namely ...
(University of St Andrews, 2021-07-02) - ThesisAn overarching goal of multisensory research is to understand multisensory behaviour in a wider context but still within a unified framework. Modelling has been a useful tool to understand how information from different ...
(University of St Andrews, 2021-07-02) - Thesis
Ageing biomarkers in the brain : exploring stress effects in traditional and non-traditional model systems (University of St Andrews, 2021-07-02) - ThesisAgeing is a complex mechanism influenced by multiple factors. Stress, which could affect ageing, is mainly controlled by the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA)-axis and subsequent glucocorticoid (GC) release. Increases ...
Investigating the neuroprotective effects of leptin and leptin fragment on mitochondrial morphology, function and survival signalling in neurodegenerative models (University of St Andrews, 2021-07-02) - ThesisMitochondrial dysfunction has a recognized role in the pathophysiology of neurodegeneration, including ischemic stroke and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Compelling evidence shows that leptin prevents neuronal apoptosis and ...