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(University of St Andrews, 2018-03-09) - Thesis
From self to social cognition : a new paradigm to study differentiations within the Theory of Mind mechanism and their relation to executive functioning
(University of St Andrews, 2016-06-21) - Thesis
Theory of Mind (ToM) refers to the ability to attribute mental states to oneself and other people. In this thesis, I present a new paradigm, the Self/Other Differentiation task, which was designed to assess ToM abilities ...
Vision in-experience : investigating the interaction between the correct non-prototypical colours of colour diagnostic objects and object representation in human observers
(University of St Andrews, 2015-11-30) - Thesis
Hering (1964) hypothesized that the representation of a familiar object, which primarily includes its prototypical colour on the visual, conceptual and lexical domains may significantly influence how human observers organize ...
ERP correlates of forgetting: an investigation of resource allocation as a potential neural mechanism behind retrieval-induced forgetting
(University of St Andrews, 2012-06-19) - Thesis
The present study was aimed at investigating a potential mechanism behind retrieval-induced forgetting that we have termed resource allocation. Three experiments were designed around the notion that increasing the number ...
Mood-dependent changes in cognitive control
(University of St Andrews, 2014) - Thesis
The symptomatology of depression includes affective and cognitive features. As such, depression has been associated both with maladaptive concern over emotional material, and also with general impairments in attentional ...
Investigating the link between intrusive memories and cognitive control
(University of St Andrews, 2016) - Thesis
Intrusive memories are memories for negative autobiographical events that come to mind without being deliberately recalled (Hackmann, Ehlers, Speckens, & Clark, 2004). Previous research has demonstrated that intrusive ...
Face evaluation : perceptual and neurophysiological responses to pro-social attributions
(University of St Andrews, 2013-06-25) - Thesis
The pro-sociality of humans is manifested by the existence of cooperation in levels not common with any other species. Previous studies suggest that snap judgements of individuals are enough to determine if someone is a ...
The effects of conflict strength and ageing on cognitive control
(University of St Andrews, 2013-06) - Thesis
In this thesis, I investigated effects of conflict strength and ageing on cognitive control. Conflict strength was manipulated in the Eriksen flanker task using two different approaches: 1. independent variation of flanker ...