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

  • Automated face detection for occurrence and occupancy estimation in chimpanzees 

    Crunchant, Anne-Sophie; Egerer, Monika; Loos, Alexander; Burghardt, Tilo; Zuberbühler, Klaus; Corogenes, Katherine; Leinert, Vera; Kulik, Lars; Kühl, Hjalmar S. (2017-03) - Journal article
    Surveying endangered species is necessary to evaluate conservation effectiveness. Camera trapping and biometric computer vision are recent technological advances. They have impacted on the methods applicable to field surveys ...
  • Lack of conformity to new local dietary preferences in migrating captive chimpanzees 

    Vale, Gillian L.; Davis, Sarah J.; van de Waal, Erica; Schapiro, Steven J.; Lambeth, Susan P.; Whiten, Andrew (2017-02) - Journal article
    Conformity to the behavioural preferences of others can have powerful effects on intra-group behavioural homogeneity in humans, but evidence in animals remains minimal. In this study, we took advantage of circumstances in ...
  • White bias in 3-7 year-old children across cultures 

    Gibson, Bentley; Robbins, Erin; Rochat, Philippe (2015) - Journal article
    In three studies we report data confirming and extending the finding of a tendency toward a White preference bias by young children of various ethnic backgrounds. European American preschoolers who identify with a White ...
  • Fairness and distributive justice by 3- to 5-year-old Tibetan children 

    Robbins, Erin; Starr, Steven; Rochat, Philippe (2016-04) - Journal article
    We asked whether young children raised in an environment strongly promoting compassion for others, as in the case of Tibetan Buddhism, would show less proclivity toward self-maximizing in sharing. We replicated the procedure ...
  • Quantitative neuroanatomy for connectomics in Drosophila 

    Schneider-Mizell, Casey; Gerhard, Stephan; Longair, Mark; Kazimiers, Tom; Li, Feng; Zwart, Maarten F.; Champion, Andrew; Midgley, Frank; Fetter, Rick; Saalfeld, Stephan; Cardona, Albert (2016-09-30) - Journal article
    Neuronal circuit mapping using electron microscopy demands laborious proofreading or reconciliation of multiple independent reconstructions. Here, we describe new methods to apply quantitative arbor and network context to ...

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