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

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    Henderson, Audrey J. (University of St Andrews, 2017-01-04) - Thesis
  • What is a gesture? A meaning-based approach to defining gestural repertoires 

    Hobaiter, Catherine; Byrne, Richard W. (2017) - Journal item
    Current systems of categorizing ape gestures are typically subjective, relying on human intuition. We have systematized the features on which categorization depends (movement; body part; one/both limbs; use of detached ...
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    Jackson, Scott Luther James (University of St Andrews, 2016-03-30) - Thesis
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    Cammack, Philip (University of St Andrews, 2017-06-20) - Thesis
  • Spontaneous social tool use in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) 

    Schweinfurth, Manon K.; Detroy, Sarah E.; Van Leeuwen, Edwin J. C.; Call, Josep; Haun, Daniel B. M. (2018-11-12) - Journal article
    Although there is good evidence that social animals show elaborate cognitive skills to deal with others, there are few reports of animals physically using social agents and their respective responses as means to an end—social ...

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