This PhD project is in a School of Psychology competition for funded studentships. These studentships are funded for 3 years and comprise of home/EU tuition fees and an annual stipend of £15,009.
Acceptable first degree in Psychology or relevant other discipline.
The standard minimum entry requirement is 2:1.
Masters or equivalent experience.
i) Wijeakumar, S., Kumar, A., Delgado Reyes, L., Tiwari, M. & Spencer, J.P. (2019). Early adversity in rural India impacts the brain networks underlying visual working memory. Developmental Science, DOI: 10.1111/desc.12822
ii) Buss, A.T., Fox, N., Boas, D.A., & Spencer, J.P. (2014). Probing the early development of visual working memory capacity with functional near-infrared spectroscopy. Neuroimage, 85, 314-325.
iii) Perone, S., Simmering, V.R. & Spencer, J.P. (2011). Stronger neural dynamics capture changes in infants’ visual short-term memory capacity over development. Developmental Science, 14, 1379-1392.
iv) Buss, A.T. & Spencer, J.P. (2017). Changes in frontal-posterior connectivity underlie the early emergence of executive function. Developmental Science, DOI:10.1111/desc.12602.
v) Wijeakumar, S., Huppert, T., Magnotta, V. Buss, A.T. & Spencer, J.P. (2017). Validating an image-based fNIRS approach with fMRI and a working memory task. NeuroImage, 147, 204-218.