Effectiveness of cognitive training in ageing: an individual-centred approach
Prof P Bright, Dr F Panin
3 March 2019
Research Area. Ageing. The utility of so called ‘brain training’ techniques for improving cognitive abilities is widely debated. Claims that they have a positive impact on structural and/or functional integrity of the brain are reported in the media, but are typically unsupported by sound empirical evidence.
The psychology of problem gambling: A mixed methods approach.
Prof R Tunney, Dr M Larkin
17 February 2019
The Harms Paradox. When matched for levels of alcohol consumption people from deprived communities suffer greater ill-health than people from more affluent communities (Mackenbach et al, 2015).
Movement-science inspired development of upper-limb prostheses for young children
Dr S Watt, Dr K Valyear
1 February 2019
Project rationale and description. Growing up without a hand poses unique and difficult challenges. Prosthesis provision for infants and young children is extremely limited, and the basic-science principles that inform how children learn to use prosthetic devices are largely unknown.
Neurocognitive mechanisms of person perception
Prof P Downing
1 March 2019
Project rationale and description. Prof Downing’s research is in the area of social perception. What are the neurocognitive mechanisms that transform perceptual data into reliable, socially-relevant signals about the people around us? Some recent and current studies in the lab examine.
Training-induced changes in the cerebral processing of sound.
Dr P Bestelmeyer
1 February 2019
Project rationale and description. The project will focus on training-induced changes in the cerebral processing of sound in healthy participants as well as participants with mild or moderate hearing loss.