Lab Director: Dr. Sara C. Sereno

Obtained the following qualifications - 1986 B.S.Psychology, Northern Illinois University, USA; 1991 M.S.Psychology, University of Massachusetts, USA; 1993 Ph.D.Psychology, University of Massachusetts, USA. She is a member of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society and the Psychonomic Society. Her research interests include Cognitive Neuroscience of Reading: brain evoked potentials and eye movements.



Professor Paddy O'Donnell

Has been Head of Department and previously was Dean of Social Science. At present he is Deputy Head of Deptment and DIrector of Teaching. Research interests include word recognition, emotion word processing and the application of social psychology.



Dr. Linda Moxey

Obtained her M.A. from Glasgow, then an M.Sc. in Cognitive Science from Edinburgh, followed by a Ph.D. back at Glasgow. Her interests lie in how people communicate and understand language.



Aisha Shahid

Obtained undergraduate degree from the University of Strathclyde (B.A. Hons. Psychology, 2003, 1st Class). Currently in the second year of a BBSRC funded PhD under supervision of Dr Sara C. Sereno. My research interests include aspects of reading, in particular using eye movements and event-related potentials to investigate the time course of contextual predictability and frequency effects in reading. Also interested in developmental aspects of reading.



Dr. Jason Bohan

I studied for both my first degree and Phd here at Glasgow in the department of Psychology. My Phd topic was depth of processing and semantic anomalies (supervised by Prof. A J Sanford). My current research interest include depth of processing and language comprehension using reading time, change detection, eye-tracking, and ERP methodologies.



Bo Yao

Graduated from Xiamen (Amoy) University, China with a B.Sc. in Biological Sciences (First Class) in 2008, I am now in the final (third) year of my PhD in Psychology, funded by University of Glasgow and China Scholarship Council, supervised by Dr. Christoph Scheepers and Prof. Pascal Belin.

My main interest lies in grounded cognition and language.  In addition to conventional behavioural methodologies that are commonly used in psycholinguistic research (e.g., eye-tracking), I also employ neuroimaging techniques to investigate the mental representations that are constructed during natural language comprehension.



Dr. Carl Gaspar

In the past, I've used psychophysics to study visual perception, with an emphasis on clear descriptions of image information processing. My results have challenged important ideas in perception research: the assumption that the face inversion effect demonstrates two distinct modes of processing, and the idea that amplitude and phase spectra are treated independently during scene classification. Over the past 2 years, I have worked as a post-doc with Dr. Rousselet (also in collaboration with Dr. Pernet at Edinburgh). We used EEG to study the rapid temporal integration of visual information. We use a single-trial, parametric approach to EEG that allows us to convert EEG fluctuation to an information-sensitivity time course. Our method also goes beyond traditional ERP analysis by taking account of trial-to-trial variation in EEG. Among other things, I have done some fundamental work on the reliability of EEG signals, both traditional ERP, and our measure of information-sensitivity. February 2010: Beginning a new ESRC-funded project with Drs. Sereno, Rousselet and Pernet, on fluent reading. This exciting project will utilize simultaneous EEG and eye-movement recording, resulting in rich and novel data sets.

For publications related to the above, and adverts to participate in my latest experiment, please check out my personal site.


Anna Murray

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