Research Groups

Psychology has organised its research along four broad themes:

Research groups

Research in Psychology targets scientific and applied research on a key challenge for the 21st century: how do human cognition, human behaviour and the human brain develop and function from infancy through to later life? Its research approach is to undertake discovery science on topics that are of interest both to other scientists and to the general public, focusing on how and why individuals differ throughout the lifespan, how memory, language, perception and action develop and function in the healthy brain, and how cognition and behaviour are affected by and respond to focal brain damage and brain diseases. Psychology is afilliated to Edinburgh Neuroscience, a research network that facilitates ongoing interaction and collaborations between researchers from across the University of Edinburgh working at all levels of neuroscience from molecules through synapses and networks to cognition and behaviour.


Cognitive Ageing Journal Club

24 Nov 2014 12:30 – 13:30

Speaker: Stuart Ritchie (Psychology)
Topic: "Meta-analysis of working memory training in older...

45th Language at Edinburgh Lunch

24 Nov 2014 13:15 – 14:15

The Language@Edinburgh Lunch is a bi-monthly opportunity to present your work to an...

Edinburgh-Glasgow Skills Training Initiative

25 Nov 2014 09:30 – 13:00

Faculty and PhD students from both Philosophy@Glasgow and Philosophy@Edinburgh will join forces...

St Andrews Day Lecture 2014 (CCACE)

25 Nov 2014 14:30 – 15:45

Speaker: Professor George Davey Smith (Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, MRC Integrative...

CCACE seminar

26 Nov 2014 13:10 – 15:00

Title: "Growing Up in New Zealand: Now we are two, the first 1000 days"
Speaker: Dr Elizabeth...

Models in Science and Cognition Reading Group

26 Nov 2014 16:30 – 17:30

Reading: Alistair Isaac (2012), "Modelling without representation" (PDF).

Human Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar

28 Nov 2014 16:10 – 17:00

Speaker: Alexa Morcom (University of Edinburgh)
Topic: "Additional neural recruitment and...

PPIG: Philosophy, Psychology, and Informatics Reading Group

21 Jan 2015 16:30 – 18:00

Presenter: Joanna Bryson (University of Bath)
Title: "TBA"

PPIG: Philosophy, Psychology, and Informatics Reading Group

4 Feb 2015 16:30 – 18:00

Presenter: David Carmel (University of Edinburgh)
Title: "TBA"

Psychology Seminar

10 Feb 2015 17:15 – 18:15

Title: TBA
Speaker: Emanuelle Peters (King's College London)

PPIG: Philosophy, Psychology, and Informatics Reading Group

26 Feb 2015 16:30 – 18:00

Presenter: Keith Wilson (University of Glasgow)
Title: "TBA"

Psychology Seminar

3 Mar 2015 17:15 – 18:15

Title: TBA
Speaker: Sebastian Crutch (Dementia Research Centre, National...

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