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.


Psychology Study Skills

24 Sep 2014 14:00 – 15:30

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PPIG: Philosophy, Psychology, and Informatics Reading Group

24 Sep 2014 16:30 – 18:00

Presenter: Dr Dorothea Debus (University of York)
Title: "'Mental Time Travel': Remembering the...

Unlimited Discovery: Meet the Experts

26 Sep 2014 13:00 – 16:30

PPLS researchers will be part of an EU-wide extravaganza of discovery, debate and...

Human Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar

26 Sep 2014 16:10 – 17:00

Speaker: Karla Evans (University of York)
Topic: "What Can One Perceive in a Blink of an...

Human Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar

3 Oct 2014 16:10 – 17:00

Speaker: Alex Doumas (University of Edinburgh)
Topic: "TBA"

CCACE seminar

7 Oct 2014 17:00 – 18:00

Title: "Putting your money where your mouth is: can we design programmes to prevent Alzheimer's...

PPIG: Philosophy, Psychology, and Informatics Reading Group

8 Oct 2014 16:30 – 18:00

Presenter: Dr Ophelia Deroy (Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Study, University of...

Human Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar

10 Oct 2014 16:10 – 17:00

Speakers: Lewis Killin & Sebastian Sandoval Simila (University of Edinburgh)
Topic: "TBA"

Human Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar

17 Oct 2014 16:10 – 17:00

Speaker: David Carmel (University of Edinburgh)
Topic: "TBA"

PPIG: Philosophy, Psychology, and Informatics Reading Group

22 Oct 2014 16:30 – 18:00

Presenter: Dr Ellen Fridland (King's College London)
Title: "Motor Control: Handling Conditions...

European Perspectives on Dementia Research

23 Oct 2014 09:30 – 12:30

The Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Research Centre will be hosting a symposium in association with...

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