Postal address:
Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham Hill, Egham, Surrey
Phone: +44 1784 276547

Organisation profile

The Language, Memory & Attention Research Group comprises researchers dedicated to understanding various aspects of cognition. We are:


Professor Dalton

The mechanisms of attention in vision, hearing and touch; multisensory attention; attentional capture; the relationship between attention and awareness; attentional allocation during real life tasks (such as driving cars, piloting aircraft and experiencing immersive technologies such as virtual reality)

Dr Hughes

Development of a perceptual-motor account of short-term serial memory and its relation to long-term sequence learning, particularly in the verbal domain. Empirical characteristics and theoretical mechanisms of auditory distraction and its control.

Dr Krishnan

The neurobiology of speech and language, with a particular focus on developmental speech and language disorders (DLD, dyslexia, stuttering).  

Dr Lachlan

The interplay between communication, culture and evolution. In particular, research focuses on bird song and other comparative systems.

Dr Lev-Ari

How the properties of individuals' social networks (e.g., size, heterogeneity, density) influence their linguitic skills and the process of language evolution. 

Professor Rastle

Visual word recognition; morphological processing; semantic memory; semantic mediation in word recognition; phonological influences on visual word recognition; age-of-acquisition; cerebral laterality and word processing; speech production; sentence parsing; learning to read; language development; acquired dyslexia.  

Dr Ricketts

Role of vocabulary in reading (both word-level reading and reading comprehension), and reciprocally, the role of reading in oral vocabulary acquisition.

Dr Shinskey

Development of physical knowledge; interactions among cognition, perception, and action; development of mental representations of objects; constructivist perspectives of cognitive development; number representation in infancy and early childhood; development of pictorial competence; development of attentional capture in infants; statistical learning. 

Dr Tamminen

Impact of sleep and memory consolidation on learning.



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