Contact

Postal address:
Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham Hill, Egham, Surrey

Phone: +44 1784 443711

Organisation profile

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

Language

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. 

Memory

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.

Dr Mickes

Theoretical understanding and advancement of memory (e.g., signal detection and dual process theories of recognition memory), and applied aspects of memory (e.g., investigating and improving eyewitness identifications). 

Dr Tamminen

Impact of sleep and memory consolidation on learning.

Attention

Professor Dalton

The link between attention and awareness; attentional capture; the role of working memory in successful selective attention; attentional processes as they occur within and between the different sensory modalities. 

Dr Hughes

Empirical characteristics and theoretical mechanisms of auditory distraction and its control.

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