A competition PhD funded project: Memory-based cognition

From Alessandro Farne (IMPACT Team in the CRNL)

A recent body of cutting-edge research in psychology and neuroscience investigates the degree to which memories are involved in human cognition. Key to this work is pinning down how memories are first represented and how these representations evolve over time to support decision making. This PhD project will use a range of approaches, dependent on the applicant’s skills and interests, to further our knowledge in this area. This may include behavioural experiments that will probe how decision-making behaviour changes after a period of quiet wakefulness, computational modelling that will identify what changes in underlying representations are consistent with that behaviour, and functional MRI experiments that will reveal which brain systems instantiate these computations. Understanding how memories influence our behaviour is a necessary first step for designing new interventions that can improve our mental health.

For more information on the supervisor for this project, please visit the UEA website www.uea.ac.uk 

The start date is 1 October 2022

Entry Requirements: Acceptable first degree 2:1 in Psychology or cognate subject. Research Methods Masters in Psychology, or equivalent qualification. »



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