Cognition Research Group
The Cognition Research Group was formed in 2012 and is based in the School of Psychology and Social Science. Membership of the group includes all those in the school engaged in research in cognitive psychology. This field is concerned with the processes whereby we acquire, store and utilise knowledge. The specific areas of expertise of the group are memory, skill acquisition, expertise, decision making, and music cognition. Research undertaken by the group involves laboratory experiments, on-line surveys, and studies in applied settings such as schools and hospitals. Some of the group’s projects are funded by government agencies and external organisations, and others are undertaken as postgraduate research projects.