Our research into cognition and developmental processes delivers impacts in education, mental health and the workplace.
We explore the nature of cognitive processes – such as attention, perception, language, learning, memory and reasoning – across the lifespan. We investigate how cognitive processes develop in children, how these processes work in adults and the decline of mental processes in old age.
We research how cognition might be affected by mental health problems and neurological conditions. We also investigate whether similar processes can be observed in non-human species.
Our behavioural studies are conducted with children, young adults and elderly adults, as well as non-human species such as dogs and primates. These studies take place in our dedicated psychology research laboratories and in external environments including schools, the workplace, dog rescue centres and wildlife reserves.