We study aspects of consciousness and conscious awareness and the underpinnings and cognitive outcomes relating to human and animal behaviour. The research we undertake includes:
Attention and perspective taking: Using eye-tracking and cognitive tasks to explore the influences on the allocation of attention and the ability to take another person’s visual perspective; exploring attention biases to environmental stimuli; and exploring underlying processes in face recognition.
Anomalous cognition: Exploring evidence of extrasensory perception (ESP), including precognition, telepathy, and psychokinesis, and examining the implications for human consciousness.
Comparative cognition: Examining cognitive abilities across a range of domestic species (i.e., dogs, cats, horses, mules) to find out how they perceive the world and solve problems. Understanding animal cognition as an important aspect of everyday welfare.
- Dr Philip Ulrich
- Dr Britta Osthaus
- Dr Alena Galilee
- Dr James Cane
- Dr. Emma Denby
- Helen Smithson
- (Completed) Samantha Reeves – “Effects of subliminal priming on mood and cognition” – Awarded 2015.
- (Completed) Tammy Dempster – “Exploring the methodology of alpha neurofeedback” – Awarded 2012.