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Varieties of selective attention in category learning

Professor David Shanks | Psychology | 01 February 2003

This proposal is for research aimed at clarifying the role of attentional processes in learning. Exemplar models of human category learning assume that categories are represented by stored instances, and new items are categorised based on similarity ...

Recognising diversity? Equalities in principle and practice

Dr Sally Hines | 21 May 2012

Focusing on the 2004 uk gender recognition act, the project seeks to: influence policy makers in their current review of the legal process of ‘gender recognition’ provide a systematic international review of gender recognition law and po ...

Do executive motor-control mechanisms regulate monetary choice and gambling?

Professor Frederick Verbruggen | Psychology | 01 April 2012

People often need to take decisions that involve some element of risk. This project investigates what factors determine risk-taking behaviour when making monetary choices. In particular, it focuses on how the need to exercise control over one's motor ...

Understanding the interaction between working memory and selective attention

Dr Alex Bahrami Balani | Psychology | 01 February 2012

Human brain needs an effective method of selecting stimuli relevant to its behavioural gaols while ignoring irrelevant stimuli. Visual selection appears to be controlled by information held in working memory (wm), which serves to bias selection in fa ...

The theory of network morphology.

Professor Greville Corbett | Linguistics | 07 September 1995

Morphology is the study of the structure of words; the structures found vary dramatically, from languages with simple structures (like english), through those of moderate complexity (like russian) to those of great complexity, discussed below. Our ai ...

Neural representation of the identities and expressions of human faces

Dr Nicholas Furl | Psychology | 26 September 2011

Although a person's facial identity is immutable, faces are dynamic and undergo complex movements which signal critical social cues (viewpoint, eye gaze, speech movements, expressions of emotion and pain).   these movements can confuse automated ...

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