MerseyLune Seminar: We only search efficiently for two targets when there is no alternative

Prof. Kyle Cave, University of Massachusetts:

We are very good at searching for a visual object in a complex scene when we know its colour, because we can quickly guide our eyes and our attention to locations in the scene that have that colour. When we search for either of two different targets, however, we do not always search efficiently, and thus took longer to find the target. In a series of experiments, we found that subjects searching for two different colours often fixated colours that were very different from either target.

Hope Psychology: Autistic people can imitate novel biological kinematics during voluntary imitation

Liverpool Hope University Hope Park, Childwall, Liverpool

Speaker: Dr. Spencer Hayes,Β University College London.   Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental condition characterised by differences in restricted, repetitive patterns of behaviour, interests or activities, and persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction. In addition to these core characteristics, it is well reported that autistic people show differences Read more…

CANS Meeting: Nicola Jones

LJMU, Tom Reilly Building Tom Reilly Building, Liverpool John Moores University, Byrom Street, Liverpool

Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience @ LJMU. Speaker: Nicola Jones Nicola's interests include learning, memory and attention, and how these processes are represented behaviourally and at a neural level in both typical and atypical populations. Her PhD research was focused on investigating the effects of glucoregulation on memory and face recognition Read more…

Hope Psychology Seminar – Dr. Joni Holmes: The Centre for Attention Learning and Memory (CALM): a transdiagnostic approach to understanding learning difficulties

Liverpool Hope University Hope Park, Childwall, Liverpool

In the Centre for Attention Learning and Memory (CALM) weadopt a novel transdiagnostic approach to illuminating the cognitive, neural and behavioural dimensions of specific learning difficulties. In this talk I will present an overview of the CALM clinic and discuss two approaches to identifying the cognitive dimensions of learning problems in literacy and maths.

Visual Properties Driving Visual Preference (VPDVP)

Liverpool Hope University Hope Park, Childwall, Liverpool

Since 2015, VPDVP has provided the forum to explore preference for a variety of visual properties, including symmetry, fractals, natural statistics and smooth curvature. Keynote speakers: Johan Wagemans (University of Leuven, Belgium), Chris McManus (UCL, UK), Edward Vessel (Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Germany).

Liverpool Neuroscience Day 2019

LJMU, JP - Lower Lecture Theatre James Parsons Building, Liverpool John Moores University, Byrom Street, Liverpool

LND2019 - June 14 2019 ♦ Agenda ♦ Abstracts ♦ Registration ♦ Venue ♦ Liverpool Neuroscience Group will host the 6th Liverpool Neuroscience Day on Friday 14th June 2019. The aim of Liverpool Neuroscience Group is to explore the breadth and depth of research activity in brain and behavioural sciences Read more…