Research in Psychology at the University of Edinburgh targets scientific and applied research on a key challenge for the 21st century: how do human cognition, human behaviour and the human brain develop and function from infancy through to later life? Its research approach is to undertake discovery science on topics that are of interest both to other scientists and to the general public, focusing on how and why individuals differ throughout the lifespan, how memory, language, perception and action develop and function in the healthy brain, and how cognition and behaviour are affected by and respond to focal brain damage and brain diseases.

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  • Aging, working memory capacity and the proactive control of recollection: an event-related potential study 

    Morcom, Alexa; Wiegand, Ronny; Keating, Jessica; Affleck-Brodie, Caitlin
    The present study investigated the role of working memory capacity (WMC) in the control of recollection in young and older adults. We used electroencephalographic event-related potentials (ERPs) to examine the effects of ...
  • The Delicate Business of Identity full transcripts 

    Widdicombe, Sue
    The dataset consists of extracts from interviews that were conducted in Arabic with Syrian people, which were transcribed using Jefferson (2004) notation, transliterated, and translated. Identity has often been approached ...
  • Stimuli set and EEG data for Kuperberg et al. (2011) study 

    Martin, Andrea E.; Ito, Aine
    An event-related brain potential (ERP) experiment on cue-based interference from different types of linguistic representations during ellipsis resolution. The dataset includes the experimental stimuli set and the raw EEG ...
  • Stimuli set and EEG data for VPE2 study 

    Martin, Andrea E.; Ito, Aine
    The second of two event-related brain potential (ERP) experiments on cue-based interference from different types of linguistic representations during ellipsis resolution. The dataset includes the experimental stimuli set ...
  • Stimuli set and EEG data for VPE1 study 

    Martin, Andrea E.; Ito, Aine
    The first of two event-related brain potential (ERP) experiments on cue-based interference from different types of linguistic representations during ellipsis resolution. The dataset includes the experimental stimuli set ...
  • Stimuli set and EEG data for Dialogue Experiment 1 

    Martin, Andrea E.; Aine, Ito
    The dataset includes the experimental stimuli set and the raw EEG data collected from each participant.
  • Stimuli set and EEG data for Dialogue Experiment 4 

    Martin, Andrea E.; Ito, Aine
    The dataset includes the experimental stimuli set and the raw EEG data collected from each participant.
  • Stimuli set and EEG data for Dialogue Experiment 3 

    Martin, Andrea E.; Ito, Aine
    The data set includes the experimental stimuli set and the raw EEG data collected from each participant.
  • Eye-movement data for visually guided and memory-guided saccades 

    Nuthmann, Antje; Vitu, Françoise; Engbert, Ralf; Kliegl, Reinhold
    Please see ReadMe.txt.
  • Activity manipulation and eating, 2015 

    Banas, Kasia; Newman, Emily
    The data come from a third in a series of experimental studies looking at the effect of gender identity threat on food choices. The hypothesis tested was that, when presented with a masculinity threat, men would choose ...
  • Student ratings of food masculinity, healthiness and palatability, 2015 

    Banas, Kasia; Newman, Emily
    This short study provided groundwork for later research looking at the effect of gender threat on food choices. In this current study, a snowball sample of 128 university students residing in the UK were recruited ...
  • The student diet 

    Newman, Emily; Banas, Kasia
    This survey aimed to establish what foods are typically eaten by students in the United Kingdom as preliminary information for later studies of gender identity and diet. Specifically, we aimed to uncover what foods were ...
  • Stimuli set and EEG data for Dialogue Experiment 2 

    Ito, Aine; Martin, Andrea E.
    The dataset includes the experimental stimuli set and the raw EEG data collected from each participant.
  • SUPERSEDED: Stimuli set and EEG data for Dialogue Experiment 1 

    Ito, Aine; Martin, Andrea E.
    N.B. This dataset has been replaced by a new Dialogue 1 dataset. The dataset includes the experimental stimuli set and the raw EEG data collected from each participant.
  • The role of prosody and gaze in turn-end anticipation 

    Gambi, Chiara; Jachmann, Torsten; Staudte, Maria
    This collection contains 4 sound files (.wav) and 4 movie clips (.mpeg). The sound files represent a sample item from Experiment 1 in Gambi, Jachmann, & Staudte (2015). The role of prosody and gaze in turn-end anticipation. ...