An investigation of the role of leadership in consensus decision-making
Perret, C., & Powers, S. T. (2022)
An investigation of the role of leadership in consensus decision-making. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 543, Article 111094. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2022.111094
Leadership is a widespread phenomena in social organisms and it is recognised to facilitate coordination between individuals. While the role of leadership in group foraging or...
Structured Groups Make More Accurate Veracity Judgments Than Individuals
Hamlin, I., Bolger, F., Vasilichi, A., Belton, I., Crawford, M. M., Sissons, A., …Wright, G. (2021)
Structured Groups Make More Accurate Veracity Judgments Than Individuals. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 35(6), 1600-1607. https://doi.org/10.1002/acp.3892
Groups often make better judgments than individuals, and recent research suggests that this phenomenon extends to the deception detection domain. The present research investig...
The effects of dual-task interference in predicting turn-ends in speech and music
Fisher, N. K., Hadley, L. V., Corps, R. E., & Pickering, M. J. (2021)
The effects of dual-task interference in predicting turn-ends in speech and music. Brain Research, 1768, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainres.2021.147571
Determining when a partner’s spoken or musical turn will end requires well-honed predictive abilities. Evidence suggests that our motor systems are activated during perception...
The importance of detailed context reinstatement for the production of identifiable composite faces from memory
Fodarella, C., Marsh, J. E., Chu, S., Athwal-Kooner, P., Jones, H. S., Skelton, F. C., …Frowd, C. D. (2021)
The importance of detailed context reinstatement for the production of identifiable composite faces from memory. Visual Cognition, 29(3), 180-200. https://doi.org/10.1080/13506285.2021.1890292
Memory is facilitated by reflecting upon, or revisiting, the environment in which information was encoded. We investigated these “context reinstatement” (CR) techniques to imp...
Bilingualism: The foreign language effect does not extend to rational decision making
Curley, L., Carruthers, L., & Piotrowska, B. (2020)
Bilingualism: The foreign language effect does not extend to rational decision making. Journal of Articles in Support of the Null Hypothesis, 17(1),
This research investigated if the foreign language effect extended to rationality. Four groups (English speaking monolingual group; Polish speaking monolingual group; Bilingua...
Is the definition of task-irrelevant contextual information black and white?
Curley, L. J., Munro, J., Lages, M., MacLean, R., & Murray, J. (2020)
Is the definition of task-irrelevant contextual information black and white?. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 65(2), 668-670. https://doi.org/10.1111/1556-4029.14273
Author's response to "Commentary on: Curley LJ, Munro J, Lages M, MacLean R, Murray J. Assessing cognitive bias in forensic decisions: a review and outlook. J Forensic Sci doi...
Constructing identifiable composite faces: The importance of cognitive alignment of interview and construction procedure.
Skelton, F. C., Frowd, C. D., Hancock, P. J. B., Jones, H. S., Jones, B. C., Fodarella, C., …Logan, K. (2020)
Constructing identifiable composite faces: The importance of cognitive alignment of interview and construction procedure. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 26(3), 507-521. https://doi.org/10.1037/xap0000257
We investigated the impact of congruency between the witness interview and method used to construct a composite face. Experiment 1, using a typical feature-by-feature composi...
Suicide Risk Assessment in the Emergency Department: An Investigation of Current Practice in Scotland
McClatchey, K., Murray, J., Chouliara, Z., Rowat, A., & Hauge, S. R. (2019)
Suicide Risk Assessment in the Emergency Department: An Investigation of Current Practice in Scotland. International Journal of Clinical Practice, 73(4), https://doi.org/10.1111/ijcp.13342
Suicide is a global public health issue. Approximately one third of individuals who complete suicide have attended an emergency department in the year preceding the...
Altered relationship between prefrontal glutamate and activation during cognitive control in people with high trait anxiety
Morgenroth, E., Orlov, N., Lythgoe, D. J., Stone, J. M., Barker, H., Munro, J., …Allen, P. (2019)
Altered relationship between prefrontal glutamate and activation during cognitive control in people with high trait anxiety. Cortex, 117, 53-63. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2019.02.021
Trait anxiety can affect cognitive control resulting in ineffective and/or inefficient task performance. Moreover, previous functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) studie...
The relationship between creativity and attention in adults
Carruthers, L., MacLean, R., & Willis, A. (2018)
The relationship between creativity and attention in adults. Creativity Research Journal, 30(4), 370-379
Creativity is a valuable attribute that involves the generation of original ideas; attention is a vital function that facilitates information selection. There is some evidence...