Associate Professor in Decision Science
Skelton, F. (2018). Now conferencing but hardy and rewarding public engagement: Unplugged at the Fringe with the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas. Cognitive Psychology Bulletin,
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Carruthers, L. Creativity and Attention: A Multi-Method Investigation. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/1052411
Creativity is a valuable attribute that involves the generation of original ideas; attention is a vital function that facilitates information selection. Past research has rela...
Scottish Institute for Policing Research
The aim of the project is to conduct a systematic review and host round-table discussions to explore the use of police discretion when making decisions in relation to individuals' vulnerability.
17 August 2018
17 August 2018
Have you ever admitted to something you didn't do? At home? At work? What would it take to own up to breaking the law? It's surprisingly common for innocent people to confess ...
19 July 2018
19 July 2018
It is difficult to imagine admitting to something that you didn't do, especially something so serious as committing murder. There are however numerous documented cases of inno...
05 April 2018
05 April 2018
Every day juries are given the responsibility of deciding the fate of those accused in criminal trials and key evidence can be the difference between innocent or guilty. Some ...
Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology
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...
Curley, L. J., Maclean, R., Murray, J., Laybourn, P., & Brown, D. (2019). The bastard verdict and its influence on jurors. Medicine, Science and the Law, 59(1), 26-35. https://doi.org/10.1177/0025802418811740
The Scottish Legal system is a unique jurisdiction as jurors are able to give Not Proven verdicts in addition to the well-known Anglo-American verdicts (Guilty and Not Guilty)...
Barker, H., Munro, J., Orlov, N., Morgenroth, E., Moser, J., Eysenck, M. W., & Allen, P. (2018). Worry is associated with inefficient functional activity and connectivity in prefrontal and cingulate cortices during emotional interference. Brain and Behavior, e01137. doi:10.1002/brb3.1137
Anxiety is known to impair attentional control particularly when Task demands are high. Neuroimaging studies generally support these behavioral findings, reportin...
Curley, L. J., Murray, J., MacLean, R., Laybourn, P., & Brown, D. (2018). Faith in thy threshold. Medicine, Science and the Law, (002580241879106). ISSN 0025-8024
The current study focussed on the decision making processes of jurors. The study investigated how jurors make a decision, if they integrated information within their decision ...
Carruthers, L., MacLean, R., & Willis, A. (in press). The relationship between creativity and attention in adults. Creativity Research Journal,
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...
Langton, S. R., McIntyre, A. H., Hancock, P. J., & Leder, H. (2017). Saccades and smooth pursuit eye movements trigger equivalent gaze-cued orienting effects. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, (17470218.2017.1). doi:10.1080/17470218.2017.1362703. ISSN 1747-0218
Research has established that a perceived eye gaze produces a concomitant shift in a viewer’s spatial attention in the direction of that gaze. The two experiments reported her...
Curley, L. J., Murray, J. & MacLean, R. (2017). Heuristics: The good, the bad, and the biased. What value can bias have for decision makers?. the Quarterly. , 41-44. ISSN 1746-6016
This discussion paper will look at heuristics (rule of thumb techniques for decision making), (Tversky & Kahneman, 1974) and their potential value. Typically, heuristics have ...
Marsh, J. E., Patel, K., Labonté, K., Battersby, K. L., Frowd, C. D., Ball, L. J., …Vachon, F. (2017). Chatting in the face of the eyewitness: the impact of extraneous cell-phone conversation on memory for a perpetrator. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 71(3), (183-190). doi:10.1037/cep0000101. ISSN 1196-1961
Cell-phone conversation is ubiquitous within public spaces. The current study investigates whether ignored cell-phone conversation impairs eyewitness memory for a perpetrator....
McParland, J., Knussen, C., & Murray, J. (2016). The effects of a recalled injustice on the experience of experimentally induced pain and anxiety in relation to just-world beliefs. European Journal of Pain, 20(9), (1392-1401). doi:10.1002/ejp.862. ISSN 1090-3801
Background: A growing field of investigation into social justice cognitions and pain suggests perceived injustice has a negative impact on pain, but little is known about indi...
Riby, L., Law, A., McLaughlin, J. & Murray, J. (2010). Preliminary evidence that glucose ingestion facilitates prospective memory performance. Nutrition Research. 31, 370-377. doi:10.1016/j.nutres.2011.04.003. ISSN 0271-5317
Previous research has found that the ingestion of glucose boosts task performance in the memory
domain (including tasks tapping episodic, semantic, and working memory). The pr...
Murray, J., & Thomson, M. E. (2011). Age-related differences on cognitive overload in an audio-visual memory task. European Journal of Psychology of Education, 26(1), (129-141). doi:10.1007/s10212-010-0032-7. ISSN 0256-2928
The present study aimed to provide evidence outlining whether the type of stimuli used in teaching would provoke differing levels of recall across three different academic age...
Piotrowska, B., Willis, A., MacLean, R., Murray, J. & Kerridge, J. (2014). Visual-spatial-motor integration in a cross-section of primary-aged children: implications for assessing risk of Dyslexia. In Proceedings European Conference on Visual Perception ECVP 2015
Dyslexia is a common condition characterized by difficulties with reading and writing despite adequate intelligence, education and motivation. Many individuals with dyslexia a...
The Stand's New Town Theatre (Venue 7), Studio
16 August 2018
The Banshee Labyrinth, Niddrie Street, Edinburgh, EL1 1LG
18 July 2018
Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Summerhall, Edinburgh
4 April 2018