Professor Kit Pleydell-Pearce
Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology EducationSchool of Psychological Science
My research is primarily concerned with neurophysiological correlates of human cognition, and issues associated with localisation of cognitive function. Recent work has focused upon brain mechanisms underlying autobiographical memory. In addition, I am interested in developing new mathematical and computational techniques for analysing brain activity. This research is currently focused upon the problem of measuring cognitive workload and fatigue.Recent and current grants
- 1999-2000. Development of a Cognition Monitor, DERA, Centre for Human Sciences. In collaboration with Dr S. Whitecross (DoEP).
- 2000-2001. Further development of a Cognition Monitor. QinetiQ. Centre for Human Sciences. In collaboration with Dr S. Whitecross (DoEP).
- 2000-2001. The task taxonomy and workload implications of the pilot’s role. QinetiQ, Centre for Human Sciences. In collaboration with T. Diethe (CHS).
- 1999-2002. The neurophysiology of true and false memories. BBSRC. In collaboration with Prof. Martin Conway (Co-App), Dr Helen Sharpe and Dr Sharron Whitecross.
- 2002-2003 Measurement and analysis of EEG activity. QinetiQ, Centre for Human Sciences. In collaboration with Dr Caroline Brown (DoEP).
- 2001-2004. Further support and development of Cognition Monitor. QinetiQ. Centre for Human Sciences. In collaboration with Dr Sharron Whitecross.
Exploring the relationship of phase and peak-frequency EEG alpha-band and beta-band activity to temporal judgments of stimulus duration
Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
Investigation of the Mirror Memory Tasks’ concurrent validity and sensitivity to temporal lobe dysfunction
Investigation of visuospatial memory lateralisation in temporal lobe epilepsy and healthy participants