Mind and Brain
Theme lead: Professor Laura Mickes
The Mind and Brain theme brings together members of the School to understand a broad range of psychological and neuropsychological processes, including attention, perception, memory, language, decision-making, and the interplays between them. We conduct cutting-edge research grounded in theory and using a wide range of methodologies (e.g., computational, behavioural, neuroscientific). We aim to upkeep existing and create new feedback loops with key end-users (e.g., the NHS, the legal system, educators) to inform our scientific inquiries and to share our findings.
Our vision is for our research to lead to a happier, safer, and more equitable world.
To realise this vision, we aim to:
- Understand the mind and brain better using basic, experimental, and theoretical approaches.
- Conduct applied research to ensure usefulness.
- Use our findings to inform policies and improve healthcare approaches, workplace performance, education methods, and criminal justice practices.