UoA 4

This unit encompasses two distinctive research programmes – Cognitive Science and Health and Well-being. The latter encompasses three areas of major social significance: Normal and Abnormal Eating, Lifelong Wellbeing and Clinical Psychology. Cognitive Science grouping already supports separate laboratories researching Visual Cognition and Face Processing.

BU has expertise in advanced cognitive science methodologies, particularly VR, eye tracking, and Electroencephalography/Event Related Potentials (EEG/ERP).

Researchers work with academic colleagues at Universities in Australia, Japan and Hong Kong, Italy & USA among others. They collaborate with the NHS, German Society for Cognitive Science, British Neuroscience Association, among others.

Research News

  • EROGamb: a New Project with GambleAware on Enabling Responsible Online Gambling

    EROGamb: a New Project with GambleAware on Enabling Responsible Online Gambling

    The Engineering of Social Informatics research group (ESOTICS) in the Department of Computing and Informatics has recently obtained a research fund from GambleAware to support a project titled “Empowering Responsible... »

  • Lesion Symptom Mapping (VLSM) Workshop

    Lesion Symptom Mapping (VLSM)  Workshop

    The 2 Day Lesion Symptom Mapping (VLSM) workshop taught by Professor Chris Rorden will take place in Talbot Campus, Poole House, Bournemouth University on the 10th and 11th of May from... »

  • Partnership between ESOTICS Research Group and the Gambling Therapy

    Partnership between ESOTICS Research Group and the Gambling Therapy

    The growth of online gambling and the proliferation of smart phones has enabled people to gamble in different ways, and outside of premises such as casinos where staff have the... »

  • Partnership between ESOTICS Research Group and BreakFree

    Partnership between ESOTICS Research Group and BreakFree

    As recently featured in the Guardian article ‘Appy New Year: the best apps to help you achieve your resolutions for 2017’ the BreakFree app aims to empower people to take... »

  • PhD position in Computational Neuroscience

    PhD position in Computational Neuroscience

    PhD position in Computational Neuroscience ‘Metastable Cortical Dynamics Underlying Cognition’ (Bournemouth University-IDIBAPS Barcelona) Closing date: 28 November, 2016. A PhD position is available in the 3-years fully-funded project ‘Metastable Cortical Dynamics... »

  • Research examining the effect of complications and errors on surgeons

    Research examining the effect of complications and errors on surgeons

    A survey is being launched today [Friday 14 October 2016] to help understand the psychological impact on surgeons of errors or complications which arise as a result of surgical procedures.It... »

  • Research in the news: do we all need a ‘digital diet’?

    Research in the news: do we all need a ‘digital diet’?

    A ‘digital diet’ is the practice of controlling the obsessive and excessive usage of digital media, explains Dr Raian Ali, Principal Academic in Computing at BU. Digital addiction, to games... »

  • Digital Addiction research visit to Athens

    Digital Addiction research visit to Athens

    Dr Raian Ali and Professor Keith Phalp from the Department of Computing and Informatics along with Dr John McAlaney from the Department of Psychology visited Athens in May 2016 to... »

  • Workshop with Dr. Cyril Pernet – 27th May

    Workshop with Dr. Cyril Pernet – 27th May

    Dr. Cyril Pernet from the University of Edinburgh will be delivering a workshop on the 27th of May. His workshop will mainly cover two topics: Misconceptions in the use of the... »

  • Department of Psychology Newsletters

    Department of Psychology Newsletters

    The Department of Psychology produces a quarterly newsletter that includes news and information on the activities of the department and the successes of the staff and students. The most recent... »

  • Psychology research in the New Scientist

    Psychology research in the New Scientist

    Research resulting from a BU-funded PhD studentship is featured in this week’s edition of the New Scientist, and was also recently covered by the Independent. Under the supervision of Dr... »

  • Omega-3 oils for depression in adults

    Omega-3 oils for depression in adults

    A new systematic review, published in the Cochrane Library, finds insufficient high quality evidence to determine the effects of n-3PUFAs as a treatment for major depressive disorder. The review, led by... »

  • Metastable Dynamics of Neural Ensembles Underlying Cognition Workshop

    Metastable Dynamics of Neural Ensembles Underlying Cognition Workshop

    Prague, 23rd of July, 2015. 23rd Computational Neuroscience Meeting, CNS 2015   Organisers Emili Balaguer-Ballester (eb-ballester@bournemouth.ac.uk) Faculty of Science and Technology, Bournemouth University, UK. Bernstein Centre for Computational Neuroscience, University... »

  • BU lecturer’s comments picked up in British media

    BU lecturer’s comments picked up in British media

    British people are stuck in their ways at just 25, according to a new study endorsed by a Bournemouth University lecturer. Dr Samuel Nyman agrees with research which found that... »

  • Psychology research successes

    Psychology research successes

    The Department of Psychology has had a number of research successes over recent months. Research activity funding Dr Sarah Muir has been awarded a NIHR grant to work with Solent... »

  • Digital Health Research Group

    Digital Health Research Group

    Overview Digital technology is ubiquitous in this day and age and nowhere is this more clear than in the field of health. Online health information seeking is considered the third... »

  • Doctoral student visit to Stockholm University

    Doctoral student visit to Stockholm University

    This month, Psychology doctoral student Andy Moss travelled to Sweden to visit the ‘Olfactory and Cognitive Research Group’ at Stockholm University. Andy was the guest of Dr. Fredrik Jönsson and... »

  • Auditory processing: are expectations more important than sound?

    Auditory processing: are expectations more important than sound?

    What affects how we hear? Do we hear sounds as they are, or do our expectations about what we are going to hear instantaneously shape the way sound is processed?... »

  • Bournemouth University’s research recognised as world-leading

    Bournemouth University’s research recognised as world-leading

    Bournemouth University’s (BU) research has been recognised as world-leading in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). The REF assesses the quality and impact of research at all UK higher education... »

  • L-EMG cross-university collaboration investigating odour memory

    L-EMG cross-university collaboration investigating odour memory

    Psychology doctoral student, Andy Moss, has had the opportunity to spend a week at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN), with Dr John Marsh.  Andy has been investigating the role... »