Events 2014

Psychology Seminars - C221 Wednesdays 16:00-17:00

Date Details
29 Oct
16:30

Dr. Xun He, Bournemouth University
Title: Interpersonal memory guidance of attention: Driving factors and neural mechanisms.

Abstract: As social animals, how humans are influenced by the social environment is still not well understood, especially when it comes to how our own behaviour is affected by the presence of a co-actor performing similar tasks. In the current research, we engaged participants with working memory (WM) and visual search tasks, and found that the allocation of attention by a participant in a visual search task can be affected by memory items that have to be maintained by a co-actor, when similar tasks are jointly engaged by dyads. This interpersonal memory-based guidance of attention is modulated by the nature of the relationship between individuals, and reduces when individuals have higher ingroup relations. Following studies revealed that collectivism is the driving factor of this effect: it correlated with the collectivism scores, and was enhanced by priming with a collectivistic scenario. We also carried out an event-related potential (ERP) study. The findings demonstrated that unlike the intrapersonal memory guidance effect, which is usually represented by an effect in the N2pc component of ERP, the interpersonal memory guidance is shown in reduced N1 and reduced sustained posterior contralateral negativity (SPCN) components. We suggest that the interpersonal memory guidance is a result of top-down inhibition of the distracting but irrelevant information from the co-actor’s tasks.

5 Nov

Jillian Anable, University of Aberdeen

26 Nov

Jessie Ricketts, University of Reading

Other Seminars

Date & Time Location Details
22 Oct
16:00
CMLT

Biological and Medical Sciences
Professor Scott Waddell, University of Oxford
Bending the mind of a fruit fly

28 Oct
12:00
JHB308

Nutrition Group
Dr Katy Tapper, City University, London
Online Approaches to Promote Healthy Eating

29 Oct
16:00
CMLT

Biological and Medical Sciences
Dr David Saunton, University of Oxford
Biophysics: Quality control rather than a specialism

4 Nov
12:00
JHB308

Nutrition Group
Dr Gareth Wallis, University of Birmingham
Fat Oxidation During Exercise and the Influence of Nutrition

5 Nov
16:00
CMLT

Biological and Medical Sciences
Dr Sandra Boccard, University of Oxford
Deep brain stimulation for pain

11 Nov
12:00
JHB308

Nutrition Group
Dr Isabel Skypala, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
Allergy and Nutrition

12 Nov
13:00
JHB206

Children and Families Research Group
Briony Enser
Alcohol-Related Collateral Harm in the family & social circle: The unseen dimension of alcohol-related harm?

12 Nov
16:00
CMLT

Biological and Medical Sciences
Dr Andrew Oates, MRC London
Patterning embryos with oscillations

18 Nov
12:00
JHB308

Nutrition Group
Dr Adrian Martineau, Barts and The London School of Medicine & Dentistry
Vitamin D, Respiratory Infection and Immunity

18 Oct
13:00
C221

Developmental Research Group
Wenchong Vivienne Du
TBA

19 Nov
16:00
CMLT

Biological and Medical Sciences
Professor Jon Slate, University of Sheffield
Genetic architecture of quantitave traits in wild populations

25 Nov
12:00
JHB308

Nutrition Group
Dr Carolyn Greig, University of Birmingham
Nutrition and Aging

26 Nov
13:00
JHB206

Children and Families Research Group
Gerry Byrne, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Bringing Light to Dark Places: Working with Children and Families Where Child Abuse has Occurred

26 Nov
16:00
CMLT

Biological and Medical Sciences
Professor David Hosken, University of Exeter
TBA

2 Dec
12:00
JHB308

Nutrition Group
Dr Anne Mullen, The Dairy Council
Current Research in Dairy

2 Dec
13:00
C221

Developmental Research Group
Nayeli Gonzalez-Gomez
"Piano" is easier to learn than "guitar": Exploring phonological effects on early word learning.

3 Dec
16:00
CMLT

Biological and Medical Sciences
Sam Berry and Laura Jacobs
TBA

10 Dec
16:00
CMLT

Biological and Medical Sciences
Dr Barbara Jennings
Switches and dials - gene regulation during development

16 Dec
13:00
C221

Developmental Research Group
Annabel Molyneux
Handwriting in the Classroom - Teachers' Viewpoints

Events

Date Details
30 Sept
9:00-16:00
The Oxford Autumn School in Cognitive Neuroscience
Lecture Theatre A, Department of Experimental Psychology, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS
13 Nov
16:00-18:30
Oxford Brookes Careers Centre and The Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training, Oxford University
Is Clinical Psychology for Me? Please email M Rahman for more details and to reserve a place. Reservations close 31st October.
19 Nov Psychology, Social Work and Public Health
Department Research Day

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