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Learning and Memory Research Group

Overview

The Liverpool Hope University Memory Group is interested in the study of human memory processes ranging from basic cognitive processes through to clinical applications. We make use of a wide range of perspectives, including cognitive psychology, neuroscience and physiology. Our primary goal is to further the understanding of a variety of memory phenomena and to translate research into real world applications.

The Memory Group has a diverse range of interests and is actively researching a number of different areas of human memory. Dr Dan Clark is interested in how people recall the location of objects in space and is also conducting a series of experiments exploring the survival processing effect in memory. Dr Lorna Bourke is interested in how the interaction between working memory, executive functioning and motivation impact the development of children’s writing. Similarly, Dr Glen Pennington’s work explores working memory development in children and how this equates to development of mathematical skills in young children. Dr Philippe Chassy’s research focuses on how complex knowledge is formed and utilised (e.g. experts). Dr Nicola Jones uses a combination of behavioural and EEG techniques to explore how the efficiency of blood glucoregulation impacts on memory performance. Finally, Dr Jane McCagh is interested in how memory and associated (socio) cognitive processes are affected within clinical populations.

If you would like any additional information, please feel free to contact us. 

Dr Dan Clark

Publications

Jones, N., Riby, L.M. & Smith, M.A. (2016). Impaired Word and Face Recognition in Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes. Archives of Medical Research, 47, 372-381.

Clark, D. P. A. & Bruno, D. (2016). Fit to last: Exploring the longevity of the survival processing effect. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 69, 1164-1178

Clark, D. P. A. (2015) Can survival processing help to preserve our memories? In D. Bruno (Ed.), The Preservation of Memory: Theory and Practice for Clinical and Non-Clinical Populations. Oxford, UK: Psychology Press.

Jones, J., & Chassy, P. (2015). The central role of memory in expert management intuition. International Journal of Management Sciences, 6,129-135.

Jones, J., Fitzpatrick, J., & Chassy, P. (2015). The cognitive engineering of memory in educational website design. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal2(5), 115-121.

Jones, N., Riby, L.M., Mitchell, R.L.C. & Smith, M.A. (2014) Type 2 Diabetes and Memory: Using Neuroimaging to Understand the Mechanisms. Current Diabetes Reviews, 10, 118-123.

Ferguson, M. A., Henshaw, H., Clark, D. P. A. & Moore, D. R. (2014) Benefits of auditory training in 50-74 year olds with mild hearing loss. Ear & Hearing. 35, e110 - e121.

Chassy, P. (2013). The role of memory templates in experts’ strategic thinking. Psychology Research, 3, 276-289.

Bourke, L., Davies, S.J., Sumner, E., & Green, C. (2013). Individual differences in the development of early writing skills: testing the unique contribution of visuo-spatial working memory. Reading and Writing (online first) DOI 10.1007/s11145-013-9446-3

Clark, D. P. A., Dunn, A. K. & Baguley, T. (2013) Testing the exclusivity effect in location memory. Memory. 21, 512-523.

Chassy, P., de Calmès, M., & Prade, H. (2012). Making sense as a process emerging from perception-memory interaction - A model. International Journal of Intelligent Systems, 27(8), 757-775

McCagh, J., Fisk, J.E., Baker, G.A. (2009). Epilepsy, psychosocial and cognitive functioning. Epilepsy Research, 86, 1-14.

Bourke, L., & Adams, A-M. (2003). The relationship between working memory and early writing assessed at word, sentence and text level. Educational and Child Psychology, 20 (3), 19-36   

 

Group Members

 

Dr Lorna Bourke

 Dr Lorna Bourke

Tel: +44 (0)151 291 3077

Email: bourkel@hope.ac.uk

 ‌Dr Philippe Chassy

 Dr Philippe Chassy

Tel: +44 (0)151 291 3508

Email: chassyp@hope.ac.uk

 Dan Clark  

Dr Dan Clark

Tel: +44 (0)151 291 3820

Email: clarkd@hope.ac.uk

 Dr Nicola Jones 150x150

 Dr Nicola Jones

Tel: +44 (0)151 291 3703

Email: jonesn@hope.ac.uk

 0140 Dr Jane McCagh

 Dr Jane McCagh

Tel: +44 (0)151 291 3518

Email: mccaghj@hope.ac.uk

 Glen Pennington staff index pic

 Dr Glen Pennington

Tel: +44 (0)151 291 3505

Email: penning@hope.ac.uk

 0260 Prof Michael Ziessler

 Prof Michael Ziessler

Tel: +44 (0)151 291 3882

Email: ziesslm@hope.ac.uk

 

 

Facilities

We have many labs available for research in the university which are hosted in the Science building.

  MCRG - Building

Computer based experiments. There are booths available for computer based experiments. The computers are equipped with E-prime 2 Professional.

EEG Lab. A 64-channel EEG system with active electrodes (BioSemi). Licences for MatLab and for the BESA software for the analysis of EEG data are available.

Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy. FNIR System & fNIRSoft Std & Comp 220 V is also available for research.

Eye tracking lab. EyeLink 1000/2000 system (SR Research) in 2007. In 2012 the system was upgraded by a new computer with higher processor performance and a new screen with faster response rate.

Biological markers. BioFlexComp Infiniti system (Bio-Medical Instruments Inc.) which records a set of physiological parameters such as Electroencephalogram, electromyogram, electrocardiogram, blood volume pulse, respiration, temperature, skin conductance and others.

Observation lab: The lab consists of two rooms: the observation room itself and the monitor room which houses the recording equipment. The relocation of the lab included a refurbishment and upgrade of the equipment.

- See more at: http://www.hope.ac.uk/research/researchcentres/researchcentredetails/mathematicalcognitionresearchgroup/#sthash.wqdk6m2Z.dpuf

 

 

Contact

If you are interested in being part of our research as a volunteer research assistant, participant or you want to join us as a post-graduate student, feel free to contact us.

Liverpool Hope University Learning and Memory Group

Hope Park, Liverpool, L16 9JD.

Phone: 0151 291 3820

Email: Dr Dan Clark (clarkd@hope.ac.uk

Overview

The Liverpool Hope University Memory Group is interested in the study of human memory processes ranging from basic cognitive processes through to clinical applications. We make use of a wide range of perspectives, including cognitive psychology, neuroscience and physiology. Our primary goal is to further the understanding of a variety of memory phenomena and to translate research into real world applications.

The Memory Group has a diverse range of interests and is actively researching a number of different areas of human memory. Dr Dan Clark is interested in how people recall the location of objects in space and is also conducting a series of experiments exploring the survival processing effect in memory. Dr Lorna Bourke is interested in how the interaction between working memory, executive functioning and motivation impact the development of children’s writing. Similarly, Dr Glen Pennington’s work explores working memory development in children and how this equates to development of mathematical skills in young children. Dr Philippe Chassy’s research focuses on how complex knowledge is formed and utilised (e.g. experts). Dr Nicola Jones uses a combination of behavioural and EEG techniques to explore how the efficiency of blood glucoregulation impacts on memory performance. Finally, Dr Jane McCagh is interested in how memory and associated (socio) cognitive processes are affected within clinical populations.

If you would like any additional information, please feel free to contact us. 

Dr Dan Clark

Publications

Jones, N., Riby, L.M. & Smith, M.A. (2016). Impaired Word and Face Recognition in Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes. Archives of Medical Research, 47, 372-381.

Clark, D. P. A. & Bruno, D. (2016). Fit to last: Exploring the longevity of the survival processing effect. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 69, 1164-1178

Clark, D. P. A. (2015) Can survival processing help to preserve our memories? In D. Bruno (Ed.), The Preservation of Memory: Theory and Practice for Clinical and Non-Clinical Populations. Oxford, UK: Psychology Press.

Jones, J., & Chassy, P. (2015). The central role of memory in expert management intuition. International Journal of Management Sciences, 6,129-135.

Jones, J., Fitzpatrick, J., & Chassy, P. (2015). The cognitive engineering of memory in educational website design. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal2(5), 115-121.

Jones, N., Riby, L.M., Mitchell, R.L.C. & Smith, M.A. (2014) Type 2 Diabetes and Memory: Using Neuroimaging to Understand the Mechanisms. Current Diabetes Reviews, 10, 118-123.

Ferguson, M. A., Henshaw, H., Clark, D. P. A. & Moore, D. R. (2014) Benefits of auditory training in 50-74 year olds with mild hearing loss. Ear & Hearing. 35, e110 - e121.

Chassy, P. (2013). The role of memory templates in experts’ strategic thinking. Psychology Research, 3, 276-289.

Bourke, L., Davies, S.J., Sumner, E., & Green, C. (2013). Individual differences in the development of early writing skills: testing the unique contribution of visuo-spatial working memory. Reading and Writing (online first) DOI 10.1007/s11145-013-9446-3

Clark, D. P. A., Dunn, A. K. & Baguley, T. (2013) Testing the exclusivity effect in location memory. Memory. 21, 512-523.

Chassy, P., de Calmès, M., & Prade, H. (2012). Making sense as a process emerging from perception-memory interaction - A model. International Journal of Intelligent Systems, 27(8), 757-775

McCagh, J., Fisk, J.E., Baker, G.A. (2009). Epilepsy, psychosocial and cognitive functioning. Epilepsy Research, 86, 1-14.

Bourke, L., & Adams, A-M. (2003). The relationship between working memory and early writing assessed at word, sentence and text level. Educational and Child Psychology, 20 (3), 19-36   

 

Group Members

 

Dr Lorna Bourke

 Dr Lorna Bourke

Tel: +44 (0)151 291 3077

Email: bourkel@hope.ac.uk

 ‌Dr Philippe Chassy

 Dr Philippe Chassy

Tel: +44 (0)151 291 3508

Email: chassyp@hope.ac.uk

 Dan Clark  

Dr Dan Clark

Tel: +44 (0)151 291 3820

Email: clarkd@hope.ac.uk

 Dr Nicola Jones 150x150

 Dr Nicola Jones

Tel: +44 (0)151 291 3703

Email: jonesn@hope.ac.uk

 0140 Dr Jane McCagh

 Dr Jane McCagh

Tel: +44 (0)151 291 3518

Email: mccaghj@hope.ac.uk

 Glen Pennington staff index pic

 Dr Glen Pennington

Tel: +44 (0)151 291 3505

Email: penning@hope.ac.uk

 0260 Prof Michael Ziessler

 Prof Michael Ziessler

Tel: +44 (0)151 291 3882

Email: ziesslm@hope.ac.uk

 

 

Facilities

We have many labs available for research in the university which are hosted in the Science building.

  MCRG - Building

Computer based experiments. There are booths available for computer based experiments. The computers are equipped with E-prime 2 Professional.

EEG Lab. A 64-channel EEG system with active electrodes (BioSemi). Licences for MatLab and for the BESA software for the analysis of EEG data are available.

Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy. FNIR System & fNIRSoft Std & Comp 220 V is also available for research.

Eye tracking lab. EyeLink 1000/2000 system (SR Research) in 2007. In 2012 the system was upgraded by a new computer with higher processor performance and a new screen with faster response rate.

Biological markers. BioFlexComp Infiniti system (Bio-Medical Instruments Inc.) which records a set of physiological parameters such as Electroencephalogram, electromyogram, electrocardiogram, blood volume pulse, respiration, temperature, skin conductance and others.

Observation lab: The lab consists of two rooms: the observation room itself and the monitor room which houses the recording equipment. The relocation of the lab included a refurbishment and upgrade of the equipment.

- See more at: http://www.hope.ac.uk/research/researchcentres/researchcentredetails/mathematicalcognitionresearchgroup/#sthash.wqdk6m2Z.dpuf

 

 

Contact

If you are interested in being part of our research as a volunteer research assistant, participant or you want to join us as a post-graduate student, feel free to contact us.

Liverpool Hope University Learning and Memory Group

Hope Park, Liverpool, L16 9JD.

Phone: 0151 291 3820

Email: Dr Dan Clark (clarkd@hope.ac.uk