I completed my PhD at Brunel University (UK) in 2007. My research focuses essentially on learning and memory with a particular emphasis on mathematical cognition. My primary interest is to see how complex (or abstract) mathematical knowledge is formed and how it influences a wide variety of cognitive processes. To investigate this question I use behavioural measures completed with the eye tracker and neuroimaging technologies such as the fMRI or the fNIRS. In line with my research interests most of my teaching is centred on learning & memory and their practical applications. I deliver lectures at UG ad PG level in modules of cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience or neuroimaging. I also intervene at UG and PG level in several modules in statistics or modelling such as Research Methods in Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience and Artificial Neural networks. I am member of two professional bodies:
- The International Research Association for Talent Development and Excellence (IRATDE), and
- The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB)
- Director of the Mathematical Cognition Research Group (MCRG)
- Assistant Head of the Department of Psychology
- Coordinator of the Masters in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging (More info)
Books & Book chapters
- Chassy, P. (2014). How language shapes social perception. In D. Evans (Ed.), Language and Identity: Discourse in the World (pp. 36-51). London, UK: Bloomsbury.
- Chassy, P., & Anic, D. (2012). L’entraînement du joueur d’échecs: Science et Performance. Montpellier, France: Olibris [Chess training method based on psychology]
- Gobet, F., Chassy, P., & Bilalic, M. (2011). Foundations of cognitive psychology. McGraw & Hill.
Recent peer-reviewed articles
- Chassy, P., Lindell, T. A. E., Jones, J., & Paramei, G. (2015). A relationship between visual complexity and aesthetic appraisal of car front images: An eye-tracker study. Perception, 44, 1085-197.
- Jones, J., & Chassy, P. (2015). The central role of memory in expert management intuition. International Journal of Management Sciences, 6, 129-135.
- Chassy, P., & Gobet, F. (2015). Risk taking in adversarial situations: Civilization differences in chess experts. Cognition, 141, 36-40.
- Jones, J., Fitzpatrick, J., & Chassy, P. (2015). The cognitive engineering of memory in educational website design. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 2(5), 115-121.
- Wright, M., Gobet, F., Chassy, P., & Ramchandani, P. (2013). ERP to chess stimuli reveal expert-novice differences in the amplitudes of N2 and P3 components. Psychophysiology, 50(10), 1023-1033.
- Chassy, P. (2013a). Team-play in football: How science supports F.C. Barcelona’s training strategy. Psychology, 4, 7-12.
- Chassy, P. (2013b). The role of memory templates in experts’ strategic thinking. Psychology Research, 3, 276-289.
- Chassy, P., & Gobet, F. (2013). Visual search in ecological and non-ecological displays: Evidence for a non-monotonic effect of complexity on performance. Plos One, 8(1), e53420.
- 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.
- Chassy, P., & Grodd, W. (2012). Comparison of quantities: Core and format-dependent regions as revealed by fMRI. Cerebral Cortex, 22(6), 1420-1430.
- Chassy, P., & Gobet, F. (2011a). A hypothesis about the biological basis of expert intuition. Review of General Psychology, 15, 198-212.
- Chassy, P., & Gobet, F. (2011b). Measuring chess experts' single-use sequence knowledge: An archival study of departure from 'theoretical' openings. Plos One, 6(11), e26692.
- Chassy, P., & Gobet, F. (2010). Speed of expertise acquisition depends upon inherited factors. Talent Development & Excellence, 2, 17-27.