This group researches how cognitive processes unfold during development from infancy into adulthood and their application to real'world problems. Currently funded applied research includes an investigation into the causes of human errors in quality control procedures in the packaging of fresh produce. This work, conducted in partnership with a leading UK supermarket chain, seeks to use principles derived from the study of perception, attention, and memory to understand and minimise these errors. Current developmental work examines cognitive processes in children with developmental disorders (e.g., specific language impairment and Williams' syndrome) and also the continued impact of impairments in adulthood (e.g., developmental dyslexia).
Course Additional Entry
Applicants are expected to have a good Honours degree. If applicants have the equivalent of a lower 2nd or 3rd Class Honours they would also need a Postgraduate qualification at Master's level. Applicants will also be required to show proof of all of their qualifications. If English is not an applicant's 1st language they will be expected to prove their competency in English, showing an IELTS score of at least 7.0 at postgraduate level.
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