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10th May, 2023

Tracking the mind’s eye: The Psychology of attention and memory


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10th May, 2023
18:00 -
Cambridge campus

In his inaugural Professorial lecture, David Pearson will present key research topics and findings drawn from throughout his research career.

He will discuss how research methods that enable psychologists to record or manipulate how people move their eyes can help inform our understanding of how people remember spatial locations, what happens in the brain when we remember previous events we have directly experienced, and even why spending time in natural environments such as parks or forests can be beneficial for our mental well-being.


David Pearson is Professor of Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience at Anglia Ruskin University and co-lead of the Cognition Research Hub in the ARU Centre for Mind and Behaviour. His research examines the cognitive processes involved during memory, attention, and visuo-spatial thinking, with a particular focus on applications in the fields of clinical and environmental psychology. Prior to joining ARU in 2015 David has worked at the University of Aberdeen, the University of the Saarland in Germany, and has taught for the Open University. He is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Chartered Psychologist, and a visiting researcher at Trieste University in Italy and the University of Bergen in Norway.

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