What we do
The lab carries out research on the interplay between emotion and cognition - feeling and thinking. Our research is focused on the impact of emotional value on memory and how it is represented in the brain.
- Why - when - and how are emotional events remembered better than neutral ones?
- Does emotional memory in humans function in a similar way to the way it functions in animals?
- How does the brain computes the value of opportunities that are both good and bad?
These are just some examples of the questions about emotional cognition that we strive to answer in our lab.
Who we are
The Emotional Cognition Lab is part of The University of Manchester's Division of Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology, led by Lab Director Dr Deborah Talmi.
How you can get involved
The Lab invites members of the public to join our research. We welcome opportunities for working together with our local community and other research users.
Latest news from the lab
- BBC Evan Davis interviewed Dr. Talmi about the emotion of 'feeling offended' - coming up on Radio 4 on the 2nd of August 2018.
- PhD candidate Liz Mcmanus won the Faculty's 'best poster' prize!
- Our research features on the cover of this issue of Learning and Memory.
- We have recently won (together with Dr. Taylor) a Wellcome Trust training award to provide a local hands-on practical workshop on Representaitonal Similarity Analysis. Thanks to Dr. Chris Cox for providing a blueprint for the workshop in our first RSA training day!
- Dr. Talmi has been invited to submit a full Levershulme grant proposal, in collaboration with Prof. Frith.