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.
- Meet the team
- Interested in a PhD? Contact us for upcoming studentship competitions; explore the ESRC-BBSRC studentships in Biosocial Research, or check out self-funded opportunities here and here.
- Local FBMH students: apply for a short work placement or a thesis project
- EU students: join through Erasmus
Latest news from the lab
- BBC Evan Davis interviewed Dr. Talmi for Radio 4 about the emotion of 'feeling offended'.
- 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!