MSc Research Projects

Below are titles of MSc dissertations completed by students on the MSc Psychology, MSc Brain Imaging and Cognitive Neuroscience, and MSc Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics.

MSc Psychology

  • The effects of language experience, modality, and depth of processing on word memory.
  • Investigating the role of reading and empathy on Theory of Mind.
  • Will being exposed to post-meal distraction increase later snack intake?
  • A cross-cultural investigation: the mediation of race and age in the gaze cue effect.
  • Documenting sexual and gender-based violence in Kenya: Evaluating the efficacy of an innovative training package in improving lay people’s adherence to best-practice interviewing.
  • A British understanding of racialised gaze cueing with the context of implicit racial bias, explicit racial identity, and self-esteem.
  • An experimental investigation of online and behaviourally informed interview tools to preserve the accuracy of eyewitness memory recall over time.
  • Co-occurring psychotic and eating disorders: a UK population-based study
  • Intuitive Alignment of Mindreading in Visual and Verbal Coordination Games: A MixedMethods Approach to Reasoning.
  • The effects of text alignment on users’ visual attention to banner ads: An eye-tracking study

MSc Brain Imaging and Cognitive Neuroscience

  • Functional architecture in resting-state associated with fluid intelligence among olderadults.
  • Regional hemispheric alpha power fluctuation correlates with congruency during complex audiovisual stimuli.
  • Examining the relationship between poor sleep, frontoparietal white matter, and sustained attention in older adults using diffusion tractography.
  • The role of social defeat in neurological differences in psychotic patients.
  • Brain state dynamics in ADHD: intrinsic functional connectivity alterations associated with adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
  • Hidden brain state dynamics fluctuates within a day.
  • Investigating how age-related changes to grey and white matter influence self-related processing.
  • Associations between Intrinsic Connectivity Networks and trait impulsivity in a healthy Japanese community population.
  • The role of the medial prefrontal cortex In self-benefitting and prosocial behaviours.

MSc Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics

  • Proof of Concept: Utilizing EEG and fNIRS to create a hybrid BCI device for hardware motor-imagery control.
  • Can’t say what you see? Developing a visual acuity test using Rapid Serial Visual Presentation and EEG.
  • Using drift diffusion models to investigate the attentional and perceptual differences in participants with autistic traits in simple reaction time tasks.
  • Pipeline for snatch analysis and modelling using world championship data and markerless pose tracking.
  • Accounting and removing confounding signals improve prediction of functional activation using machine learning and optical neuroimaging.
  • Computational modelling of search guidance by irrelevant features coincident with multiple items using the Choice of Reaching LEGO robot.
  • An ERP study of hyperexcitation to pattern glare in the DC shift period, characterizing habituation and sensitization effects.
  • Inference of the connection between subjective tactile evaluation and preference for surfaces.
  • Mechanism and Manifestation of Tremor: Is oscillatory input necessary for tremor generation for Parkinson’s Disease and Essential Tremor?