Psychophysiology Research Group
Cutting edge laboratory research and collaborative partnerships with industry
The Psychophysiology Research Group comprises academics and postgraduates who study human behaviour with a focus on the interaction between psychology and physiological systems.
The group consolidates expertise in psychophysiological (EEG, EMG, cardiac measures, eye-tracking) and neurophysiological techniques (fNIRS) to study human behaviour.
Current research topics include:
- Psychological and physiological mechanisms underlying cognitive and physical effort
- Psychophysiological measures of embodied emotional states
- Applied neuro/psychophysiology in human factors research
- Psychophysiological mechanisms in social cue perception
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We collaborate with researchers across LJMU from pharmacy, computing and public health, and we have strong collaborations with external partners including the BIAL Foundation, the Geneva Motivation Lab at the University of Geneva, Leiden University, Nano Games, VU University Medical Center, Unilever, The Experimental Psychology Society, The British Academy
Teaching and learning
All staff in the group contribute to teaching modules on the BSc (Hons) Psychology programme and some to the Health Psychology (MSc) and Brain and Behaviour (MSc) programmes.
The group conducts its research within modern laboratories housed in the Tom Reilly Building. Amongst others, we have a cardiovascular laboratory equipped for the assessment of autonomic activity associated with cognitive tasks, a psychophysiology laboratory equipped for recording a range of measures including ECG, EMG, skin conductance, and eye-tracking.
Meet the researchers within this group:
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17 papers found
Representation of adverse childhood experiences is associated with lower public stigma towards people who use drugs: an exploratory experimental study
Sumnall H, Hamilton I, Atkinson A and Montgomery C and Gage S
Motivated but not engaged: The implicit achievement motive requires difficult or unclear task difficulty conditions to exert an impact on effort
Florence M and Kerstin B and Richter M
Less than human: dehumanisation of people who use heroin
Sumnall H, Atkinson A, Gage S and Hamilton I and Montgomery C
Effortful Listening: Sympathetic Activity Varies as a Function of Listening Demand but Parasympathetic Activity Does not
Slade K, Kramer SE and Fairclough S and Richter M
Explicit achievement motive strength determines effort-related myocardial beta-adrenergic activity if task difficulty is unclear but not if task difficulty is clear
Mazeres F and Brinkmann K and Richter M
Social observation increases the cardiovascular response of hearing-impaired listeners during a speech reception task
Plain B, Pielage H, Richter M, Bhuiyan TA, Lunner T and Kramer SE and Zekveld AA