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.


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  • Journal article

    Personal informatics and negative emotions during commuter driving:Effects of data visualization on cardiovascular reactivity & mood

    Fairclough S and Dobbins C

    Publish date:01/12/2020 00:00:00

  • Journal article

    The passage of time during the UK Covid-19 lockdown

    Ogden R

    Publish date:06/07/2020 00:00:00

  • Journal article

    A Neuroergonomics Approach to Mental Workload, Engagement and Human Performance

    Dehais F, Lamont A and Roy R and Fairclough S

    Publish date:07/04/2020 00:00:00

  • Journal article

    Computer games as distraction from PAIN: Effects of hardware and difficulty on pain tolerance and subjective IMMERSION

    Fairclough S, Stamp K and Poole H and Dobbins C

    Publish date:08/03/2020 00:00:00

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