Psychophysiology

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.

Expertise

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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Collaborations

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.

Facitilies

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.

People

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Publications


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17 papers found

  • Journal article

    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

    Publish date:22/09/2021

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    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

    Publish date:15/09/2021

  • Journal article

    Less than human: dehumanisation of people who use heroin

    Sumnall H, Atkinson A, Gage S and Hamilton I and Montgomery C

    Publish date:06/09/2021

  • Journal article

    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

    Publish date:04/09/2021

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    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

    Publish date:01/09/2021

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    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

    Publish date:24/08/2021