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Elisa Cooper
Research staff, Memory and perception group
01223 355294 x.602

I'm investigating episodic memory in aging, using behavioural measures, E/MEG, and fMRI. Other lines of research include studying the preserved abilities of individuals with hippocampal damage, and looking at learning via a procedure known as 'Fast Cortical Mapping'.

My PhD research explored a semantic memory contribution to orthography-to-phonology computation in healthy adult word reading using ERP and behavioural measures.



  • Vitkovitch, M., Cooper, E. (2012). My Word! Interference from reading object names implies a role for competition during name retrieval. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 65(6), 1229-1240.
  • Pulvermuller, F., Cooper-Pye, E., Dine, C., Hauk, O., Nestor, P.J., & Patterson, K. (2010). The word processing deficit in semantic dementia: all categories are equal, but some categories are more equal than others. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22, 2027–2041.
  • Vitkovitch, M., Cooper-Pye, E., & Ali, L. (2010). The long and the short of it! Naming a set of prime words before a set of related picture targets at two different intertrial intervals. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 22, 161–171.
  • Woollams, A.M., Cooper-Pye, E., Hodges, J.R., & Patterson, K. (2008). Anomia: a doubly typical signature of semantic dementia. Neuropsychologia, 46, 2503–2514.
  • Hauk, O., Patterson, K., Woollams, A., Cooper-Pye, E., Pulvermuller, F., & Rogers, T.T. (2007). How the camel lost its hump: The impact of object typicality on event-related potential signals in object decision. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 19, 1338–1353.
  • Vitkovitch, M., Cooper-Pye, E., & Leadbetter, A. G. (2006).Interference from word primes during object naming. Memory and Cognition, 34, 715-725.
  • Graesser, A.C., Lu, S., Olde, B.A., Cooper-Pye, E., & Whitten, S. (2005). Question asking and eye tracking during cognitive disequilibrium: Comprehending illustrated texts on devices when the devices break down. Memory and Cognition, 33, 1235-1247.
  • Graesser, A.C., Karnavat, A.B., Daniel, F., Cooper, E., Whitten, S.N., & Louwerse, M. (2001). A computer tool to improve questionnaire design (Statistical policy working paper No. 33). Washington D.C.: Federal Committee on Statistical Methodological, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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