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Just some of the famous scientists who have spent time at the MRC Applied Psychology Unit (APU) / Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit (CBU)...


Alan Baddeley, CBE, FRS, FMedSci


Working memory

Sir Frederic Bartlett, FRS


Schema theory/memory

Dorothy Bishop, FRS, FBA, FMedSci


Language disorders in children

Donald Broadbent, FRS


Information processing

Dame Victoria Bruce, DBE, CPsychol, FBPsS, FRSE, FBA


Face perception

Kenneth Craik


Computer models of brain

Anne Cutler, FRS


Speech perception

Susan Gathercole


Cognitive Mechanisms of Learning and Development

Richard Gregory, CBE, FRS, FRSE



William Hick


Processing speed (Hick's Law)

Geoff Hinton, FRS


Connectionist modelling

Phil Johnson-laird, FBA, FRS


Mental models

Daniel Kahneman, Nobel laureate



William Marslen-Wilson, FBA


Speech perception

John Morton, FRS


Information processing

Adrian Owen


Neural correlates of consciousness

Karalyn Patterson, FRS, FBA, FMedSci



Pat Rabbitt


Aging research

Tim Shallice, FBA, FRS



John Teasdale, FBA, MBCT


Clinical applications of cognitive psychology

Mark Williams, FBA, MBCT


Autobiographical memory

David Shanks


Associative Learning

Arnold Wilkins


Visual stress

Barbara Wilson, OBE


Cognitive rehabilitation

Andy Young, FBA


Face processing