I am interested in the cognitive and neurological foundations of memory construction and how it is influenced by socio-emotional processes. My previous research project focused on the relationship between cognitive and affective theory of mind and the richness of autobiographical-episodic memory. My long term aim is to explore the differences in memory between typical and clinical populations and to investigate the neuropsychological explanations for these differences. My MSc project will focus on ‘memory conformity’ and, in particular, will investigate how and why socially-induced persistent memory distortion differs in Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Contact: r.cooper.12 (at) ucl.ac.uk (email)