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Department of Cognitive Science

Cogntive Science Alumni

Amanda Selwood

Amanda Selwood

Thesis Details

Collaborative and autobiographical memory in strangers, friends, siblings and twins.

My PhD research is concerned with how people in intimate relationships remember together. Past research has found that people perform worse when they remember together than when they remember individually. However, I am interested in seeing whether this effect is reduced or even reversed for close friends, siblings and twins remembering personally significant information and events. In my research I intend to also see whether remembering together contributes to social identity in siblings and twins.

  • Type: PhD
  • Scholarship : MQRES
  • Supervisors : Professor Amanda Barnier, Professor John Sutton and Dr Celia Harris