Dr Miriam Tresh
Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology
Deputy Director of Graduate Studies (Student Experience PGR and PGT) (spring/summer terms)
My research interests are in embodied social cognition and how individuals construct simulations of social experiences that are grounded in the brain’s modality-specific networks. My research background has focused more specifically on how language comprehension and communication are facilitated through the construction of simulations in individuals with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
More broadly, I have an interest in how other aspects of social interaction are underpinned by embodied cognition and how this relates to cognitive functions (e.g. language ability, executive functions, working memory, etc.). I would be willing to supervise projects in this area.
I use various experimental research techniques, including behavioural measures (accuracy and reaction times), eye-tracking and EEG/ERPs.