Year: 3rd (from 2012-2013)
First Supervisor: Prof Teresa McCormack
Second Supervisor: Dr Aidan Feeney
PhD Title: Episodic future thinking in pre-schoolers
Summary of Project: I am looking at the exact age children are capable of foreseeing the solution to a future problem using their imagination. The project also plans to look at the co-occurrence of episodic future thinking and a few other abilities emerging at the 3-5 age range.
Research Cluster: Developmental, Educational
I am interested in the concept of intelligence, creative thinking and insight. I've also been involved in a few projects relating to the effectiveness of literacy intervention programmes designed to improve the engagement of young children in reading.
Annual Psychology Conference in the School of Psychology- 2011
Student Congress- 2011
The following diagram depicts the areas of the brain that are involved in different elements of episodic future thinking, e.g. scene-based information or scene manipulation.