Undergraduate Project Prize Winners

EPS/British Science Association Undergraduate Project Prize – Winners 1993 onwards:

In association with the British Science Association Psychology Section

Implicit memory for print advertising material.
Christine Askew, University of Liverpool, 1993

Contrast induced speed misperception.
Sarah Swash, University of York, 1994

The wordlikeness effect in non-word repetition: An index of bilingual type?
Annabel Thorn, University of Bristol, 1995

The effect of practice on task switching and Stroop interference.
Nicholas Yeung, University of Oxford, 1996

Developmental prosopagnosia: should it be taken at face value?
Peggy Postma, City University, 1997

The co-ordination of verbal and spatial immediate memory in reading and mathematical ability.
Carmel Price, Royal Holloway, London, 1998

Crossmodal links in covert endogenous attention between audition and touch.
Donna Lloyd, University of Manchester, 1999

Children with grammatical SLI: The use of syntactic and semantic cues in word-learning.
Shannon Connaire, Birkbeck College University of London, 2000 (Joint Winner)


Hemispheric asymmetries in perceptual-motor processing and the space ship plot: Simple reaction time to lateralised sinusoidal gratings.
Nicholas Holmes, University of Manchester, 2000 (Joint Winner)

Vision enhances cortical processing of tactile stimuli: An evoked potential study.
Marisa Taylor Clarke, University College London, 2001

The role of the syllable in spoken word recognition: The illusory migration paradigm.
Anna Collins, University of York, 2002

The acute effect of alcohol on decision making in social drinkers.
Sophie George, University of Sussex, 2003

An attentional blink for fearful faces: Emotional processing does not require attention.
Rebecca Jones, Birkbeck University of London, 2004

The effects of masked priming on alphabetic retrieval and letter naming.
Anna Wollaston, Royal Holloway University of London, 2005

A study of spatial learning and memory in the red-footed tortoise (Geochelone carbonaria).
Hui Minn Chan, University of York, 2006

The ability to use movement for segregating and locating sources of sound.
Paul Briley, University of York, 2008

Are phosphenes reliable measures of conduction time in the visual system?
Christel Gudberg, Royal Holloway University of London, 2009

The effects of biasing story contexts on 7 and 11 years olds’ false recognition compared to recognition on standard DRM lists.
Samantha Wilkinson, Lancaster University, 2010

Perception of vocal emotion in speech: simulations of bilateral and bimodal cochlear implantation.
Adele Goman, University of York, 2011

Why we can’t see the zoo for the animals: The A to Z of inattentional blindness.
Samantha Mansell, University of Oxford, 2012

Defining the lower limit of human pitch perception.
Amy Gibb, Newcastle University, 2013

A pessimistic view of optimistic belief updating.
Punit Shah, University of Surrey, 2014

Illusory ownership over an artificial arm decreases itch perception in the real arm.
Zoe Lewis, University of Hull, 2015

Applying the distractor devaluation effect to online impulse buying.
Amy Isham, University of Warwick, 2016

Social risk amplification in computer-mediated diffusion chains: Effectiveness of information reactivation applied to risk taxonomy.
Robert Jagiello, University of Warwick, 2017

Searching for bodies: Electrophysiological evidence for independent somatosensory processing during attentional selection of body postures.
Irena Arslanova, City University of London, 2018

Taking Decisions by (De)composing World Models.
Jacob Lagerros, Oxford University, University of Manchester, 2019 (co-winner)


Detachment from external influence.
Gwydion Williams, University College London, 2019 (co-winner)

Clearing confounds from the inverse base-rate effect: Irrationality and concurrent load.
Lenard Dome, University of Plymouth, 2020

Exploring temporal dynamics of facial expressions: Early categorisation confusions do not
indicate shared evolutionary function.
Jessica Teed, University of Leeds, 2021

Modality mediates top-down perception: Presentation of material through vision or touch
influences the extent to which expectations shape perception of heaviness.
Caitlin Naylor, University of Bath, 2022

EPS/British Science Association Undergraduate Project Prize Videos