student profile: Mr Joel Bateman


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Thesis work

Thesis title: Determinants of Effective Relational Integration in Working Memory

Supervisors: Damian BIRNEY , Sally ANDREWS

Thesis abstract:

Working memory is a critical system of human cognition, allowing us to focus attention, store information, and flexibly solve complex problems. Although traditionally seen as a multi-componential system with distinct capacity-limited stores, there is a growing consensus that working memory is a more dynamic, attentional-based system limited by the ability to maintain and disengage from attended elements. Central to this maintenance and disengagement is the binding of elements to one-another using established or novel relations. Indeed, working memory tasks are often linked to higher-order reasoning tasks which require the abstraction of relations. Despite this, the nature of relational integration within working memory is not well understood. Considering the importance of working memory in higher-order functioning, the current project aims to understand the nature of relational integration in working memory, identifying factors that contribute to successful task performance on working memory and fluid intelligence tasks. Factors investigated include complexity, salience, and systematicity; and task designs aim to measure the difficulty in instantiating or maintaining a relation.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Webb, S., Loh, V., Lampit, A., Bateman, J., Birney, D. (2018). Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Computerized Cognitive Training on Executive Functions: a Cross-Disciplinary Taxonomy for Classifying Outcome Cognitive Factors. Neuropsychology Review, 28(2), 232-250. [More Information]
  • Goldstein, M., Murray, S., Griffiths, S., Rayner, K., Podkowka, J., Bateman, J., Wallis, A., Thornton, C. (2016). The Effectiveness of Family-Based Treatment for Full and Partial Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa in an Independent Private Practice Setting: Clinical Outcomes. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 49(11), 1023-1026. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Bateman, J., Birney, D., Loh, V. (2017). Exploring Functions of Working Memory Related to Fluid Intelligence: Coordination and Relational Integration. 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, London, UK: Cognitive Science Society.

2018

  • Webb, S., Loh, V., Lampit, A., Bateman, J., Birney, D. (2018). Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Computerized Cognitive Training on Executive Functions: a Cross-Disciplinary Taxonomy for Classifying Outcome Cognitive Factors. Neuropsychology Review, 28(2), 232-250. [More Information]

2017

  • Bateman, J., Birney, D., Loh, V. (2017). Exploring Functions of Working Memory Related to Fluid Intelligence: Coordination and Relational Integration. 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, London, UK: Cognitive Science Society.

2016

  • Goldstein, M., Murray, S., Griffiths, S., Rayner, K., Podkowka, J., Bateman, J., Wallis, A., Thornton, C. (2016). The Effectiveness of Family-Based Treatment for Full and Partial Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa in an Independent Private Practice Setting: Clinical Outcomes. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 49(11), 1023-1026. [More Information]

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