Dr Mark Hurlstone

Lecturer in Psychology

Research Overview

I am a cognitive scientist interested in human short-term and episodic memory. I am especially interested in how people remember order information over the short-term, and the relationship between mechanisms of verbal short-term memory, language perception, and production. My research uses behavioural experiments and computational modelling to address these issues. Another line of research uses insights from psychology and behavioural economics to identify the psychological factors that promote and inhibit individual and collective action on environmental (e.g., biosecurity and climate change) and public health (e.g., vaccination) problems. I address these issues using experimental surveys, economic games, and game-theoretic models.