Dr Tom Beesley

Senior Lecturer

Research Overview

My research focuses on understanding how humans process and learn about the relationships between stimuli in the environment, and how such learning shapes behavior. In particular I am interested in the processes involved in associative learning, how learning interacts with attentional processing, and how we can develop computational models of learning. I am also interested in comparisons between learning under conditions of effortful reflection versus conditions which rely on the rapid processing of stimuli, the importance of intention in learning, and the related question of whether conscious awareness is necessary for learning.