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Dr Christopher Benton


I graduated in 1988 with a degree in Psychology from the University of Manchester. After some time away from academia I returned in 1992 and did a masters degree in Cognitive Science (again at the University of Manchester). My Master’s thesis involved modelling the acquisition of the plural morpheme using neural nets. From 1994 to 1997 I worked as an RA in the Department of Psychology at University College London under the supervision of Professor Alan Johnston. During this period I also completed my PhD which was awarded early in 1998. For my PhD work I looked at the perception of second-order motion. I continued working with Alan as a postdoctoral researcher for the following 3 years before taking up a lectureship here at Bristol in 2001.