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Dr David Turk

Dr David Turk

Dr David Turk
B.Sc.(Bristol), PhD(Bristol)


Area of research

Exploring the Cognitive, Affective Developmental and Neural Basis of Self-Referential Encoding Biases

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Research summary

My lab is funded by the European Research Council to explore the Cognitive, Affective and Neural Mechanisms that support self-referential encoding and memory. In addition we are investigating when these processes develop in childhood. We have three main theme to our research:


WHAT psychological processes support self-memory biases?

WHERE in the brain are the neural networks that support these memory biases?

WHEN do self-memory biases emerge in childhood?

For more information on our work please visit the Self Lab website.

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I obtained a First Class Honours degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of Bristol, UK in 1997, and then completed my PhD, also at Bristol, with Alan Baddeley and Chris Jarrold in 2001.  My postdoctoral training was at Dartmouth College, USA working in the laboratory of Michael Gazzaniga where I also worked with Neil Macrae, Todd Handy, Bill Kelley and Todd Heatherton.

I was appointed to a Lectureship at Aberdeen University in June 2005, and promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2009 and I moved to Bristol as a Reader in 2012. 

I have been funded by NIH ...

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