Dr Elisa Carrus

Dr Elisa Carrus, Lecturer in Psychology


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    Applied Sciences / Psychology

Dr Elisa Carrus is a Lecturer in the Division of Psychology, School of Applied Sciences and specialises in the field of cognitive neuroscience with behavioural applications. Elisa joined LSBU in 2017. She completed her PhD in Psychology in 2012 at Goldsmiths, under the supervision of Professor Joydeep Bhattacharya. Between 2012 and 2015, she carried out research at Goldsmiths, Caltech, and the University of Cambridge. More recently, Elisa was a postdoctoral teaching associate at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Elisa specialises in the field of cognitive neuroscience. She has a strong interest in the study of music and language and views them as key tools to unfold fundamental psychological processes. Other interests include the study of flow and its behavioural applications, and semantic knowledge in object recognition.

BSc Psychology

  • Neuropsychology
  • Psychological Research Methods 1
  • Psychological Research Methods 3
  • Psychology of Learning and Memory
  • Psychology of Thinking and Communication

MSc Psychology

  • Perception, Attention, and Memory
  • Thinking, Intelligence, and Communication

Elisa's research has spanned different areas of cognitive neuroscience. Her research interests have mainly focused  on three areas: the psychology of music (emotional processing; expectation), language (syntax; semantics; prosody) and the nature of shared processes between music and language. Other researched areas include the study of flow and its expressions in the brain, the formation of semantic knowledge in visual object recognition, and time perception. Methods used encompass a range of behavioural and EEG/MEG analyses.

  • British Psychological Society
  • Higher Education Academy
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