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Research Student 
MSc Evolutionary Psychology, Brunel University

Melissa Kirby Research group: Memory, Attention and Social Cognition
Email: mk217@le.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)116 229 7084
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Room 0/02
Henry Wellcome Building
School of Psychology
University of Leicester
Lancaster Road
Leicester
LE1 9HN

Research

My PhD research focuses on spatial working memory in virtual reality foraging environments, from an evolutionary and comparative perspective. My research also considers the notion of systemising, with aims of further defining it and clarifying to which domain it pertains. I am also interested in the effect of gender and the extent to which it plays a role in spatial memory tasks.

Presentations

Kirby, M. & De Lillo, C. (2012). Systemising and spatial working memory in virtual reality foraging. Oral Presentation, Postgraduate Conference, University of Leicester.
Kirby, M. & De Lillo, C. (2013). Serial search and spatial working memory in a virtual reality foraging environment. Poster Presentation, Behaviour and Neuroscience Symposium, University of Leicester.
Kirby, M. & De Lillo, C. (2013). Spatial working memory in virtual reality foraging environments. Oral Presentation, Postgraduate Conference, University of Leicester.

Publications

De Lillo, C., Kirby, M. & James, F. C. (2013). Spatial working memory in immersive virtual reality foraging: Path organization, traveling distance and search efficiency in humans (Homo sapiens). American Journal of Primatology, 9999:1-11.

PhD Supervisors

Principal Supervisor: Carlo De Lillo
Second Supervisor: Phil Duke

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