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Dr Federica Degno

Research Fellow in Cognitive Neuroscience
School of Psychology and Computer Science

Federica is a Research Fellow in Cognitive Neuroscience in the School of Psychology and Computer Science. Her research interests lie in the field of cognitive and experimental psychology, and in particular human visual cognition and language processing.

Federica works in the EEG and Co-Registration laboratory, and Eye Movement laboratory. She uses a variety of experimental techniques such as eye movements, event-related potentials, and fixation-related potentials (i.e., event-related potentials time-locked to fixation onsets) to investigate the perceptual and cognitive processes underlying reading.

In her current role, Federica supervises undergraduate and postgraduate projects, and PhD students. She also contributes to teaching and assessment of undergraduate and postgraduate modules, including PS1030 Introduction to Psychobiology and Cognition, PS1685 Brain and Behaviour, PS2850 Topics and Techniques in Neuroscience, PS4010 Quantitative Psychological Research. As part of her administrative duties, Federica serves on the UCLan Science Ethics Committee.

  • PhD Psychology, University of Southampton, 2019
  • MSc Clinical Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Neuropsychology, University of Milano-Bicocca, 2013
  • BSc Psychological Science and Techniques, University of Milano-Bicocca, 2010

Modules Taught

  • PS1030 - Introduction to Psychobiology and Cognition
  • PS1685 - Brain and Behaviour
  • PS2850 - Topics & Techniques in Neuroscience
  • PS3900 - Psychology Project
  • PS4010 - Quantitative Psychological Research
  • PS4090 - Psychology Conversion Project
  • Reading
  • Language
  • Visual Cognition
  • Eye Movements
  • Event-Related Potentials
  • Fixation-Related Potentials
  • North-West Visual Cognition Group, Member of the Steering Committee (2019 – Present)
  • Psychonomic Society, Member (2019 – Present)
  • European Society for Cognitive Psychology, Full Member (2019 – 2020)
  • Higher Education Academy, Associate Fellow (2015 – Present)