Robert Logie (PhD FRSE FRSA FBPsS)

Professor

  • Psychology
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details

Address

Street

Room F9, Psychology Building, 7 George Square

City
7 George Square, Edinburgh
Post code
EH8 9JZ

Availability

  • Students wishing an appointment with Professor Logie should send an email to rlogie@ed.ac.uk with an indication of what they would like to discuss. An appointment can then usually be made the same day or the following day Monday-Thursday. Note that I work part-time, and so am not available on Fridays. Questions that can be answered by email will usually receive a response the same day within normal working hours, 9.00 am- 5.00 pm Monday-Thursday. Emails received outside of those times/days will be answered on the next working day whenever possible.

Background

Brief biography

Professor Logie obtained his BSc in Psychology from the University of Aberdeen, UK in 1976, and his PhD in Psychology from University College London in 1981. From 1980-1986 he was a post-doctoral researcher at the Medical Research Council Applied Psychology Unit, Cambridge, UK, and from 1987-2003 he returned to the Psychology Department at the University of Aberdeen as a lecturer, then senior lecturer, then Anderson Professor and Head of Department (1997-2002). From 1995-2006, he was also adjunct professor of Cognitive Psychology at the University of Bergen, Norway. Since 2004 he has been Professor of Human Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Edinburgh, UK.  His teaching and research are in the area of human memory and how it changes across the adult lifespan, with a special interest in working memory.

Representative publications

  1.  Rhodes, S., Jaroslawska, A.J., Doherty, J.M., Belletier, C., Naveh-Benjamin, M., Cowan, N., Camos, V., Barrouillet, P., & Logie, R.H. (2018). Storage and processing in working memory: Assessing dual task performance and task prioritization across the adult lifespan. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xge0000539
  2.  Doherty, J.M., Belletier, C., Rhodes, S., Jaroslawska, A., Barrouillet, P., Camos, V., Cowan, N., Naveh-Benjamin, M. & Logie, R.H. (2018).  Dual-task costs in working memory: An adversarial collaboration. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. DOI: 10.1037/xlm0000668
  3. Shimi, A., & Logie, R.H. (in press). Feature binding in short-term memory and long-term learning. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. https://doi-org.ezproxy.is.ed.ac.uk/10.1177/1747021818807718
  4. Logie, R.H. (2018). Human Cognition: Common Principles and Individual Variation. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition,7, 471-486.
  5. Doherty, J. & Logie, R.H. (2016). Resource-sharing in multiple component working memory. Memory & Cognition, 44(8), 1157-1167. DOI 10.3758/s13421-016-0626-7
  6. Logie, R.H. (2016). Retiring the Central Executive.  Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69, 2093–2109. DOI 10.1080/17470218.2015.1136657
  7. Logie. R.H., Saito, S., Morita, A., Varma, S. & Norris, D. (2016). Recalling visual serial order for verbal sequences. Memory and Cognition, 44, 590-607. DOI 10.3758/s13421-015-0580-9

Ode to Baddeley and Hitch (1974)

The Prospective and Retrospective Memory Questionnaire

Qualifications

BSc PhD FBPsS, FRSE, FPsyS MAE

H-index:74

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=GpMioWMAAAAJ&hl=e

Undergraduate teaching

Personal tutees wishing a meeting should send me a note through Euclid. Other students should send an email to rlogie (at) staffmail.ed.ac.uk. In either case, a meeting can normally be arranged within a day.

In 2019-2020 I will be teaching on the following courses:

  • MSc Working Memory Course
  • Human memory in First year Psychology
  • Lectures on Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory Course

I am available for supervising final year Psychology projects, MSc projects and PhDs.

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?

Yes

Current PhD students supervised

Research summary

Research and teaching interests lie in the cognition of human memory in the healthy brain across the lifespan, focused on experimental behavioural studies of working memory.

Latest research activities and personal awards

2016-2020  £1.36 million (FEC) from Economic and Social Research Council. Working memory across the adult lifespan: An adversarial collaboration. Logie is PI. Co-Is N. Cowan &

 M. Naveh-Benjamin (USA), P. Barrouillet & V. Camos  (Switzerland). Award reference ES/N010728/1

2016-2019 £54,750 From British Academy. Newton Fellowship for Dr Weng-Tink Chooi, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Knowledge exchange

International Conference on Working Memory. Cambridge, 9th – 11th July 2014

Project activity

Latest research grants/project

Recent grants

International Conference on Working Memory 2014

9-11 July 2014, Cambridge, UK

Ode to Baddeley and Hitch (1974)

Previous projects

Current project grants

Economic and Social Research Council.Working memory across the adult lifespan: An adversarial collaboration. (With Cowan, Naveh-Benjamin, Camos & Barrouillet). Award number ES/N010728/1. 2016-2020.

Past project grants

European Commission FP7 Framework Large Scale Integrating Project. ForgetIT: Concise preservation by combining managed forgetting and contextualised remembering (with 10 other academic and commercial partners spread across 7 EU countries). 2013-2016.

Economic and Social Research Council. Encoding and interference effects on visual working memory binding in young and older adults. (with Brown and Allen). 2012

The Leverhulme Trust. Multitasking: An experimental study of the complexities of everyday cognition. (With Law). 2008-2010.

Engineering and Physical Sciences Council. BabyTalk: Generating Textual Summaries of Clinical Temporal Data. (with Hunter, Freer, McIntosh, Reiter, Sripada). Award numbers EP/D049520/1 and EP/D05057X/1. 2006-2010.

The Alzheimer Society. Dual task impairment in Alzheimer Disease: An investigation on specificity and development of a clinical tool. (with Della Sala and Starr). 2007-2010.

Chief Scientist Office, Scottish Executive Health Dept. Working memory as a mental workspace: Evidence from implicit processing and representational deficits in unilateral neglect (with Della Sala and Dennis). Award reference CZB/4/346. 2005-2008.

Dual-task impairment in alzheimer disease: an investigation on specificity and development of a clinical tool.

Working memory as a mental workspace: Evidence from implicit processing and representational deficits in unilateral neglect.