Dr Chris Kent

B.Sc., Ph.D.(Warw.)

  • BS8 1TU


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Research interests

My general research interest is in perception and memory for visual, auditory, and haptic stimuli. More specifically, I am interested in the perceptual and memory processes that support a wide range of cognitive tasks. For example, how are objects encoded, stored, and retrieved from memory? An area that particularly interests me is how perceptual encoding processes and retrieval processes interact. I have studied a variety of tasks that seem to involve overlapping (and hence general) cognitive operations, including, identification, categorization, object recognition, and perceptual matching. I am also interest in how we allocate attention to both static (visual search) and moving (multiple object tracking) stimuli. I am also interested in applied aspects of cognition, including expert perception, haptic interfaces (with Engineering), and the relationship between anxiety and performance (and how to mitigate it). As well as using traditional experimental techniques (including psychophysical, eye tracking, and signal-to-respond methodologies) I develop and use simple mathematical models that embody general processing principles which should offer an account of many perceptual and memory based tasks. I am always looking for strong PhD candidates whose research interests overlap with mine.

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Tactile-Textiles: The Calming Cushion

Kent, C., Rossiter, J. M. & Lywood, A.


Project: Research

Research Output

  • 27 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 1 Conference Abstract
  • 1 Comment/debate (Academic Journal)

A 'no' with a trace of 'yes': a mouse-tracking study of negative sentence processing

Darley, E. J., Kent, C. & Kazanina, N., 1 May 2020, In : Cognition. 198, 104084.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Open Access
  • 49 Downloads (Pure)

    Visual spatial attention and spatial working memory do not draw on shared capacity-limited core processes

    Howard, C., Pole, R., Montgomery, P., Woodward, A., Guest, D., Standen, B., Kent, C. & Crowe, E., 13 Jan 2020, In : Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 22 Downloads (Pure)

    Evidence for short-term, but not long-term, transfer effects in the temporal preparation of auditory stimuli

    Crowe, E. M. & Kent, C., 1 Nov 2019, In : Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 72, 11, p. 2672-2679 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 108 Downloads (Pure)


    State Anxiety and Information Processing: a 7.5% Carbon Dioxide Challenge Study

    Munafo, M. R. (Creator), Attwood, A. S. (Creator), Easey, K. E. (Contributor), Kent, C. (Contributor), Catling, J. (Contributor), Jackson, S. (Contributor) & Crouch, C. (Contributor), University of Bristol, 28 Sep 2016



    • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

    VU University Amsterdam

    Chris Kent (Visiting researcher)

    1 Jan 201331 Mar 2013

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

    Supervised Work

    Model-based Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation for Tactile Sensations

    Author: Araiza Illan, G. A., 23 Jan 2020

    Supervisor: Rossiter, J. M. (Supervisor) & Kent, C. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    Negating incrementally: The impact of contextual predictability on processing of affirmative and negative sentences

    Author: Darley, E., 23 Jan 2019

    Supervisor: Kazanina, N. (Supervisor) & Kent, C. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    Unequal Attention Allocation in Multiple Object Tracking

    Author: Crowe, E., 25 Jun 2019

    Supervisor: Kent, C. (Supervisor) & Attwood, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)