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Cai Longman

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Overview

I completed my PhD investigating Spatial Attention in Task Switching with eye-tracking and EEG under the supervision of Aureliu Lavric and Stephen Monsell in 2014.

My first post doctoral research fellowship was working on an ERC funded project investigating transfer, instructed learning and abstract representation under the supervision of Fredericlk Verbruggen.

My Bachelor's degree is in Cognitive Science, and I also hold a Masters Degree in Psychological Research Methods.

Before returning to the study of Psychology in 2008, I was working as a secondary school teacher specialising in ICT.

Area of academic expertise - outline

My expertise is broadly in the areas of cognitive control (attention control, task-set control) and learning (associative learning, instructed learning, category learning, transfer), though I am also familiar with some of the literature on categorization, sense of agency, and the broader area of cognition.

I am a strong advocate of open science and try, where possible, to share all raw data files, experiment scripts and data analysis scripts.

I have expertise in eye-tracking, EEG and behavioural experiment design/analysis.

I am familiar with several data collection and analysis software packages, but I currenlty favour Matlab (PsychToolBox) and R respectively.

Current research activities

Currently, I am particularly interested in research investigating transfer, instructed learning, and abstract representation. That is, what kinds of representations are likely to spontaneously transfer beyond the learning context, how instructions are implemented and how they can influence what is learned and/or the likelihood of transfer.

My recent research has tended to use behavioural methods, though I am interested in using eye-tracking and/or EEG again if they are the appropriate tools to answer the question.

Desired research direction

I am keen to start applying my theoretical lab-based experimental psychology on learning to the classroom.

I am a passionate educator with experience at secondary as well as tertiary education and my current research has provided me with a solid theoretical basis for how to encourage transfer of learning in students. As an experienced teacher, I am also sensitive to the pressures placed on on teachers and hope to relieve some of that burden by streamlining the way teaching can be delivered.

Target collaborative organisations

1. Local schools

2. Local Education Authorities

3. Higher Education Academy

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Research Output 2013 2019

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How does the (re)presentation of instructions influence their implementation?

Longman, C. S., Liefooghe, B. & Verbruggen, F., 18 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Cognition. 2, 1, 10.

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Transfer of learned category-response associations is modulated by instruction

Longman, C. S., Milton, F., Wills, A. J. & Verbruggen, F., 25 Apr 2017, In : Acta Psychologica. 184, p. 144-167 24 p.

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The coupling between spatial attention and other components of task-set: a task switching investigation

Longman, C., Lavric, A. & Monsell, S., 2016, In : The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 69, 11, p. 2248-2275

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