Dr Christopher Berry
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Dr Christopher Berry

Associate Professor of Psychology

School of Psychology (Faculty of Health)

I am based in the School of Psychology and am Programme Lead for the MSc / MPsych Advanced Psychology. My research is primarily concerned with furthering our understanding of human memory, and using formal models to achieve this.

Qualifications and Background

Associate Professor, University of Plymouth
Lecturer, University of Plymouth
PGCAP, University of Plymouth
Teaching Fellow, University College London
ESRC Research Fellow, University College London
PhD Psychology, University College London
BSc (Hons) Psychology, University College London

Professional membership

Member of the Experimental Psychology Society (EPS)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Member of the Psychonomic Society

Key publications

Ward EV, Berry CJ, Shanks DR, Moller PL & Czsiser E 2020 'Aging Predicts Decline in Explicit and Implicit Memory: A Life-Span Study' Psychological Science 31, (9) 1071-1083 , DOI Open access
Spanton RW & Berry CJ 2020 'The unequal variance signal-detection model of recognition memory: Investigating the encoding variability hypothesis' Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 73, (8) 1242-1260 , DOI Open access
Lange N, Berry C & Hollins T 2019 'Linking Repetition Priming, Recognition, and Source Memory: A Single-System Signal-Detection Account' Journal of Memory and Language 109, , DOI Open access
Berry CJ, Kessels RPC, Wester AJ & Shanks DR 2014 'A single-system model predicts recognition memory and repetition priming in amnesia' The Journal of Neuroscience 34, (33) 10963-10974 , DOI Open access
Berry CJ, Shanks DR, Speekenbrink M & Henson RN 2012 'Models of recognition, repetition priming, and fluency: exploring a new framework' Psychol Rev 119, (1) 40-79 Author Site , DOI
Berry CJ, Shanks DR & Henson RNA 2008 'A unitary signal-detection model of implicit and explicit memory' Trends Cogn Sci 12, (10) 367-373 Author Site , DOI
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Teaching interests



My main areas of teaching are in memory, research methods, and statistics.

Undergraduate
- Learning (PSYC411)
- Current topics in Psychology B: Memory and Awareness (PSYC404)

Postgraduate
- Personal and Professional Development (PSYC750) (Module Leader)
- Advanced Psychology Research Project (PSYC781) (Module Leader)
- Data Fluency (PSYC753)


I am also an undergraduate tutorial leader and supervise BSc and MSc dissertation projects. 


Award nominations
2020 Nominated twice for the award of Most Dedicated Dissertation Supervisor SSTAR Awards, University of Plymouth.
2019 Highly commended for the award of Best Placement Support, SSTAR Awards, University of Plymouth.
2019 Nominated twice for the award of Outstanding Personal Tutor, SSTAR Awards, University of Plymouth.
2019 Nominated for the award of Most Dedicated Dissertation Supervisor SSTAR Awards, University of Plymouth.
2018 Nominated twice for the award of Outstanding Personal Tutor, SSTAR Awards, University of Plymouth.
2018 Nominated for the award of Most Dedicated Dissertation Supervisor SSTAR Awards, University of Plymouth.
2016 Nominated for the award of Inspirational Teaching, SSTAR Awards, University of Plymouth.
2016 Nominated for the award of Outstanding Personal Tutor, SSTAR Awards, University of Plymouth.
2014 Nominated for the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice Award of Excellence, University of Plymouth.


Office hours (Zoom) - semester 1 2020-21
Email for appointment
Tue 1-2
Fri 1-2

Staff serving as external examiners

2019 PhD Examiner, University College London, UK

2013 PhD Examiner, University of Lund, Sweden

Research interests

My research is primarily concerned with furthering our understanding of human memory, and using formal models to achieve this. A complete understanding how memory works will ultimately have implications for how we treat memory impairments (e.g., in ageing or amnesia), and also for maximising everyday cognitive function. Formal models are a means of implementing and testing competing theories in a rigorous and transparent manner. My specific areas of investigation are: implicit (unconscious) memory; the role of attention in memory; signal detection theory; the relation between repetition priming, recognition memory, fluency, and source memory; deception; mathematical modelling.

I am a member of the Learning and Memory Research Group in the School of Psychology.


Grants & contracts

ESRC Research Grant (2016 - 2020). Modelling explicit and implicit memory: linking priming, recognition, and source memory. Principal Investigator, £264,974.

ESRC Research Fellowship (Dec 2007 - Jan 2011). Testing formal single- and dual-system models of recognition, priming and fluency. Principal Investigator, £226,607. (Fellowship mentor: Prof. D. Shanks; Collaborator: Prof R. Henson.)

Wellcome Trust Value in People Award (Jan 2011 - April 2011). £5,106.

Key publications

Ward EV, Berry CJ, Shanks DR, Moller PL & Czsiser E 2020 'Aging Predicts Decline in Explicit and Implicit Memory: A Life-Span Study' Psychological Science 31, (9) 1071-1083 , DOI Open access
Spanton RW & Berry CJ 2020 'The unequal variance signal-detection model of recognition memory: Investigating the encoding variability hypothesis' Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 73, (8) 1242-1260 , DOI Open access
Lange N, Berry C & Hollins T 2019 'Linking Repetition Priming, Recognition, and Source Memory: A Single-System Signal-Detection Account' Journal of Memory and Language 109, , DOI Open access
Berry CJ, Kessels RPC, Wester AJ & Shanks DR 2014 'A single-system model predicts recognition memory and repetition priming in amnesia' The Journal of Neuroscience 34, (33) 10963-10974 , DOI Open access
Berry CJ, Shanks DR, Speekenbrink M & Henson RN 2012 'Models of recognition, repetition priming, and fluency: exploring a new framework' Psychol Rev 119, (1) 40-79 Author Site , DOI
Berry CJ, Shanks DR & Henson RNA 2008 'A unitary signal-detection model of implicit and explicit memory' Trends Cogn Sci 12, (10) 367-373 Author Site , DOI

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Ward EV, Berry CJ, Shanks DR, Moller PL & Czsiser E 2020 'Aging Predicts Decline in Explicit and Implicit Memory: A Life-Span Study' Psychological Science 31, (9) 1071-1083 , DOI Open access
Spanton RW & Berry CJ 2020 'The unequal variance signal-detection model of recognition memory: Investigating the encoding variability hypothesis' Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 73, (8) 1242-1260 , DOI Open access
Rothen N, Berry CJ, Seth AK, Oligschläger S & Ward J 2020 'A single system account of enhanced recognition memory in synaesthesia' Memory & Cognition 48, (2) 188-199 , DOI Open access
Lange N, Berry C & Hollins T 2019 'Linking Repetition Priming, Recognition, and Source Memory: A Single-System Signal-Detection Account' Journal of Memory and Language 109, , DOI Open access
Berry CJ, Ward EV & Shanks DR 2017 'Does study duration have opposite effects on recognition and repetition priming?' Journal of Memory and Language 97, 154-174 , DOI Open access
Hollins TJ, Lange N, Berry CJ & Dennis I 2016 'Giving and stealing ideas in memory: Source errors in recall are influenced by both early-selection and late-correction retrieval processes' JOURNAL OF MEMORY AND LANGUAGE 88, 87-103 Author Site , DOI Open access
Wright GR, Berry CJ, Catmur C & Bird G 2015 'Good Liars Are Neither 'Dark' Nor Self-Deceptive' PloS one 10, (6) e0127315-e0127315 , DOI Open access
Berry CJ, Kessels RPC, Wester AJ & Shanks DR 2014 'A single-system model predicts recognition memory and repetition priming in amnesia' The Journal of Neuroscience 34, (33) 10963-10974 , DOI Open access
Ward EV, Berry CJ & Shanks DR 2013 'Age effects on explicit and implicit memory' Frontiers in Psychology 4, , DOI Open access
Wright G, Berry CJ & Bird G 2013 'Deceptively simple… The “deception‐general” ability and the need to put the liar under the spotlight' Frontiers in Neuroscience 7, , DOI
Ward EV, Berry CJ & Shanks DR 2013 'An Effect of Age on Implicit Memory That Is Not Due to Explicit Contamination: Implications for Single and Multiple-Systems Theories' Psychology and Aging 28, (2) 429-442 , DOI
Wright GRT, Berry CJ & Bird G 2012 '"You can't kid a kidder": association between production and detection of deception in an interactive deception task' Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 6, , DOI
Shanks DR & Berry CJ 2012 'EPS Mid-Career Award 2011. Are there multiple memory systems? Tests of models of implicit and explicit memory' Q J Exp Psychol (Hove) 65, (8) 1449-1474 Author Site , DOI
Berry CJ, Shanks DR, Speekenbrink M & Henson RN 2012 'Models of recognition, repetition priming, and fluency: exploring a new framework' Psychol Rev 119, (1) 40-79 Author Site , DOI
Berry CJ, Shanks DR, Li S, Rains LS & Henson RN 2010 'Can "pure" implicit memory be isolated? A test of a single-system model of recognition and repetition priming' Can J Exp Psychol 64, (4) 241-255 Author Site , DOI
Shanks DR, Berry CJ & Henson RNA 2009 'A perspective on implicit and explicit memory: Development of a computational model' CANADIAN JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-REVUE CANADIENNE DE PSYCHOLOGIE EXPERIMENTALE 63, (4) 348-348 Author Site
Berry CJ, Shanks DR & Henson RNA 2008 'A unitary signal-detection model of implicit and explicit memory' Trends Cogn Sci 12, (10) 367-373 Author Site , DOI
Berry CJ, Shanks DR & Henson RN 2008 'A single-system account of the relationship between priming, recognition, and fluency' J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 34, (1) 97-111 Author Site , DOI Open access
Berry CJ, Shanks DR & Henson RNA 2006 'On the status of unconscious memory: Merikle and Reingold (1991) revisited' J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 32, (4) 925-934 Author Site , DOI
Berry CJ, Henson RNA & Shanks DR 2006 'On the relationship between repetition priming and recognition memory: Insights from a computational model' Journal of Memory and Language 55, (4) 515-533 , DOI

Other academic activities

Conference Presentations and Invited Talks

Lange, N., & Berry, C. J., Hollins, T. J. (2019, April). The association of repetition priming and source memory is not driven by recognition memory. Tagung Experimentell Arbeitender Psychologen (TEAP), London, UK.

Spanton, R. W. & Berry, C. J. (2019, April). The unequal variance signal-detection model of recognition memory: Tests of the encoding variability hypothesis. Tagung Experimentell Arbeitender Psychologen (TEAP), London, UK.

Ward, E. V., Berry, C. J., Shanks, D. R. (2019, April). Explicit and implicit memory in aging: Effects of attention and processing style. 5th International Conference on Aging & Cognition, Zurich, Switzerland.

Spanton, R. W. & Berry, C. J. (2019, January). The unequal variance signal-detection model of recognition memory: Tests of the encoding variability hypothesis. Meeting of the Experimental Psychology Society, London, UK.

Lange, N., & Berry, C. J. (2019, January). Linking repetition priming, recognition, and source memory: a single-system model. Meeting of the Experimental Psychology Society, London, UK.

Lange, N., & Berry, C. J., Hollins, T. J. (2018, November). Linking repetition priming, recognition, and source memory: a single-system model. 59th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, New Orleans, USA.

Berry, C. J., & Spanton, R. W. (2018, November). The unequal variance signal-detection model of recognition memory: Tests of the encoding variability hypothesis. 59th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, New Orleans, USA.

Berry, C. J. (2016, July). Recognition, priming, and source memory: One system or multiple? Invited talk for symposium 'Multi-process theories of learning,’ the Annual Conference of the Cognition Institute, University of Plymouth, Plymouth.

Hollins, T. J., Lange, N., Dennis, I. & Berry, C. J. (2014). I told you so: during recall people give away more answers than they plagiarise. Metacog2014, Clermont-Ferrand, France, September.

Berry, C. J. (2014, March). Modelling Explicit and Implicit Memory. Invited talk presented to the Cognition group, School of Psychology. University of Sussex, Sussex.

Berry, C. J. (2013, October). Modelling Explicit and Implicit Memory. Invited talk presented to the School of Psychology. University of Lund, Sweden.

Berry, C. J., Kessells, R., Shanks, D. R., Henson, R. N. A., & Wester, A. (2013, March). Recognition, priming and fluency in Korsakoff’s syndrome: Testing a single-system model. Annual Conference of the Cognition Institute, University of Plymouth, Plymouth.

Shanks, D. R., Ward, E. V., & Berry, C. J. (2012, Sept). The utility of the explicit/implicit distinction for understanding age-related decline in learning and memory. Symposium on Lifespan Perspectives on Implicit and Explicit Learning, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels.

Berry, C. J., Shanks, D. R., Speekenbrink, M., & Henson, R.N.A. (2011, August). Tests of models of repetition priming and recognition. Invited symposium talk, 5th International Conference on Memory, York.

Berry, C. J. (2010, November). Tests of models of repetition priming and recognition. Invited talk to the Memory Group, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge.

Berry, C. J., Shanks, D. R., Henson, R. N. A. (2010, July). Testing a single-system model of recognition, priming and fluency. Recognition memory mechanisms symposium, Bristol.

Berry, C. J., Shanks, D. R., Henson, R. N. A. (2010, April). Testing a single-system model of recognition, priming and fluency. UCL Neuroscience symposium.

Berry, C. J., Shanks, D. R., Li, S., Rains, L. S., Henson, R.N.A. (2010, April). Can 'pure' implicit memory be isolated? A test of a single-system model of recognition and repetition priming. Joint meeting of the Spanish Experimental Psychological Society and the Experimental Psychology Society, Granada, Spain.

Berry, C. J., Shanks, D. R., Henson, R. N. A. (2010, March). Are there multiple-memory systems? Tests of models of recognition, priming, and fluency. Meeting of the British Neuropsychological Society, London.

Berry, C. J. (2010, January). A unitary signal-detection model of implicit and explicit memory. Invited talk to the Centre for Cognitive Science and Cognitive Systems, University of Kent.

Shanks, D. R., Berry, C. J., Henson, R. N. A. (2009, November). Testing a single-system model of recognition, priming and fluency. 50th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic society, Boston, USA.

Berry, C. J., Shanks, D. R., Henson, R. N. A. (2009, July). Testing models of recognition, priming and fluency. Joint meeting of The Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS) and the Experimental Psychology Society, York.

Berry, C. J. (2007, November). A model of priming, recognition, and fluency. Invited talk to the Memory Group, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge.

Berry, C. J., Shanks, D. R., Henson, R. N. A. (2007, April). A single-system computational model of repetition priming and recognition. Belgian Association of Psychological Science and the Experimental Psychology Society, Cardiff.

Berry, C. J., Shanks, D. R., Henson, R. N. A. (2006, January). On the relationship between repetition priming and recognition memory: Insights from a computational model. Meeting of the Experimental Psychology Society, London, UK.

Shanks, D. R., Berry, C. J., Henson, R. N. A. (2005, November). On the status of unconscious memory: Merikle and Reingold (1991) revisited. 46th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Toronto, Canada.

Berry, C. J., Shanks, D. R., Henson, R. N. A. (2005, September). On the status of unconscious memory: Merikle and Reingold (1991) revisited. Meeting of the British Psychology Society, Cognitive Division, Leeds, UK.

Berry, C. J. (2005, April). Attention, repetition priming, and recognition memory. Functional Imaging Laboratory, UCL.

Berry, C. J., Shanks, D. R., Henson, R. N. A. (2005, April). Unconscious memory: A failure to replicate key evidence. Meeting of the Experimental Psychology Society, Essex, UK.

 


Links

Personal website: christopherberry.co.uk