Professor Joel B. Talcott

Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

School of Life & Health Sciences

Aston University
B4 7ET

email: j.b.talcott@aston.ac.uk
telephone: +44 (0) 121 204 4083
fax: +44 (0) 121 204 4090

Research Group

Basic and Applied Neurosciences

Research Centre

Aston Brain Centre

Teaching Group

Psychology: Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes 



  • 2011-present, Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
  • 2007-2011, Reader, Psychology, Aston University
  • 2003-2007: Senior Lecturer, Psychology, Aston University
  • 2001-2003: Lecturer, Psychology, Neurosciences Research Institute, Aston University
  • 1996-2001: Post-doctoral Fellow, University Laboratory of Physiology, Oxford University
  • 1996 Ph.D.: Experimental Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz.
  • 1989-1991: Masters Coursework in Psychology, Humboldt State University
  • 1988 BS: Psychobiology, University of California, Riverside
  • Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Sensory, motor and cognitive processing investigated using psychophysics, neurophysiological and functional imaging techniques.
  • Developmental disorders of cognition and language.
  • Development of reading and component skills in children.  
  • Genetic and environmental influences on brain structure and function
Research in the Talcott lab is currently financially supported by the following:
  • The Waterloo Foundation

  • European Union, Framework 7

  • The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

  • The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Gloria Romagnoli (Marie Curie ITN)
Diandra Brkic (Marie Curie ITN)
Kelly Murphy
Dorota Wohlrapp (Marie Curie ITN)
Mable Nakubulwa (Ph.D, 2016)
Emma Birkett (Ph.D., 2013)
Tulpesh Patel (Ph.D., 2011)
Nia Huws (Ph.D., 2007)
Wendy Gibbons (Ph.D. 2007, Co-supervised with P. Riddell, University of Reading)
Kim Rochelle (Ph.D. 2006)

Recent Publications