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Research interests

  • The connectionist modelling of immediate serial recall and its relation to long-term sequence learning, such as seen in Hebb effects.
  • The relationship between Hebb effects and language abilities, such as the learning of phonological word-forms, and disorders, such as dyslexia.
  • Factors affecting pro-environmental behaviour change, with particular reference to behaviours mitigating climate change.
  • The Cube Project (, and other projects promoting the reduction of carbon emissions in domestic and business settings.
  • Theoretical issues relating to epistemology in cognitive psychology, including those relating to connectionist modelling, and the usefulness to cognitive psychology of brain imaging techniques.


Prof Mike Page is a cognitive psychologist with interests in two principal areas. 

The first is human memory, specifically memory for sequences, in relation to which he is engaged in a major programme of joint research with colleagues in Louvain and Gent. The second is pro-environmental behaviour change: he has been, and continues to be, involved in a number of innovative projects, in particular the Cube Project (

He teaches Cognitive Psychology and is experienced in giving public presentations to a variety of audiences.

Teaching specialisms

Cognitive psychology, with a particular emphasis on human memory.

Commercial and public engagement

  • The Cube Project (, a compact, energy-neutral, home, first displayed at the Edinburgh International Science Festival (QB1, April, 2011) with a production model (QB2) under development.
  • A variety of projects relating to carbon-emission reduction in business (EASIER Project, 2009-12), leisure (SHARE - Small Hotels Action to Reduce Emissions, 2010-11), and communities (AGILE -Accelerating Green Informal LEarning, 2009-10).
  • Public talks at a variety of venues, e.g., Royal Institution on neuromarketing; stand-up comedy at the Bright Club London; and on pro-environment behaviour change at prominent Green events.


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