Dr Jake Fairnie has a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University College London’s Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience.

  • Head of Communications for the UCL Psychology and Language Sciences.
  • Lecturer on the University College London BSc Psychology course (Perception, Attention and Action module).
  • Science Consultant on James May ‘Things You Need To Know’ (Brain special; BBC2), Britain’s Brightest (BBC1), Hidden Talent (Channel 4), Open University (Psychology Course) and Weird Warfare (History Channel USA).
  • Previously: Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (UCL Institute of Education) and Postdoctoral Researcher in UCL’s Attention and Cognitive Control Laboratory.

Selected Publications

  • Remington & Fairnie. (2017). A sound advantage: Increased auditory capacity in autism. Cognition. Volume 166, Pages 459-465. (click here to read)
  • Fairnie, Moore & Remington (2016). Missing a Trick: Auditory Load Modulates Conscious Awareness in Audition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. (click here to read)
  • Lavie, N. & Fairnie, J. (2015). Age of Distractions. White Paper Report. BrainFocus. (click here to read)
  • Carmel, D., Fairnie, J., & Lavie, N. (2012). Weight and see: loading working memory improves incidental identification of irrelevant faces. Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 286. (click here to read)