Iain Jackson

Researcher (Alumni)


University of Manchester

A bit about Iain Jackson

I completed my PhD at the University of Manchester in 2010, investigating the use of task-evoked pupil dilation in the study of infants’ knowledge of objects. In 2012 I joined the Acoustics Research Centre at the University of Salford investigating aspects of psychoacoustics and auditory perception in adults. In March 2015 I returned to the School of Psychological Sciences as a Research Associate on the LuCiD project. My research interests broadly focus on perceptual and cognitive development in infants, as well as the methods we use to investigate infants’ understanding of the world around them.   

My Role in LuCiD

My role in LuCiD was to investigate the relationships between perceptual biases in infants and later comprehension and production of syntactic constructions, using a variety of methods (including eye tracking, EEG, pupil dilation, and behavioural measures).

LuCiD publications (2) by Iain Jackson

Jackson, I. R., Parise, E., Reid, V., & Theakston, A. (2017). How is infants’ attention distributed between agent and patient in causal events? Third biennial Workshop on Infant Language Development (WILD), Bilbao, Spain.

Iain Jackson, Anna Theakston, Eugenio Parise and Vincent Reid (2016). Agents, patients, and actions: What is encoded in 12-month-olds’ perceptions of dynamic events? Poster presented at the Lancaster Conference on Infant and Child Development, Lancaster, UK

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