Dr Felicity Wolohan

Felicity Wolohan - Senior Lecturer in PsychologyInformation

Research Qualifications
My interests are largely in social neuroscience and how our interactions and perceptions of others shaped by facial social cues of another individual. How do we use these social cues to infer mental states, predict behaviour, detect personality traits and even guide our own future behaviour towards others? Additionally how are these social cognitions modulated by individual differences, such as hormonal changes and loneliness.
Other interests are in the role of emotion on cognitive control; how our mood state might influence executive functions such as inhibitory control and attention. Specific aspects of oculomotor control such as ‘express saccades’ and ‘express saccade makers’ and population differences in saccade behaviour – particularly between Chinese and Caucasian populations.
PhD Psychology (Lancaster University, 2012)
MSc Psychological Research Methods (Lancaster University, 2008)
BSc Psychology (Hons) (Lancaster University, 2007)
Teaching Contact
PSY1117: Real World Psychology
PSY2112: Developmental Psychology (Module leader)
PSY2114: Cognitive Psychology
PSY2116: Research Methods and Data Analysis
PSY2115: Biological Psychology
PSY3142: Social Neuroscience
PSY3135: Dissertation
Dr Felicity Wolohan
Department of Psychology
Edge Hill University
L39 4QP
Phone: 01695 584620
Email: Felicity Wolohan
Office: LP 2.18


Full-text links to these publications available on the Edge Hill University Research Information Repository

Knox, P. C., Heming De-Allie, E. & Wolohan, F, D. A. (in press). Probing oculomotor inhibition with the minimally delayed oculomotor response task. Experimental Brain Research.

Yamaguchi, M., Valji, A., & Wolohan, F. D. A. (2018). Top-down contributions to attention shifting and disengagement: A template model of visual attention. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 147, 859-887. doi: 10.1037/xge0000393

Knox, P.C., Wolohan, F. D.A., & Helmy, M. S. (2017). Express saccades in distinct populations: east, west and in-between. Experimental Brain Research, doi: 10.1007/s00221-017-5094-1

Knox, P. C. & Wolohan, F. D. A. (2015) Temporal Stability and the Effects of Training on Saccade Latency in “Express Saccade Makers”. PLoS One, 10 (3). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0120437

Wolohan, F. D. A., & Knox, P. C. (2014). Oculomotor Inhibitory Control in Express Saccade Makers. Experimental Brain Research, 232(12), 3949-3963

Knox, P.C., & Wolohan, F. D. A. (2014). Cultural Diversity and Saccade Similarities: Culture Does Not Explain Saccade Latency Differences between Chinese and Caucasian Participants. PLoS One, 9 (4). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0094424

Wolohan, F.D.A., Bennett, S. J. V., & Crawford, T.J. (2013). Females and attention to eye gaze: Effects of the menstrual cycle. Experimental Brain Research, 227(3), 379-386

Wolohan, F. D. A., & Crawford, T. J. (2012). The ‘Anti-Orienting’ phenomenon revisited: Effects of gaze cues on antisaccades. Experimental Brain Research, 221(4), 385-392.

Research Grants

Yamaguchi, M. & Wolohan, F. D. A. (2016-2017). The role of emotion in cognitive control. British Academy (£10,000)

Wolohan, F. D. A. (2015-2016). Scene-processing and oculomotor inhibitory control in ‘express saccade makers’. Experimental Psychology Society (£2500)


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