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Cognition and Motivated Behaviour Lab

Department of Psychology


  • Szypula, J., Ahern, A., & Cheke, L. (2020). The role of memory ability, depth and mode of recall in the impact of memory on later consumption. Appetite149, 104628.
  • Loprinzi, P. D., Green, D., Wages, S., Cheke, L. G., & Jones, T. (2020). Experimental Effects of Acute High-Intensity Resistance Exercise on Episodic Memory Function: Consideration for Post-Exercise Recovery Period. Journal of Lifestyle Medicine10(1), 7.


  • Silva, J. S. C. D., Barbosa, F. F., Fonsêca, É. K. G. D., Albuquerque, F. D. S., Cheke, L. G., & Fernández-Calvo, B. (2019). Load effect on what-where-when memory in younger and older adults. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 1-13.
  • Beyret, B., Hernández-Orallo, J., Cheke, L., Halina, M., Shanahan, M., & Crosby, M. (2019). The animal-ai environment: Training and testing animal-like artificial cognition. arXiv preprint arXiv:1909.07483.
  • Cheke, L. G., & Clayton, N. S. (2019). What is the role of episodic foresight in planning for future needs? Theory and two experiments. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology72(8), 1961-1976.
  • Jelbert, S. A., Miller, R., Schiestl, M., Boeckle, M., Cheke, L. G., Gray, R. D., ... & Clayton, N. S. (2019). New Caledonian crows infer the weight of objects from observing their movements in a breeze. Proceedings of the Royal Society B286(1894), 20182332.


  • Loissel E, Cheke LG & Clayton NS (2018) Exploring the relative contributions of reward-history and functionality information to children’s acquisition of the Aesop’s fable task PloS one 13 (2), e0193264
  • Bonnici, H. M., Cheke, L. G., Green, D. A., FitzGerald, T. H., & Simons, J. S. (2018). Specifying a causal role for angular gyrus in autobiographical memory. Journal of Neuroscience38(49), 10438-10443.


  • Davies KM, Cheke LG & Clayton NS(2017) Episodic memory as an explanation for the insurance hypothesis in obesityBehavioral and Brain Sciences96, 137-149.
  • Cheke LG, Bonnici HM, Clayton NS & Simons JS (2017) Obesity and insulin resistance are associated with reduced activity in core memory regions of the brain Neuropsychologia, 96, 137-149. 
  • Davidson G, Miller R, Loissel E, Cheke LG, Clayton NS (2017) The development of support intuitions and object causality in juvenile Eurasian jays (Garrulus glandarius) Scientific Reports, 7.
  • Bhatnagar, S., Alexandrova, A., Avin, S., Cave, S., Cheke, L., Crosby, M., ... & Price, H. (2017, November). Mapping intelligence: Requirements and possibilities. In 3rd Conference on" Philosophy and Theory of Artificial Intelligence (pp. 117-135). Springer, Cham.







  • Cheke LG, Bird CD & Clayton NS (2011) Tool use and instrumental learning in the Eurasian jay (Garrulus glandarius), Animal Cognition, 14(3):441-55
  • Russell J, Cheke LG, Meltzoff AN & Clayton NS (2011) What can What-Where-When (WWW) binding tasks tell us about young children's episodic future thinking? Theory and two experiments. Cognitive Development,  26(4): 356-370
  • Cheke LG, Thom JM & Clayton NS (2011) Prospective decision making in animals: A potential role for intertemporal choice in the study of prospective cognition in Bar M (Ed.) Predictions in the Brain; Using our part to Generate a Future. OUP


  • Cheke LG & Clayton NS (2010) Mental time travel in animals, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews, Cognitive Science, 1(6):  915–930