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Maylor Elizabeth, Ph.D.

Maylor Elizabeth, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

Postal Address:
Department of Psychology
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL, UK

Unit: Department of Psychology, University of Warwick
Websitehttp://www.warwick.ac.uk/go/elizabethmaylor

Contact: 
Phone: 024 765 24926
Fax: 024 765 24225
Email: Elizabeth.Maylor@warwick.ac.uk

Recent and Current Research Projects

My research primarily concerns the cognitive effects of both normal and abnormal ageing. I would welcome enquiries from prospective postgraduate students interested in conducting research into any aspect of cognitive psychology (memory, attention, perception) particularly in late adulthood.

Externally-funded research projects:

  • Impairments in memory for intentions: A study of prospective forgetting in dementia
    and in normal ageing.
    With Prof S Della Sala & Prof RH Logie at Aberdeen.
    Funded by The Wellcome Trust.
  • Changes in prospective memory with ageing.
    Funded by the Medical Research Council.
  • Temporal memory across the lifespan.
    With Prof GDA Brown & Dr T McCormack.
    Funded by the Medical Research Council.
  • Effects of ageing on the visual processing of numerosity.
    With Dr DG Watson.
    Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.
  • Older pedestrians: A critical review of the literature and commentary.
    With Dr GL Dunbar & Dr CA Holland.
    Funded by the Department of the Environment, Transport, and the Regions.
  • Perceptual and incidental learning in low-level perceptuo-motor control.
    With Dr F Schlaghecken.
    Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.
  • An investigation of the specificity and consequences of enumeration deficits in dementia.
    With Dr B Sheehan & Dr DG Watson.
    Funded by Research into Ageing.
  • Self-inhibition and the relationship between low-level motor control and high-level cognitive control processes.
    With Dr F Schlaghecken.
    Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.
PUBLICATIONS

Refereed articles:

  1. Maylor, E. A. (1985). Facilitatory and inhibitory components of orienting in visual space. In M. I. Posner & O. S. M. Marin (Eds.), Mechanisms of attention: Attention and performance XI (pp. 189-204). Hillsdale NJ: Erlbaum.
  2. Maylor, E. A., & Hockey, G. R. J. (1985). Inhibitory component of externally controlled covert orienting in visual space. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 11, 777-787. [Reprinted in G. Underwood (Ed.), The psychology of attention, Volume II (pp. 353-363). 1993. Aldershot: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited.]
  3. Maylor, E. A., & Hockey, G. R. J. (1987). Effects of repetition on the facilitatory and inhibitory components of orienting in visual space. Neuropsychologia, 25, 41-54.
  4. Maylor, E. A., & Rabbitt, P. M. A. (1987a). Effect of alcohol on rate of forgetting. Psychopharmacology, 91, 230-235.
  5. Maylor, E. A., & Rabbitt, P. M. A. (1987b). Effects of alcohol and practice on choice reaction time. Perception & Psychophysics, 42, 465-475.
  6. Maylor, E. A., & Rabbitt, P. M. A. (1987c). Effects of practice and alcohol on performance of a perceptual-motor task. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 39A, 777-795.
  7. Maylor, E. A., Rabbitt, P. M. A., & Kingstone, A. F. (1987). Effects of alcohol on word categorisation and recognition memory. British Journal of Psychology, 78, 233-239.
  8. Maylor, E. A., Rabbitt, P. M. A., Sahgal, A., & Wright, C. (1987). Effects of alcohol on speed and accuracy in choice reaction time and visual search. Acta Psychologica, 65, 147-163.
  9. Maylor, E. A., & Rabbitt, P. M. A. (1988). Amount of practice and degree of attentional control have no influence on the adverse effect of alcohol in word categorization and visual search tasks. Perception & Psychophysics, 44, 117-126.
  10. Maylor, E. A., Rabbitt, P. M. A., & Kingstone, A. F. (1988). Effects of alcohol on lexical access. Psychopharmacology, 95, 119-123.
  11. Maylor, E. A., & Rabbitt, P. M. A. (1989). Relationship between rate of preparation for, and processing of, an event requiring a choice response. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 41A, 47-62.
  12. Maylor, E. A., Rabbitt, P. M. A., & Connolly, S. A. V. (1989). Rate of processing and judgment of response speed: Comparing the effects of alcohol and practice. Perception & Psychophysics, 45, 431-438.
  13. Maylor, E. A. (1990a). Age and prospective memory. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 42A, 471-493.
  14. Maylor, E. A. (1990b). Age, blocking and the tip of the tongue state. British Journal of Psychology, 81, 123-134.
  15. Maylor, E. A. (1990c). Recognizing and naming faces: Aging, memory retrieval and the tip of the tongue state. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 45, P215-P226.
  16. Maylor, E. A., Rabbitt, P. M. A., James, G. H., & Kerr, S. A. (1990a). Comparing the effects of alcohol and intelligence on text recall and recognition. British Journal of Psychology, 81, 299-313.
  17. Maylor, E. A., Rabbitt, P. M. A., James, G. H., & Kerr, S. A. (1990b). Effects of alcohol and extended practice on divided-attention performance. Perception & Psychophysics, 48, 445-452.
  18. Maylor, E. A. (1991). Recognizing and naming tunes: Memory impairment in the elderly. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 46, P207-217.
  19. Rabbitt, P. M. A., & Maylor, E. A. (1991). Investigating models of human performance. British Journal of Psychology, 82, 259-290.
  20. Maylor, E. A., Rabbitt, P. M. A., James, G. H., & Kerr, S. A. (1992). Effects of alcohol, practice and task complexity on reaction time distributions. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 44A, 119-139.
  21. Maylor, E. A., & Valentine, T. (1992). Linear and nonlinear effects of aging on categorizing and naming faces. Psychology and Aging, 7, 317-323.
  22. Maylor, E. A. (1993a). Aging and forgetting in prospective and retrospective memory tasks. Psychology and Aging, 8, 420-428.
  23. Maylor, E. A., & Rabbitt, P. M. A. (1993). Alcohol, reaction time and memory: A meta-analysis. British Journal of Psychology, 84, 301-317.
  24. Maylor, E. A. (1994). Ageing and the retrieval of specialized and general knowledge: Performance of Masterminds. British Journal of Psychology, 85, 105-114.
  25. Maylor, E. A., & Rabbitt, P. M. A. (1994). Applying Brinley plots to individuals: Effects of aging on performance distributions in two speeded tasks. Psychology and Aging, 9, 224-230.
  26. Cohen, G., Conway, M. A., & Maylor, E. A. (1994). Flashbulb memories in older adults. Psychology and Aging, 9, 454-463.
  27. Maylor, E. A. (1995a). Effects of aging on the retrieval of common and proper names. Facts and Research in Gerontology, Supplement (1995), 55-73.
  28. Maylor, E. A. (1995b). Prospective memory in normal ageing and dementia. Neurocase, 1, 285-289.
  29. Maylor, E. A. (1995c). Remembering versus knowing television theme tunes in middle-aged and elderly adults. British Journal of Psychology, 86, 21-25.
  30. Maylor, E. A., & Rabbitt, P. M. A. (1995). Investigating individual differences in a serial choice reaction time task: Use of auditory feedback and analysis of responses surrounding errors. Journal of Motor Behavior, 27, 325-332.
  31. Rabbitt, P., Maylor, E., McInnes, L., Bent, N., & Moore, B. (1995). What goods can self-assessment questionnaires deliver for cognitive gerontology? Applied Cognitive Psychology, 9, S127-S152.
  32. Maylor, E. A. (1996a). Age-related impairment in an event-based prospective memory task. Psychology and Aging, 11, 74-78.
  33. Maylor, E. A. (1996c). Older people's memory for the past and the future. The Psychologist, 10, 456-459.
  34. Maylor, E. A., & Wing, A. M. (1996). Age differences in postural stability are increased by additional cognitive demands. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 51, P143-P154.
  35. Maylor, E. A. (1997). Proper name retrieval in old age: Converging evidence against disproportionate impairment. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 4, 211-226.
  36. Maylor, E. A. (1998a). Changes in event-based prospective memory across adulthood. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 5, 107-128.
  37. Maylor, E. A. (1998b). Retrieving names in old age: Short- and (very) long-term effects of repetition. Memory & Cognition, 26, 309-319.
  38. Maylor, E. A., & Lavie, N. (1998). The influence of perceptual load on age differences in selective attention. Psychology and Aging, 13, 563-574.
  39. Maylor, E. A., & Mo, A. (1999). Effects of study-test modality on false recognition. British Journal of Psychology, 90, 477-493.
  40. Maylor, E. A., Vousden, J. I., & Brown, G. D. A. (1999). Adult age differences in short-term memory for serial order: Data and a model. Psychology and Aging, 14, 572-594.
  41. McCormack, T., Brown, G. D. A., Maylor, E. A., Darby, R. J., & Green, D. (1999). Developmental changes in time estimation: Comparing childhood and old age. Developmental Psychology, 35, 1143-1155.
  42. Maylor, E. A., Darby, R. J., & Della Sala, S. (2000). Retrieval of performed vs. to-be-performed tasks: A naturalistic study of the intention-superiority effect in normal aging and dementia. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 14, S83-S98.
  43. Maylor, E. A., & Henson, R. N. A. (2000). Aging and the Ranschburg effect: No evidence of reduced response suppression in old age. Psychology and Aging, 15, 657-670.
  44. Smith, G., Della Sala, S., Logie, R. H., & Maylor, E. A. (2000). Prospective and retrospective memory in normal aging and dementia: A questionnaire study. Memory, 8, 311-321.
  45. Maylor, E. A., Allison, S., & Wing, A. M. (2001). Effects of spatial and nonspatial cognitive activity on postural stability. British Journal of Psychology, 92, 319-338.
  46. Maylor, E. A., Chater, N., & Brown, G. D. A. (2001). Scale invariance in the retrieval of retrospective and prospective memories. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 8, 162-167.
  47. Maylor, E. A., Chater, N., & Jones, G. V. (2001). Searching for two things at once: Evidence of exclusivity in semantic and autobiographical memory retrieval. Memory & Cognition, 29, 1185-1195.
  48. Maylor, E. A. (2002). Serial position effects in semantic memory: Reconstructing the order of verses of hymns. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 9, 816-820.
  49. Maylor, E. A., Carter, S. M., & Hallett, E. L. (2002). Preserved olfactory cueing of autobiographical memories in old age. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 57B, P41-P46.
  50. Maylor, E. A., Moulson, J. M., Muncer, A-M., & Taylor, L. A. (2002). Does performance on theory of mind tasks decline with age? British Journal of Psychology, 93, 465-485.
  51. Maylor, E. A., Smith, G., Della Sala, S., & Logie, R. H. (2002). Prospective and retrospective memory in normal aging and dementia: An experimental study. Memory & Cognition, 30, 871-884.
  52. McCormack, T., Brown, G. D. A., Maylor, E. A., Richardson, L. B. N., & Darby, R. J. (2002). Effects of aging on absolute identification of duration. Psychology and Aging, 17, 363-378.
  53. Watson, D. G., & Maylor, E. A. (2002). Aging and visual marking: Selective deficits for moving stimuli. Psychology and Aging, 17, 321-339.
  54. Watson, D. G., Maylor, E. A., & Manson, N. J. (2002). Aging and enumeration: A selective deficit for the subitization of targets among distractors. Psychology and Aging, 17, 496-504.
  55. Crawford, J. R., Smith, G., Maylor, E. A., Della Sala, S., & Logie, R. H. (2003). The Prospective and Retrospective Memory Questionnaire (PRMQ): Normative data and latent structure in a large non-clinical sample. Memory, 11, 261-275.
  56. Elvevag, B., Maylor, E. A., & Gilbert, A. L. (2003). Habitual prospective memory in schizophrenia. BMC Psychiatry, 3:9. (http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-244X/3/9)
  57. Dunbar, G., Holland, C. A., & Maylor, E. A. (2004). Older pedestrians: A critical review of the literature. Road Safety Research Report No. 37. Department for Transport: London.
  58. Logie, R. H., Maylor, E. A., Della Sala, S., & Smith, G. (2004). Working memory in event- and time-based prospective memory tasks: Effects of secondary demand and age. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 16, 441-456.
  59. Maylor, E. A., Watson, D. G., & Muller, Z. (2005). Effects of Alzheimer's disease on visual enumeration. Journal of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 60, P129-P135.
  60. Reimers, S., & Maylor, E. A. (2005). Task switching across the life span: Effects of age on general and specific switch costs. Developmental Psychology, 41, 661-671.
  61. Schlaghecken, F., & Maylor, E. A. (2005). Motor control in old age: Evidence of impaired low-level inhibition. Journal of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 60, P158-P161.
  62. Simpson, E. E. A., Maylor, E. A., Rae, G., Meunier, N., Andriollo-Sanchez, M., Catasta, G., McConville, C., Ferry, M., Polito, A., Stewart-Knox, B. J., Secker, D. L., & Coudray, C. (2005). Cognitive function in healthy older European adults: The ZENITH study. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 59, Supplement 2, S26-S30.
  63. Ward, G. D., & Maylor, E. A. (2005). Age-related deficits in free recall: The role of rehearsal. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 58(A), 98-119.
  64. Watson, D. G., Maylor, E. A., & Bruce, L. A. M. (2005). Effects of age on searching for and enumerating targets that cannot be detected efficiently. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 58(A), 1119-1142.
  65. Watson, D. G., Maylor, E. A., & Bruce, L. A. M. (2005). Search, enumeration, and aging: Eye movement requirements cause age-equivalent performance in enumeration but not in search tasks. Psychology and Aging, 20, 226-240.
  66. Watson, D. G., Maylor, E. A., & Bruce, L. A. M. (2005). The efficiency of feature-based subitization and counting. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 31, 1449-1462.
  67. Henry, J. D., Phillips, L. H., Maylor, E. A., Hosie, J., Milne, A. B., & Meyer, C. (2006). A new conceptualization of alexithymia in the general adult population: Implications for research involving older adults. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 60, 535-543.
  68. Maylor, E. A., Simpson, E. E. A., Secker, D. L., Meunier, N., Andriollo-Sanchez, M., Polito, A., Stewart-Knox, B., McConville, C., O’Connor, J. M., & Coudray, C. (2006). Effects of zinc supplementation on cognitive function in healthy middle-aged and older adults: The Zenith study. British Journal of Nutrition, 96, 752-760.
  69. Pearson, A. J., Chronicle, E. P., Maylor, E. A., & Bruce, L. A. M. (2006). Cognitive function is not impaired in people with a long history of migraine: A blinded study. Cephalalgia, 26, 74-80.
  70. Reimers, S., & Maylor, E. A. (2006). Gender effects on reaction time variability and trial-to-trial performance: Reply to Deary and Der (2005). Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 13, 479-489.
  71. Vousden, J. I., & Maylor, E. A. (2006). Speech errors across the lifespan. Language and Cognitive Processes, 21, 48-77.
  72. Watson, D. G., & Maylor, E. A. (2006). Effects of color heterogeneity on subitization. Perception & Psychophysics, 68, 319-326.
  73. Maylor, E. A., Reimers, S., Choi, J., Collaer, M. L., Peters, M., & Silverman, I. (in press). Gender and sexual orientation differences in cognition across adulthood: Age is kinder to women than to men regardless of sexual orientation. Archives of Sexual Behavior.
  74. Maylor, E. A., & Roberts, M. A. J. (in press). Similarity and attraction effects in episodic memory judgments. Cognition.
  75. Schlaghecken, F., Blagrove, E., & Maylor, E. A. (in press). Incidental learning of S-R contingencies in the masked prime task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.
  76. Schlaghecken, F., Blagrove, E., & Maylor, E. A. (in press). No difference between conscious and nonconscious visuomotor control: Evidence from perceptual learning in the masked prime task. Consciousness and Cognition.
  77. Watson, D. G., Maylor, E. A., Allen, G., & Bruce, L. A. M. (in press). Early visual tagging: Effects of target-distractor similarity and old age on search, subitization, and counting. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.
  78. Watson, D. G., Maylor, E. A., & Bruce, L. A. M. (in press). The role of eye movements in subitizing and counting. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.

Books and book chapters:

  1. Posner, M. I., Cohen, Y., Choate, L., Hockey, R., & Maylor, E. A. (1984). Sustained concentration: Passive filtering or active orienting? In S. Kornblum (Ed.), Preparatory states and processes (pp. 49-65). London: Erlbaum.
  2. Underwood, G., & Maylor, E. A. (1984). Reading and peripheral vision. In A. G. Gale & F. Johnson (Eds.), Theoretical and applied aspects of eye movement research (pp. 153-157). Amsterdam: North-Holland.
  3. Maylor, E. A. (1993b). Minimized prospective memory loss in old age. In J. Cerella, J. Rybash, W. Hoyer, & M. L. Commons (Eds.), Adult information processing: Limits on loss (pp. 529-551). San Diego: Academic Press.
  4. Maylor, E. A. (1996b). Does prospective memory decline with age? In M. Brandimonte, G. O. Einstein, & M. A. McDaniel (Eds.), Prospective memory: Theory and applications (pp. 173-197). Mahwah, New Jersey: Erlbaum.
  5. Perfect, T. J., & Maylor, E. A. (Eds.). (2000a). Models of cognitive aging. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  6. Perfect, T. J., & Maylor, E. A. (2000b). Rejecting the dull hypothesis: The relation between method and theory in cognitive aging research. In T. J. Perfect & E. A. Maylor (Eds.), Models of cognitive aging (pp. 1-18). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  7. Maylor, E. A., Darby, R. J., Logie, R. H., Della Sala, S., & Smith, G. (2002). Prospective memory across the lifespan. In P. Graf & N. Ohta (Eds.), Lifespan development of human memory (pp. 235-256). Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press.
  8. Maylor, E. A. (2005). Age-related changes in memory. In M. L. Johnson, V. L. Bengtson, P. G. Coleman, & T. B. L. Kirkwood (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of age and ageing (pp. 200-208). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  9. Maylor, E. A., Schlaghecken, F., & Watson, D. G. (2005). Aging and inhibitory processes in memory, attentional, and motor tasks. In R. W. Engle, G. Sedek, U. von Hecker, & D. N. McIntosh (Eds.), Cognitive limitations in aging and psychopathology (pp. 313-345). New York: Cambridge University Press.
  10. Maylor, E. A., & Watson, D. G. (2005). Aging and the ability to ignore irrelevant information in visual search and enumeration tasks. In J. Duncan, L. Phillips, & P. McLeod (Eds.), Measuring the mind: Speed, control, and age (pp. 59-87). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  11. Maylor, E. A., & Watson, D. G. (2006). Ageing and the ability to ignore irrelevant information in visual search and enumeration tasks. In S. Ballesteros Jiménez (Ed.), Ageing, cognition, and neuroscience (pp. 35-38). Madrid: Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia.
  12. Maylor, E. A. (in press). Prospective memory through the ages. To appear in M. Kliegel, M. A. McDaniel, & G. O. Einstein (Eds.), Prospective memory: Cognitive, neuroscience, developmental, and applied perspectives. Mahwah: Erlbaum.