Dr Ingram is a researcher in cognition and psychology of language.
My research expertise focuses on two areas of academic interest:
Language processing: My research in this area centres on inferences made during the reading of sentences, with particular focus on quantification and pragmatics, and on the processing of individual words. I use paper and pencil (online) tasks and behavioural paradigms, as well as eye tracking and EEG technology to complete this research. I have am also interested in the effect of domain knowledge on reading words, particularly in relation to fictional domians.
Cognition, social interaction and long-tem illness. My projects in this area examine the impact which COVID-19 and associated life-changes can have on cognitive processing. This includes the effects of social isolation ("lockdown") on cognitive functions; and tracking of cognitive function over a longer period in individuals with persistent symptoms of the virus. I have received funding from the Chief Scientists Office and the Royal Society of Edinburgh to examine the impact of the pandemic on cognitive function.