Scientist: Ciara Greene

Ciara Greene profileCiara Greene is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology, University College Dublin, where she runs the Attention and Memory laboratory. She obtained her PhD from Trinity College Dublin, and has previously worked at the Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, Imperial College London and University College Cork. Her research investigates the mechanisms and applications of basic cognitive functions such as memory and attention, with a particular focus on the constructive nature of memory. She is a Fulbright scholar and a Fellow of the Psychonomic Society.

Ciara Greene interview, The concept of news. Folded stack of Newspapers on laptop

Ciara Greene: “How false news and memories change readers’ behaviour”

Cognitive psychologist Ciara Greene studies attention and memory at University College Dublin. Greene recently published a study on how pandemic-related false news changes people’s behaviour. In this interview, she talks about their psychological experiments to demonstrate our susceptibility to false news and how misinformation creates false memories. What prompted you to conduct a study on ...