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Dr Leigh Riby

Associate Professor

Department: Psychology

Leigh Riby 255He obtained his PhD in 2001 from Bristol University (executive functioning in old age) before moving on to Stirling to undertake a post-doctoral position investigating episodic memory using EEG and fMRI methodology.  Leigh also held a lectureship at Glasgow Caledonian University.


  • Psychology PhD October 01 2007
  • Psychology BSc (Hons) September 01 1993

Key Publications

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  • Reduced semantic control in older adults is linked to intrinsic DMN connectivity, Krieger-Redwood, K., Wang, H., Poerio, G., Martinon, L., Riby, L., Smallwood, J., Jefferies, E. 3 Jul 2019, In: Neuropsychologia
  • Frogs' Legs Versus Roast Beef, Martinon, L., Smallwood, J., Hamilton, C., Riby, L. 7 Jun 2019, In: Europe's Journal of Psychology
  • Patterns of on-task thought in older age are associated with changes in functional connectivity between temporal and prefrontal regions, Martinon, L., Riby, L., Poerio, G., Wang, H., Jefferies, E., Smallwood, J. 1 Jun 2019, In: Brain and Cognition
  • The disentanglement of the neural and experiential complexity of self-generated thoughts, Martinon, L., Smallwood, J., McGann, D., Hamilton, C., Riby, L. 15 May 2019, In: NeuroImage
  • Perfectionism and PERMA, Birch, H., McGann, D., Riby, L. 3 Apr 2019, In: International Journal of Wellbeing
  • Glucose regulation and face recognition deficits in older adults: the role of attention, Jones, N., Riby, L., Smith, M. 2018, In: Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition
  • Impulsiveness, postprandial blood glucose, and glucoregulation affect measures of behavioral flexibility, Riby, L., Lai Teik Ong, D., Azmie, N., Ooi, E., Regina, C., Yeo, E., Massa, J., Aquili, L. Dec 2017, In: Nutrition Research
  • Daydream Believer, McGann, D., Riby, L., Shrimpton, D. 30 Nov 2017, In: Europe's Journal of Psychology
  • Retrieval and monitoring processes during visual working memory: An ERP study of the benefit of visual semantics, Orme, E., Brown, L., Riby, L. 5 Jul 2017, In: Frontiers in Psychology
  • Mind-wandering in ageing: Can mindfulness change our thoughts?, Martinon, L., Smallwood, J., Mitchell, m., Hamilton, C., Riby, L. Jul 2017, European Summer Research Institute (ESRI 2017) Exploring Experience

PGR Supervision

  • Léa Martinon Mind-Wandering Experiences in Ageing: Neurocognitive Processes and Other Influencing Factors Start: 01/10/2015
  • Joanna Greer A Behavioural and Electrophysiological Investigation of Cognitive and Executive Dysfunction in Older Adults with Williams Syndrome Start: 01/03/2010


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