Lucy Matson

I am currently completing my Honours year in the Forensic and Clinical Cognition Lab. my Honours thesis aims to investigate the involuntary recall of stimuli that elicit the emotion of disgust. Specifically, I am investigating whether involuntary recall of disgusting stimuli is enhanced relative to fearful stimuli. This research has important clinical implications as the emotion of disgust is often experienced during trauma, and traumatic intrusions (a type of involuntary memory) are a primary symptom of PTSD.

My interest in psychology stemmed from my curiosity in cognition and behaviour and I hope to eventually practice as a Clinical Psychologist. During my time at Flinders University, I have developed broad interests in cognitive psychology, clinical psychology and human development. Outside of my studies, my hobbies include: travelling, keeping active and spending time with my dog.

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