Co-Principal Investigator

Dr Lucky Cheke researchers Learning and Memory in Health and Disease, with a particular emphasis on sub-clinical learning and memory deficits and how to measure and model them.

As part of this, Dr Cheke researches memory deficits associated with particular disorders (such as Obesity and Long Covid) as well as pursuing methods to adequately measure and model subclinical learning and memory deficits. These include the development of translational assessments that can be used across animal models, human participants and computational simulations/models.

Part of her current research also focuses on the measurement of cognitive abilities within AI models, and exploration of how the capabilities of these models can be assessed and understood.




Research Interest

Memory Development
Memory in Obesity
Memory in long COVID
Cognition in AI

Key Publications

Google Scholar Link

Cheke, L. G., Simons, J. S., & Clayton, N. S. (2016). Higher Body Mass Index is Associated with Episodic Memory Deficits in Young Adults. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69(11), 2305-2316.

MacLean, E. L., Hare, B., Nunn., C. L., et al. (2014). The evolution of self-control. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(20), E2140- E2148.

Cheke Lucy G. and Clayton Nicola S. (2012). Eurasian jays (Garrulus glandarius) overcome their current desires to anticipate two distinct future needs and plan for them appropriately. Biology Letters, 8(2), 171–175.