Samuel Bond

Psychology Demonstrator

Department of Psychology, Health and Professional Development

Samuel Bond


To assist with teaching Psychology students at Oxford Brookes University. This often involves facilitating
workshops on research methods (e.g., collecting and analysing data) and academic skills (writing essays, lab
reports, referencing, etc.).


My own research explores the statistical learning mechanism in adults. Research into statistical learning suggests
that adults, and infants, can compute regularities (like sequences, or patterns) in auditory and visual perception,
and use this to learn from the input. For example, infants may track patterns in fluent speech they hear (e.g.,
sequences often occurring at the end of words) and use these regularities to locate word boundaries and
therefore break up the speech, identifying individual words. In my experiments, I examine the adult statistical
learning mechanism when several patterns - or regularities - are presented at once.