Andrew Moss

Andrew Moss

  • MossA at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
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I am a third year PhD student at Bournemouth University. My research is primarily focusing on the existence and independence of an olfactory short term memory. Memory for odours have demonstrated unique characteristics in memory tasks, which when compared to memory for other types of stimuli appear to suggest that they are processed in qualitatively different ways.

The research aims to further examine this independence, in particular considering the interaction between the odour perceptual code and phonological information when creating an odour object in memory. Various short term and working memory methodologies are be applied, but mostly centres on odour sequence memory and the n-back task, building upon previous research by Andrew Johnson. We hope to examine this odour memory in the context of forgetting, especially with consideration of mild cognitive impairments and the potential early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Journal Articles


  • Moss, A., Johnson, A., Elsley, J. and Miles, C., 2016. Evidence for an independent olfactory working memory that is not reliant on verbal or visual recoding. In: 6th International Conference on Memory (ICOM6) 17-22 July 2016 Budapest, Hungary.


  • Moss, A., 2017. Olfactory short term memory: understanding perceptual representations of odours and the role of encoding strategies in working memory. PhD Thesis. Bournemouth University, Faculty of Science and Technology.


Conference Presentations

  • BPS Cognitive Section Conference, Resolution of proactive interference in olfactory working memory, 03 Sep 2014, Nottingham