Christopher Hilton

Christopher Hilton

  • chilton at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
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I am a third year PhD student in the Department of Psychology and the Ageing and Dementia Research Centre, supervised by Jan Wiener, Tim Slattery and Sebastien Miellet. My research focuses on spatial navigation ability in typical and atypical ageing, with a specific focus on route learning.

Journal Articles

  • Hilton, C. and Wiener, J., 2023. Route sequence knowledge supports the formation of cognitive maps. Hippocampus, 33 (11), 1161-1170.
  • Kapaj, A., Lanini-Maggi, S., Hilton, C., Cheng, B. and Fabrikant, S.I., 2023. How does the design of landmarks on a mobile map influence wayfinding experts’ spatial learning during a real-world navigation task? Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 50 (2), 197-213.
  • Hilton, C., Kapaj, A. and Fabrikant, S.I., 2023. Landmark Sequence Learning from Real-World Route Navigation and the Impact of Navigation Aid Visualisation Style. Journal of Cognition, 6 (1).
  • Hilton, C., Raddatz, L. and Gramann, K., 2022. A general spatial transformation process? Assessing the neurophysiological evidence on the similarity of mental rotation and folding. Neuroimage: Reports, 2 (2).
  • Grzeschik, R., Hilton, C., Dalton, R.C., Konovalova, I., Cotterill, E., Innes, A. and Wiener, J.M., 2021. From repeating routes to planning novel routes: the impact of landmarks and ageing on route integration and cognitive mapping. Psychological Research, 85 (6), 2164-2176.
  • Hilton, C., Johnson, A., Slattery, T.J., Miellet, S. and Wiener, J.M., 2021. The impact of cognitive aging on route learning rate and the acquisition of landmark knowledge. Cognition, 207.
  • Hilton, C., Muffato, V., Slattery, T.J., Miellet, S. and Wiener, J., 2020. Differences in Encoding Strategy as a Potential Explanation for Age-Related Decline in Place Recognition Ability. Frontiers in Psychology, 11.
  • Hilton, C., Miellet, S., Slattery, T.J. and Wiener, J., 2020. Are age-related deficits in route learning related to control of visual attention? Psychological Research, 84 (6), 1473-1484.
  • Muffato, V., Hilton, C., Meneghetti, C., De Beni, R. and Wiener, J.M., 2019. Evidence for age-related deficits in object-location binding during place recognition. Hippocampus, 29 (10), 971-979.


  • Preuss, K., Hilton, C., Gramann, K. and Russwinkel, N., 2020. Cognitive Processing Stages during Mental Folding Are Reflected in Eye Movements. Eye Tracking Research and Applications Symposium (ETRA).



  • MSc in Lifespan Neuropsychology (Bournemouth University, 2014)
  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology (Bournemouth University, 2013)