Department of Psychology

Professor Linda Pring

Position held:
Emeritus Professor

Phone:
+44 (0)20 7919 7881

Fax:
+44 (0)20 7919 7873

Email:
l.pring (@gold.ac.uk)

Address:
St James's Hall 2.1.07,
Psychology Department,
Goldsmiths, University of London,
New Cross, SE14 6NW

Academic qualifications

BSc PhD CPsychol AFBPsS

Areas of supervision

Creativity in autistic spectrum disorder

Psychological aspects of visual impairment (associations with autism, children's memory, language, autobiographical memory, braille)

Museum access for people with visual imapirments or autistic spectrum disorders

Research interests

My research interests include topics related to Developmental Psychology and Neuroscience, including savant syndrome. I have published research papers on specific learning difficulties including developmental dyslexia, autism, savant talent and cognitive and social aspects of visual impairment. In connection with the latter I have published on a broad variety of issues including autobiographical memories, musical processing, early infancy, Braille reading and raised line and picture recognition. I have advised on museum access in relation to both adults and children with visual impairments and have been working in this field for over 20 years.

In recent years I have been interested in the interface between psychology (cognitive and neuroscience) and the arts for example – museum conference presentations (Art Beyond Sight: Metropolitan Museum of Art 2005/2008), research  (with Sheridan; Mapping Arts, Health and Higher Education Collaborative Projects in London 2007), organizing conferences (e.g.  with Victoria & Albert Museum  and St Dunstans Charity for visual impairment ‘In Touch with Art’, 2007) and teaching (Multimodal approaches to learning. Widening Horizons, Tate Britain 2008).

Selected publications

Number of items: 42.

Article

Heavey, L., Hermelin, Beate, Crane, Laura and Pring, Linda. 2012. The structure of savant calendrical knowledge. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 54(6), pp. 507-513. [Article]

Heavey, L., Hermelin, Beate, Crane, Laura and Pring, Linda. 2012. The structure of savant calendrical knowledge. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 54(6), pp. 507-513. [Article]

Crane, Laura, Pring, Linda, Jukes, Kaylee and Goddard, Lorna. 2012. Patterns of autobiographical memory in adults with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, pp. 1-13. [Article]

Pring, Linda, Ryder, Nicola, Crane, Laura and Hermelin, Beate. 2012. Creativity in savant artists with autism. Autism, 16(1), pp. 45-57. [Article]

Crane, Laura, Pring, Linda, Ryder, Nicola and Hermelin, Beate. 2011. Executive functions in savant artists with autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 5(2), pp. 790-797. ISSN 17509467 [Article]

Crane, Laura, Goddard, Lorna and Pring, Linda. 2010. Brief Report: Self-defining and Everyday Autobiographical Memories in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 40(3), pp. 383-391. ISSN 0162-3257 [Article]

Pring, Linda, Ryder, Nicola, Crane, Laura and Hermelin, Beate. 2010. Local and global processing in savant artists with autism. Perception, 39(8), pp. 1094-1103. ISSN 0301-0066 [Article]

Tadić, Valerie, Pring, Linda and Dale, Naomi. 2009. Are language and social communication intact in children with congenital visual impairment at school age? Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 51(6), pp. 696-705. ISSN 00219630 [Article]

Tadić, Valerie, Pring, Linda and Dale, Naomi. 2009. Attentional processes in young children with congenital visual impairment. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 27(2), pp. 311-330. ISSN 0261510X [Article]

Crane, Laura, Goddard, Lorna and Pring, Linda. 2009. Sensory processing in adults with autism spectrum disorders. Autism, 13(3), pp. 215-228. ISSN 1362-3613 [Article]

Pring, Linda, Woolf, Katherine and Tadić, Valerie. 2008. Melody and pitch processing in five musical savants with congenital blindness. Perception, 37(2), pp. 290-307. ISSN 0301-0066 [Article]

Pring, Linda. 2008. Psychological characteristics of children with visual impairments: learning, memory and imagery. British Journal of Visual Impairment, 26(2), pp. 161-171. ISSN 0264-6196 [Article]

Eardley, Alison and Pring, Linda. 2007. Spatial processing, mental imagery, and creativity in individuals with and without sight. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 19(1), pp. 37-58. ISSN 0954-1446 [Article]

Edmonds, Caroline, J. and Pring, Linda. 2006. Generating inferences from written and spoken language: A comparison of children with visual impairment and children with sight. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 24, pp. 337-351. ISSN 0261-510X [Article]

Heaton, Pam F., Pring, Linda and Hermelin, Beate. 2006. Musical Processing in High Functioning Children with Autism. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 930(1), pp. 443-444. ISSN 00778923 [Article]

Pring, Linda. 2005. Savant Talent. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 47(7), pp. 500-503. ISSN 00121622 [Article]

Pring, Linda and Ockelforda, A.. 2005. Children with septo-optic dysplasia - musical interests, abilities and provision: The results of a parental survey. British Journal of Visual Impairment, 23(2), pp. 58-66. [Article]

Ockelforda, A. and Pring, Linda. 2005. Learning and creativity in a prodigious musical savant. International Congress Series, 1282, pp. 903-907. [Article]

Ockelforda, A., Welch, G. and Pring, Linda. 2005. Musical interests and abilities of children with septo-optic dysplasia. International Congress Series, 1282, pp. 894-897. [Article]

Bunce, David, Hays, Kate and Pring, Linda. 2004. Smoking attenuates regular aerobic exercise benefits to episodic free recall immediately following strenuous physical activity. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 18(2), pp. 223-231. ISSN 0888-4080 [Article]

Green, Sarah, Pring, Linda and Swettenham, J.. 2004. An investigation of first-order false belief understanding of children with congenital profound visual impairment. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 22, pp. 1-17. ISSN 0261-510X [Article]

Ryder, Nicola, Pring, Linda and Hermelin, Beate. 2002. Lack of coherence and divergent thinking: Two sides of the same coin in artistic talent? Current Psychology, 21(2), pp. 168-175. ISSN 0737-8262 [Article]

Pring, Linda and Hermelin, Beate. 2002. Numbers and letters: Exploring an autistic savant's unpractised ability. Neurocase, 8(4), pp. 330-337. ISSN 13554794 [Article]

Pring, Linda and Painter, Joan. 2002. Recollective experience in individuals with a visual impairment: The role of sensory and conceptual processing. British Journal of Visual Impairment, 20, pp. 24-32. [Article]

Goddard, Lorna and Pring, Linda. 2001. Autobiographical memory in the visually impaired: initial findings and impressions. British Journal of Visual Impairment, 19(3), pp. 108-113. ISSN 0264-6196 [Article]

Hermelin, Beate, Pring, Linda, Buhler, Michael, Wolff, Sula and Heaton, Pam F.. 1999. A Visually Impaired Savant Artist: Interacting Perceptual and Memory Representations. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 40(7), pp. 1129-1139. ISSN 0021-9630 [Article]

Heaton, Pam F., Pring, Linda and Hermelin, Beate. 1999. A pseudo-savant: A case of exceptional musical splinter skills. Neurocase, 5(6), pp. 503-509. ISSN 1355-4794 [Article]

Heaton, Pam F., Hermelin, Beate and Pring, Linda. 1998. Autism and pitch processing: a precursor for savant musical ability? Music Perception, 15(3), pp. 291-305. ISSN 0730-7829 [Article]

Pring, Linda, Hermelin, Beate and Heavey, L.. 1995. Savants, segments, art and autism. The Journal Of Child Psychology And Psychiatry And Allied Disciplines, 36(6), pp. 1065-1076. [Article]

Book Section

Pring, Linda and Tadić, Valerie. 2010. Cognitive and behavioural manifestations of blindness. In: Ruth Nass and Yitzach Frank, eds. Cognitive and Behavioral Abnormalities of Pediatric Diseases. Oxford : Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195342680 [Book Section]

Pring, Linda. 2008. Memory characteristics in individuals with savant skills. In: Jill Boucher and Dermot Bowler, eds. Memory in Autism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 210-230. ISBN 9780521862882 [Book Section]

Pring, Linda. 2007. Blindness and visual disability. In: Susan Ayers, Andrew Baum, Chris McManus, Stanton Newman, Kenneth Wallston, John Weinman and Robert West, eds. Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine 2nd Edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 565-566. ISBN 9780521605106 [Book Section]

Pring, Linda and Tadić, Valerie. 2004. More than meets the eye: blindness, talent and autism. In: Linda Pring, ed. Autism and Blindness: Research and Reflections. London and Philadelphia: Wiley. ISBN 978-1-86156-444-3 [Book Section]

Edited Book

Pring, Linda, ed. 2004. Autism and Blindness: Research and Reflections. Wiley. ISBN 978-1-86156-444-3 [Edited Book]

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