I was the principal investigator of an ESRC project grant with three years funding (R000239009, £130k). The focus of my research is to investigate the mechanism/s involved in learning new exemplars of information and to what extent the age and type of learning influence this process. My major concern is the development of such mechanism/s. I am currently formulating a hypothesis to account for the empirical data and seeking neurologically plausible methods of implementing the data of the age or order of acquiring information and other important variables, e.g. cumulative frequency.