Staff in the group investigate the way that humans perceive, make sense of, and respond to our natural and social surroundings. Research topics include vision, attention, memory, emotion, reasoning, sleep, language, and motor control in both healthy and neurological populations. The group is well equipped for a wide variety of studies including traditional psychophysics, Neuropsychological testing, mobile and lab’ based eye-tracking (Tobii, Eyelink, VSG), EEG, TMS (Medtronic MagPro), functional transcranial Doppler sonography, physiological recording (BioPac) and transcranical direct current stimulation.
Understanding how human brain Understanding the human brain is one of the greatest challenges facing 21st century science. If we can rise to the challenge, we can gain profound insights into what makes us human, develop new treatments for brain disease and build revolutionary new computing technologies. Today, for the first time, modern ICT has brought these goals within sight.function is one of the greatest challenges facing 21st century science. The research will enable us to gain profound insights into what makes us human, develop new solutions for patients and aging population, and build revolutionary artificial intelligence technologies.
The group has strong collaborative links with internal and external researchers including in the Schools of Life Science, Computer Science and the Lincoln Institute of Health. Staff have successfully attracted external funding from the British Academy, EPSRC, ESRC, Nuffield Foundation, Royal Society, Home Office and Innovate UK.
|Petra Pollux||Senior Lecturer|
|Dr Frouke Hermens||Senior Lecturer|
|Garry Wilson||Principal Lecturer|
|George Mather||Professor of Vision Science|
|John Hudson||Senior Lecturer|
|Patrick Bourke||Senior Lecturer|
|Simon Durrant||Senior Lecturer|
|Timothy Hodgson||Professor of Psychology|
|Dr Kay Ritchie||Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology|
|Professor Martin Tovee||Head of School of Psychology|
|Dr Robert Lee||Reseach Fellow|
|Dr Kevin Butler||Research Fellow|
|Dr Robin Kramer||Lecturer in Psychology|
|Dr Emile van der Zee||Principal Lecturer|
|Dr Kirstin McKenzie||Senior Lecturer|
|Dr Matt Craddock||Lecturer in Psychology|
|Catia Caeiro||PhD Student|
|Federica Menchinelli||PhD Student|
|Filippo Ghin||Associate Lecturer|
|Kristel Klaus||PhD Student|
|Marcus Harrington||PhD Student|
|Flora Ioannidou||Associate Lecturer|
|Shem Williams||PhD Student|
|Nadia Maalin||PhD Student|
|Sophia Mohamed||PhD Student|
Professor George Mather, School of Psychology
This research tests the theory of "action speaking louder than words", by applying vision science to social situations. Professor George Mather seeks to understand how the human form affects our visual judgement of movement, leading to greater appreciation of how we interact with others.