The Perception, Action, and Cognition Group (PAC) undertakes research in a broad range of issues including visual motion processes, emotion, memory, and the visual processing in dyslexic, autistic, and neurological populations.
Psychologists in this 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 laboratory based eye-tracking (Tobii, Eyelink, VSG), EEG, TMS (Medtronic MagPro), functional transcranial Doppler sonography, physiological recording (BioPac), and transcranical direct current stimulation.
Understanding the human brain is one of the greatest challenges faced by modern science. Our reserach aims to gain a profound understanding into what makes us human, develop new treatments for brain disease, and build revolutionary new computing technologies.
Our group has strong collaborative links with internal and external researchers including Lincoln's School of Life Sciences, School of Computer Science, and the Lincoln Institute of Health. Group members have secured external funding from the British Academy, EPSRC, ESRC, Nuffield Foundation, Royal Society, Home Office and Innovate UK.
|Dr Patrick Bourke||Senior Lecturer, Group Lead|
|Dr Lesley Allinson||Senior Lecturer|
|Dr Anjuli Barber||Postdoctoral Research Fellow|
|Dr Matthew Craddock||Senior Lecturer|
|Dr Simon Durrant||Senior Lecturer|
|Dr Tessa Flack||Lecturer|
|Dr Julia Foecker||Senior Lecturer|
|Dr Paul Goddard||Senior Lecturer|
|Dr Kun Guo||Professor|
|Dr Timothy Hodgson||Professor|
|Dr Jon Hudson||Senior Lecturer|
|Dr Kamila Irvine||Lecturer|
|Dr Niko Kargas||Associate Professor|
|Dr Robin Kramer||Senior Lecturer|
|Dr George Mather||Professor|
|Dr Kirsten McKenzie||Senior Lecturer|
|Dr Kirsty Miller||Associate Professor|
|Dr Tochukwu Onwuegbusi||Lecturer|
|Dr Kyla Pennington||Senior Lecturer|
|Dr Petra Pollux||Senior Lecturer|
|Dr Kay Ritchie||Senior Lecturer|
|Dr Tracey Thornborrow||Lecturer|
|Dr Garry Wilson||Associate Professor|
|Charlotte Cartledge||PhD Student / Associate Lecturer|
|Elizabeth Fuller||PhD Student / Associate Lecturer|
|Jack Harry Grant||PhD Student / Associate Lecturer|
|Patrycja Korzeniowska||PhD Student / Associate Lecturer|
|Nadia Maalin||PhD Student / Associate Lecturer|
|Neetu Mailk||PhD Student / Associate Lecturer|
|Sophie Mohamed||PhD Student / Associate Lecturer|
|Lynn Pickerell||PhD Student / Associate Lecturer|
|Katharina Pohlmann||PhD Student / Associate Lecturer|
|Marie Rawdon||PhD Student / Associate Lecturer|
|Heather Sunderland||PhD Student / Associate Lecturer|
|Amy West||Research Assistant|
|Andrei Zarie||PhD Student / Associate Lecturer|
Professor George Mather - Perception, Action and Cognition Research Group Member
This research tests the theory of 'action speaking louder than words' by applying vision science to social situations. Professor Mather seeks to understand how the human form affects our visual judgement of movement, leading to greater appreciation of how we interact with others.
Focusing on strengthening the wider autism community through participatory action research. The group's mission is to create a diverse and inclusive environment where community knowledge and academic expertise merge to produce evidence-based innovative professional approaches and services for enriching the lives of autistic people and those who support them throughout their lifespan.
This group includes a team of developmental, social, and evolutionary psychologists who examine the development of motor, behavioural, and cognitive processes, and the social psychological processes affecting interpersonal, intergroup, and interspecies attitudes, cognition, emotion, and behaviour.
Psychologists in this group undertake research which is focused in applied settings and on clinical or forensic populations, concerned with psychological functioning related to clinical and forensic problems.