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Rapid human visual perception: Lags and costs in processing features of multiple objects

With a view toward understanding how the brain manages incoming visual information through coordination of perception, attention, and cognition, you will use behavioral psychophysic more...

Supervisor(s): Holcombe, Alex (Professor)

Neural and behavioural mechanisms underlying associative learning.

My current interests are concerned with the processes that underlie Pavlovian conditioning, in particular the extinction and inhibition of responding. This topic is investigated wit more...

Supervisor(s): Harris, Justin (Professor)

Selective attention and its role in human learning

This project explores the relationship between learning and selective attention and the influence of these processes on the performance of a range of cognitive tasks.  The prin more...

Supervisor(s): Livesey, Evan (Dr)

Exploring bi-directional racism and effective reduction strategies

My main research interests concern the development and evaluation of effective racial prejudice reduction strategies for both minority and majority group members. One focus of my cu more...

Supervisor(s): White, Fiona (Professor)

Eyewitness memory

I am recruiting a PhD student to investigate the characteristics and limitations of memory for stressful events. Furthermore, we are also interested in how stressful events can infl more...

Supervisor(s): Paterson, Helen (Dr)

Recalibration mechanisms in vision: Adapting to a changing environment

To survive successfully humans must accurately with the environment. However, the environmental conditions can change, sometimes drastically in a very short time. An organism is ver more...

Supervisor(s): Verstraten, Frans (Professor)

The visual brain as an interpreter; What, Where and When.

The brain is an interpreter. Visual information that arrives in the brain from our retina is initially mostly stimulus driven. That is, the initial processes along the pathway of vi more...

Supervisor(s): Verstraten, Frans (Professor)

Applied vision science: towards a better understanding of what the brain knows.

Many processes in the brain are not consciously accessible. This makes it hard to find out how for example subjects reach decisions. There are several ways to find out what the brai more...

Supervisor(s): Verstraten, Frans (Professor)

Positive effects of exercise on neurological function

There is a growing body of evidence that exercise improves cognitive function and quality of life in a broad range of neurological and neurodegenerative diseases, and accelerates re more...

Supervisor(s): Johnston, Ian (Dr)

Targeting abnormal immune function in the central nervous system to treat cognitive disorders.

There is a growing body of evidence that most neurocognitive disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, and neuropathic pain states involve abnormal immune activity within the central n more...

Supervisor(s): Johnston, Ian (Dr)