Perception and Attention

Perception and Attention

Research in the Perception and Attention theme explores the processes that underlie how we gather, select and process information from the world around us. We characterise these processes both by studying how they work in healthy individuals and how they are disrupted in clinical patients. We use a wide range of techniques – from behavioural to electrophysiological – and a similarly wide range of paradigms – from precisely controlled psychophysics to observations during natural everyday behaviour.

Key areas of interest include:

  • Colour perception
  • Feature-based and spatial attention
  • Visual crowding
  • Object recognition
  • Motion perception
  • The link between eye movements, attention and awareness
  • Visuo-motor co-ordination
  • Visual control of action
  • How action influences perception and attention
  • Neural processes underlying perception and attention
  • Eye movement behaviour and its potential for diagnosis in psychiatric disorders
  • Visual therapies for patients with loss of sight following stroke

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