Maciej Szul

Research group:
Neuroscience
Email:
SzulMJ@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
029 208 70365
Location:
CUBRIC, Maindy Road

Research summary

Sensorimotor transformation is a collection of processes which connect input from senses and motor reaction. My PhD project involves dissociating and examining those processes by combining various methodological approaches. Computational modelling allow for describing mechanisms of cognition as mathematic formulas, to better explain existing results and predict future outcomes. Psychophysics give us tools to describe relations between stimulus and response in behaviour. Electrophysiology (EEG, EMG, MEG) and neuroimaging (fMRI) allow for examining the state of nervous system during tasks. By joining those worlds, we are hoping to improve current understanding of how people make decisions. Specifically, how the action is chosen with limited time and information, but also, how continuous movement is controlled by sensory information. Ultimately, this knowledge can give us more precise view on cognitive deficits in neurodegenerative diseases.

Teaching summary

2015/16 – Postgraduate tutor, Level 1 (scientific writing, statistics)

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Funding

School of Psychology, Cardiff University (2015-2018)

Research group

Neuroscience
Perception & Action

Research collaborators

Jiaxiang Zhang
Petroc Sumner

Postgraduate education

2015 MPsych (5 yr integrated), Institute of Psychology, Jagiellonian University (Poland)
Master’s thesis: “The role of auditory cortex in congenital deafness – a resting-state fMRI study.”