Perception & Action
We study a broad range of topics and integrate a wide variety of methods, from traditional psychophysics to neuroimaging, and from modelling to realistic environments. We are interested in how perceptual information is processed, how it influences actions, and how actions influence perception in return. We collaborate extensively with each other and with members of other research groupings, including Imaging Science, Cognitive Neuroscience, Thinking and Reasoning, Attention and Memory, and Wellbeing, Health and Mental Health.
Our research is organised into four themes:
- What determines how we consciously perceive basic features?
- How is vision influenced by action?
- Why do people differ in what they see?
- How do people perceive speech in noisy situations?
- How is hearing integrated with vision?
- What cross-modal mechanisms contribute to tactile perception?
- How do dynamic mechanisms affect somatosensory function?
- How do we adapt our actions to changing perceptual information?
- How do automatic signals interact with volition?
- Why do people differ in their ability to control impulses?