Perception and Action

Perception and Action

Investigating human interactions with the world via sensory and motor processes.

Group Leader

+44 (0)1524 594335 D10, D - Floor, Fylde College

Research in the group includes:

  • visual and attentional processing in complex environments
  • investigating how the brain represents time and space
  • multisensory integration
  • body representation and perception
  • aberrant perceptions and hallucinations
  • visual awareness and consciousness
  • emotion
  • links between sensory systems and more central processes such as language, music
  • cognition
  • decision making
  • auditory neural coding
  • the sensorimotor grounding of concepts

We are also interested in the role of sensory processes in disorders and deficits due to ageing and Alzheimer's Disease and in the use of sensory and motor measures as biomarkers for disease progression. Our work combines behavioural methods, brain stimulation (TMS, tDCS, tACS, tRNS), psychophysiology (EDA, SCRs, fEMG, FaceReader), state-of-the-art virtual reality, and eye-tracking with measures of the underlying neural processes using fMRI and EEG. 

For further information, please contact Dr Jason Braithwaite.