Accepting PhD Students
I am interested in understanding how what we see affects our behaviour and also in supporting the development of artificial systems through this understanding of human perception. • Can our ability to discriminate images be an indicator of health and wellbeing (e.g., effect of mental health on ability to recognise emotions in faces)? • How does our ability to recognise emotion affect our emotional intelligence and what are the implications for the workplace (e.g., leadership, staff morale)? • Can we train a computer algorithm or robot to recognise emotions from faces as well as a person? I am also interested in how sensory and motor systems interact. • Does performance on a visual motion discrimination task predict walking characteristics in people with movement disorders (e.g., Parkinson’s disease)? • How is the integration of sensory information (e.g., sounds and images) organised and is the organisation affected by health and wellbeing (e.g., autism, schizophrenia or eating disorders)?
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