People

Principal Investigator

Professor Fiona Newell is interested in the cortical and behavioural processes involved in high-level human perception. This interest is motivated by the fact that perception is not a fixed concept since it is significantly modulated by information from other senses and other contextual factors such as past experience, internal predictions, on-going motor behaviour and the working range of the sensory system. Furthermore, perception is the basis of cognition, and an understanding of the mechanisms behind how we perceive provides a better route to understanding other high-level human functions

Post doctoral researchers

Dr. Rebecca Hirst is investigating the links between multisensory perception and ageing

Dr. Alan O’ Dowd is investigating the links between multisensory perception and ageing

PhD students

Eimear McKenna is investigating the formation of multisensory object categories in children

Martina Seveso is investigating the formation of multisensory object categories in adults

Furat Alahmed is a visiting PhD student investigating multisensory shape and texture processing

Research assistants

Jack Cotter is investigating the links between multisensory perception and ageing

Isabella Devine is investigating the formation of multisensory object categories in adults and children