Staff members and research fellows:
Prof. John M. Findlay - (Director) Professor in Psychology
Interests: Eye movements and visual attention in visual perception: picture scanning and visual search tasks. The relationship between central and peripheral vision. Perception of objects and scenes. Perceptual and cognitive factors involved in interactions with graphical displays.
Prof. Charles A. Heywood - Professor in Psychology
Interests: Visual disorders after brain damage. Neuroimaging. Cortical processes in colour vision.
Prof. David Milner - Professor in Psychology
Interests: Cognitive and behavioural neuroscience, especially studies of the brain mechanisms underlying visual perception, visuomotor control and visuospatial attention. Current projects are focusing on visual agnosia, visuospatial neglect and optic ataxia.
Dr. Anthony Atkinson - Lecturer in Psychology
Interests: Social cognitive neuroscience, with a particular focus on social perception. The aim of this research is to further our understanding of the psychological processes and neural substrate involved in social perception and cognition, including the perception and recognition of emotions, identity, sex, and other social information from faces and from body movement and postures.
Dr. Michael Burt - Lecturer
Interests: The capture of visual attention by the onset of new objects.
Dr. Alex Easton - Lecturer
Interests: Animal Models of Episodic Memory. Cognitive Neuroscience of Learning and Memory. Learning and its relation to reward outcomes. Role of the Cholinergic Basal Forebrain in Learning and Memory. The ways in which social context modulate learning and memory.
Dr. Amanda Ellison - Lecturer
Interests: Visual attention; neuronal disruption in migraine headache; visuomotor systems; sensorimotor cortical interfacing; thalamocortical dysrhythmia; rehabilitative benefits of TMS.
Dr. Robert W. Kentridge - Lecturer
Interests: Neuropsychology of awareness, blindsight, colour vision and attention. Biologically plausible models of neural computation.
Dr. Cristiana Cavina-Pratesi - Research Associate
Interests: Computation of object properties along the dorsal and the ventral stream: neural correlates (fMRI and brain lesions) and behavioural dissociation (kinematic measures);
Dr. Daniel Smith - Research Associate
Interests: Neural mechansims of attention, Eye-movements, Neurorehabilitation of Hemianopia, Attention and awareness, Cerebral lateralisation.
Dr. Ala Hola - Senior instructor
Interests: Attention - overt and covert shifts of human spatial attention; cross-modal cueing.
Dr. Shamus Smith - Lecturer in Computer Science
Interests: Virtual environments, interaction specification, haptic interaction and safety arguments
Dr. Markus Hausmann - Lecturer
Interests: Cognitive neuroscience of sex differences, organizing and activating effects of sex hormones, hemispheric asymmetries, interhemispheric interaction, spatial attention, spatial cognition
Dr. Richard Myers - Senior Fellow, Durham University Department of Physics
Interests: research interests centre around Adaptive Optics. Within Vision Science he is interested in aberration correction, and glare control.
Dr. Gordon Love - Reader, Durham University Department of Physics
Interests: research interests centre around Adaptive Optics and Photonics in general. Within Vision Science he is interested in switchable lenses (for 3D displays), aberration correction, and glare control.
Dr. Constanze Hesse - Post Doctorate Fellow
Interests: The main focus of my research lies in the fields of perception, action, and the coupling of both components. Specifically, I investigate the use of visual information during the planning, execution and control of grasping movements in humans. The aim of my experiments is to test the validity of evidence underlying current theories on the relationship of perception and action.
Dr. Alison Lane - Lecturer
Interests: Clinical and cognitive neuroscience, particularly the neuropsychology of vision and visual attention. Neurorehabilitation and therapeutic neuronal stimulation. Neural plasticity.
Dr. Keira Ball - Research Associate
Interests: Visual search and the use of visual feedback in motor actions
Dr Susanne Weiss - Lecturer
Research Interests: Episodic Memory, Metacognitive Control of Memory Functions, Neuroimaging, Hormonal influences on functional brain organization.
Dr. Elena Geangu - Teaching Fellow
Research interests: Visual processing of social information and its relation to the development of empathy; pupil dilation as index of arousal in developing populations.
Mr Marco Hirnstein - Research Associate
Interests: Cerebral asymmetries, cognitive sex differences, visuo-spatial attention
Dr. Rob Lee - Research Associate
Interests: Psychophysical models of human colour processing.
Dr Lina Aimola - Research Associate
Cognitive Neuroscience Unit, Wolfson Research Centre, Queen Campus
Research Interests: neurorehabilitation of patients with visual field defect, visuospatial attention, dorsal and ventral stream interaction in visuomotor control, prism adaptation and Neuroimaging.
Mr. Liam Norman, PhD student
Research interests: "I am interested in the behavioural and neuropsychological processes of textural analysis, specifically looking at the different computations that might be involved in the discriminating and segregating of visual texture and how these processes might be represented neurally. I also have a more passive interest in the subcortical aspects of visual attention and object processing"
External associate members:
Dr T Andrews, Department of Psychology, Unviersity of York, Heslington, York, YO1 5DD
Dr V Benson, School of Psychology, Shackleton Building, University of Southampton, UK, SO17 1BJ
Mr Simon Berry, Sunderland Eye Infirmary, Queen Alexandra Road, Sunderland SR2 9HP
Simon Berry Optometrists, 41a Marshall Terrace, Gilesgate, Durham DH1 2HX
Stefania Bracci, School of Psychology and Sport Sciences Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Dr M Clarke. Dept. of Ophthalmology, RVI, Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4LP.
Prof A Cowey, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3UD.
Dr. H Deubel Abteilung für Experimentelle Psychologie, Institut für Psychologie,
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen, Leopoldstr. 13, 80802 Muenchen, Germany
Dr I D Gilchrist, Department of Psychology, University of Bristol, 8 Woodland Road, Bristol,BS8 1TH
Prof. M Goodale, University of Western Ontario, London Ontario, N6A 5C2, Canada
Prof. J M Harris, Department School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, St. Mary's College, South Street, St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland, KY16 9JP
Prof H Honda Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, Ikarashi, Niigata 950-21, Japan
Dr A Hurlbert. Brain and Behaviour Group, and Institute of Neuroscience Henry Wellcome Building for Neuroecology,University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Framlington Place. Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4HH
Dr Magdalena Ietswaart Room 140, Northumbria University, Northumberland Building, Northumberland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST
Dr A Lambert University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
Prof S P Liversedge, School of Psychology, Shackleton Building, University of Southampton, UK, SO17 1BJ
Dr R McIntosh, Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh, 7 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9JZ
Dr I Schindler, Department of Psychology, University of Hull, HU6 7RX
Dr. Susanne Schuett, Department of Psychology, University of California, San Diego, 3582 Mandler Hall, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92039-0109
Mr David Steel, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Sunderland Eye Infirmary, Queen Alexandra Road, Sunderland SR2 9HP
Dr Quoc Vuong, Lecturer at Institute of Neuroscience, Henry Wellcome Building for Neuroecology, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4HH
Prof. R Walker, Academic Unit of Neuroscience, Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, Fulham Palace Rd., London, U.K.
Dr S White, School of Psychology, Henry Wellcome Building, University of Leicester, Lancaster Road, Leicester, LE1 9HN
Prof J Zihl , Max-Planck Institut fur Psychiatrie, Kraepelinstrasse 10, D-80804 Munchen, Germany
Find out more about our exciting new food and drink outlets.