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Durham University


Perception, Action & Awareness

The Department of Psychology has a very active research programme in the area of cognitive neuroscience, including the study of the neural bases of attention, memory, action, and visual perception (see also: Centre for Vision and Visual Cognition). We use a variety of techniques to answer our questions relating to adult and infant brains including fMRI, TMS, tDCS, EEG, eye movement tracking, biophysiological recording as well as the analysis of visuomotor action and psychophysical performance. Our work on understanding how the undamaged brain works feeds directly into our research concerning the design and efficacy of neurorehabilitation paradigms with a large cohort of patients with brain damage in the North-East.

Research Streams


Academic Staff

Teaching Staff

Research Staff

Research Student

From other departments

  • Mr Will Prew (in the Department of Computer Science)

Research Grants

PAA group research has been supported by a number of research grants:

Social Media

You can keep up to date with our research by following members of the PAA group on Twitter