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Department of Psychology


Dr Lore Thaler

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Lecturer in the Department of Psychology

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Grant Reviewer

Economic and Social Research Council; Medical Research Council; The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research

Journal Reviewer

Experimental Brain Research •Journal of Motor Behavior • Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance • Consciousness and Cognition • Neuron •Journal of Neuroscience Methods • Human Brain Mapping • Cognition • Journal of the Royal Society ‘Interface’ • Proceedings of the Royal Society (Series B) • Visual Cognition • Frontiers in Integrative Physiology • PLoS One • Current Biology •Journal of Neurophysiology • Behavioral Brain Research • Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science • European Journal of Neuroscience • Current Directions in Psychological Science • Acta Psychologica • Frontiers in Cognitive Science

Indicators of Esteem

  • 2012: Conference Committee: Predicting Perceptions Conference, April 17-19,2012, Edinburgh, UK
  • 2012: Grant:

    Grant: Biophysical Sciences Institute EPSRC Bridging the Gap Grant (2012); Project: Teaching and Evaluating the Use of Palatal Clicks for Human Echolocation (6,000 £); Co-Investigator: Ian Jermyn, Mathematical Sciences, Durham University.

  • 2012: keynote address: Annual meeting of the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists, Notthingham, UK, May 19-20, 2012.
  • 2012: plenary address: Meeting of the centre for consciousness studies, Tucson, Arizona, USA, April 9-13, 2012
  • 2011: Grant:

    Wolfson Research Institute EPSRC Bridging the Gap Grant (2011); Project: Mathematical Modelling of Echolocation in People (4,000 £); Co-Investigator: Ian Jermyn, Mathematical Sciences, Durham University.

  • 2010: Grant: Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship (08/2008-07/2010), Project: Investigation of Neural Correlates of Visual-Spatial Representations (50,000 CA $)
  • 2010: Travel Bursary:

    Workshop on Perception & Action, Santa Fe Institute,September 13-16, 2010, Santa Fe, NM, USA

Research Groups

Research Interests

  • Human echolocation
  • Visual perception
  • Auditory perception
  • Blindness
  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)


Books: sections

  • Schlicht, Tobias, Vetter, Petra, Thaler, Lore & Moss, Cynthia (2012). Wahrnehmung. In Handbuch Kognitionswissenschaft. Stephan, Achim & Walter, Sven Stuttgart: Metzler.

Journal papers: academic

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