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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

ESRC; MRC; NWO; NSF; National Science Center Poland

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 • IEE TBME

Indicators of Esteem

  • 2014: Grant:

    British Council GII (2014-2016) ‘Seeing with Sound:Developing an Echolocation Device based on sensing principles derived from Human Users’ (total: £147,064; sub-award LT: £35,800)

  • 2014: Grant:

    BBSRC (2015-2018) ‘Human echolocation: Basic mechanisms and neuroplasticity’ (£409,942)

  • 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
  • 2010: Grant:

    Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship (2008-2010), Project: Investigation of Neural Correlates of Visual-Spatial Representations (50,000 CA $)

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 (2013). Wahrnehmung. In Handbuch Kognitionswissenschaft. Stephan, Achim & Walter, Sven Stuttgart: Verlag J.B. Metzler. 472-487.

Journal papers: academic

Journal papers: professional

  • Thaler, Lore (Accepted). Using Sound to Get Around - Discoveries in Human Echolocation. Observer

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