Aberdeen University Featured PhD Programmes
Birkbeck, University of London Featured PhD Programmes
University of Leeds Featured PhD Programmes

Perception in a dynamic multisensory world


School of Psychology

About the Project

The aim of this project is to unravel the computations and neural mechanisms that enable us to perceive, understand and interact effectively with the dynamic multisensory world around us. All of our senses are constantly bombarded with a myriad of diverse signals. The effortless ease with which we merge these signals into a seamless percept masks the complexity of the computations and neural mechanisms involved.
Current Research questions:
• Where and how are different types of sensory features combined at multiple levels of the cortical hierarchy?
• How does the brain solve the binding problem? How does it decide whether two sensory signals come from a common source and are bound into a coherent percept?
• Is information integration automatic or dependent on attention, awareness and vigilance? Can we integrate information during sleep and in the absence of awareness?
• Which factors determine inter-trial and inter-subject variability in multisensory perception? How does musical expertise influence multisensory perception?
• How does multisensory integration dynamically adapt to the statistical structure of our dynamic environment at multiple timescales ranging from seconds to years?
• How does ageing affect information integration and segregation? Can multisensory integration help to compensate for age-related changes?

Email Now

Insert previous message below for editing? 
You haven’t included a message. Providing a specific message means universities will take your enquiry more seriously and helps them provide the information you need.
Why not add a message here

The information you submit to University of Birmingham will only be used by them or their data partners to deal with your enquiry, according to their privacy notice. For more information on how we use and store your data, please read our privacy statement.

* required field

Your enquiry has been emailed successfully



Search Suggestions

Search Suggestions

Based on your current searches we recommend the following search filters.



FindAPhD. Copyright 2005-2020
All rights reserved.