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Supporting Behaviour Change: understanding the links between vision and action in controlling and sequencing multiple movement responses and how this degenerates with age.

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  • Full or part time
    Dr E McSorley
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

"Active Vision means that in order to fully understand how we see we
must consider vision in terms of the things we do, the actions we take.
We do not passively process our environment in order to then act upon
it rather we actively interact with our visual environment and interrogate
it by moving our eyes to explore it. This has dramatic effects on how we perceive.
Work in this project will concentrate on understanding the links between vision and action in controlling and sequencing multiple movement responses and how this degenerates with age. This will, primarily, take by examining people’s eye movements as they move to multiple locations. In order to carry this out effectively it must involve a dynamic interaction of external information and internal goal states and it evokes the use of vision and visual attention; perceptual choice and decision making. This project will examine these issues."

Funding Notes

2(i) or above in Biology, Psychology, Mathematics, Computer Science, Philosophy and MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience

References

1. McSorley, E., McCloy, R., & Williams, L. (2016). The Concurrent Programming of Saccades. PLoS ONE, 11(12), e0168724. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0168724 2. Walker, R., & mcsorley, E. (2006). The parallel programming of voluntary and reflexive saccades. Vision Research, 46(13), 2082–2093. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.visres.2005.12.009

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