The process by which signals from the sensory periphery (receptors in the eyes, ears, skin etc) are interpreted and organized to produce a meaningful experience of the external world. By representing the objects and attributes of our surrounding environment, perception allows us to interact with our world.

We run an informal discussion group and journal club where we discuss a broad spectrum of topics in perception. The Perception Group meets regularly and everyone is welcome to join, for more information and dates click here.

Professor David Alais Professor Bart Anderson
  • Visual perception of motion & orientation
  • Binocular rivalry
  • Auditory movement
  • Auditory localization during head movements
  • interactions between visual and auditory movement
  • audio-visual attention
  • Models of cross-modal integration
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  • Perceptual organization
  • Computation of three dimensional shape of surfaces
  • Surface reflectance
  • Material properties of surfaces
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Professor Ian Curthoys Professor Alex Holcombe
  • The anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system
  • Vestibular loss and compensation
  • Vestibulo-ocular reflex
  • Eye movements, especially ocular torsion
  • Linear acceleration and angular acceleration stimulation
  • Vestibular Research Laboratory
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  • Binding perceptual features
  • Visual cognition
  • Temporal aspects of perception
  • Capacity limits on perceptual processing
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Professor Frans Verstraten Dr Ann Burgess
  • Vision Science, perception: motion perception, adaptation, attention, binocular vision, illusions, neuro-imaging, Artificial Intelligence
  • Perceptual aspects of Advertising & Marketing Communication
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Associate Professor Thomas Carlson Associate Professor Hamish MacDougall
  • Neural Coding
  • Functional Magnetic Resonance imaging (fMRI)
  • Magnetoencephalography (MEG)
  • Multivariate Pattern Analysis (Brian decoding)
  • Object and Face recognition.
  • Body Perception
  • Social Perception
  • Visual Attention
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