I am a lecturer in Cognitive Science at the University of Sussex, UK. My research focuses on human perception. I am also Time Perception Group leader at the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science.
This year I am teaching Data Science Research Methods (970G5) in autumn semester and Neuroscience of Consciousness (993C8) in the spring.
The Time Perception Group at Sackler was part of the six-partner EU project Timestorm, which aimed to equip artificial systems with human-like temporal cognition.
More generally, I am interested in how usually coherent perception can result from varying and sometimes incoherent sensory input. My research focuses on human temporal perception. I am also interested in the interaction of temporal perception with conscious experience through phenomenal causality, the sense of agency, and temporal prediction. To investigate these topics, I use a combination of human behavioural, computational modelling, neuroimaging, and artificial systems approaches.
I completed my PhD under the supervision of Dr. Derek Arnold in the Perception Lab at the School of Psychology, The University of Queensland, Australia .
Subsequently, I held a Postdoctoral Researcher position at NTT Communication Science Laboratories in Japan, with Dr. Shin'ya Nishida.
In my early academic life I also spent time in the Synaptic Plasticity Lab at the Queensland Brain Institute.
Despite the worst peer-review that has ever occurred, our paper on subjective time perception based on perceptual classification is now accepted at Nature Communications. Pre-print still here, with results unchanged since it first went up more than a year ago...
Also, a new pre-print examining the contributions of physiological and putative dopaminergic influences on duration perception relative to biases driven by perceptual content. Spoiler - only changes in perceptual content affect duration estimation.
New pre-print out on how humans determine correspondences between expected duration and different sensory events - Multiple Duration Priors Within and Across the Senses.
Paper on how serial dependence in relative timing (often referred to as rapid temporal recalibration) is not like classic temporal recalibration (adaptation) has been accepted at Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. Pre-print here.
Paper from our group on the Uniformity Illusion is out in iPerception.
Paper from our group on serial dependence in visual variance published at Journal of Vision
A long time coming, work together with Hsin-Ni Ho at NTT CS Labs is now up on bioRxiv.
I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org