Sensory & Perceptual Systems

Researchers in the Sensory & Perceptual Sytems Group aim to investigate and understand human sensory systems and human perception, especially the major communicative senses of vision and hearing, how they work, and how they sometimes go wrong. We do this through psychophysical experiments, computational modelling, theoretical analysis, and brain imaging techniques (MEG & fMRI), and we apply this knowledge to clinical aspects of human perception, including the restoration of hearing through cochlear implants.

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Our key researches and their research interests are summarised below:

Prof Stephen J. Anderson
  • Clinical Neuroscience
  • Neuropsychology
  • Macular degeneration
Dr Luc Boutsen
  • Visual attention
  • Object and face recognition
  • MEG, fMRI and TMS methods
Prof Mark Georgeson
  • Spatial vision
  • Motion perception
  • Binocular vision
Dr Martin Jüttner
  • Cognitive psychophysics
  • Visual object recognition


Dr Tim S Meese
  • Spatial & Binocular vision
  • Psychophysical methods


Dr Robert Morse
  • Cochlear implants
  • Stochastic resonance


Prof Brian Roberts
  • Auditory perception
  • Psychophysical techniques