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I thought about it a lot and I kept thinking: OK, he's right, I guess, the information is in the light, it has to be there, because where else are you going to get it. It has got to be there and if it's there, there's a sense in which you don't have to process it at least not in the way that I ...
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A research team from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem recently demonstrated that the same part of the visual cortex activated in sighted individuals when reading is also activated in blind patients who use sounds to “read”. The specific area of the brain in question is a patch of left ventral ...
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Echolocation is the ability to use sound to perceive the spatial layout of your surroundings (the size and shape and distance to objects, etc). Lots of animals use it, but humans can too, with training. Some blind people have taught themselves to echolocate using self-generated sounds (e.g. ...
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When we run, our arms and legs swing in an alternating rhythm. Your left arm swings back as your left leg swings forward, same with the right. This contralateral rhythm is important for balance; the arms and legs counterbalance each other and help reduce rotation of the torso created by swinging ...
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Visual perception has a problem; it doesn't come with a ruler. Visual information is angular, and the main consequence of this is that the apparent size of something varies with how far away it is. This means you can't tell how big something actually is without more information.
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If I show you a picture of an object with a handle and ask you to make a judgment about that object (say, whether it's right side up or not) you will be faster to respond if you use the hand closest to the handle. This is called action priming (Tucker & Ellis. 1998) and there is now a wide ...
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Are we Infomation Processers? (A brief note)
I thought  about it a lot and I kept thinking: OK, he’s right, I guess, the information  is in the light, it has to be there, because where else are you going to get  it. It has got to be there and if it’s there, there’s a sense in which you don’t  have to ...
I thought about it a lot and I kept thinking: OK, he's right, I guess, the information is in the light, it has to be there, because where else are you going to get it. It has got to be there and if it's there, there's a sense in which you don't have to process it at least not in the way that I ...
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It's Time to Relabel the Brain
Another day, another study finds that 'visual' cortex is activated by something other than information from the eyes : A research team from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem recently demonstrated that the same part of the visual cortex activated in sighted...
A research team from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem recently demonstrated that the same part of the visual cortex activated in sighted individuals when reading is also activated in blind patients who use sounds to “read”. The specific area of the brain in question is a patch of left ventral ...
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The Size-Weight Illusion Induced Through Human Echolocation
Echolocation is the ability to use sound to perceive the spatial layout of your surroundings (the size and shape and distance to objects, etc). Lots of animals use it, but humans can too, with training. Some blind people have taught themselves to echolocate...
Echolocation is the ability to use sound to perceive the spatial layout of your surroundings (the size and shape and distance to objects, etc). Lots of animals use it, but humans can too, with training. Some blind people have taught themselves to echolocate using self-generated sounds (e.g. ...
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Do people really not know what running looks like?
Faster, higher, stronger - wobbly! When we run, our arms and legs swing in an alternating rhythm. Your left arm swings back as your left leg swings forward, same with the right. This contralateral rhythm is important for balance; the arms and legs counterba...
When we run, our arms and legs swing in an alternating rhythm. Your left arm swings back as your left leg swings forward, same with the right. This contralateral rhythm is important for balance; the arms and legs counterbalance each other and help reduce rotation of the torso created by swinging ...
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Your hand is not a perceptual ruler
Visual perception has a problem; it doesn't come with a ruler.  Visual information is angular, and the main consequence of this is that the apparent size of something varies with how far away it is. This means you can't tell how big something actually is wi...
Visual perception has a problem; it doesn't come with a ruler. Visual information is angular, and the main consequence of this is that the apparent size of something varies with how far away it is. This means you can't tell how big something actually is without more information.
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Limits on action priming by pictures of objects
If I show you a picture of an object with a handle and ask you to make a judgment about that object (say, whether it's right side up or not) you will be faster to respond if you use the hand closest to the handle. This is called action priming (Tucker & Ell...
If I show you a picture of an object with a handle and ask you to make a judgment about that object (say, whether it's right side up or not) you will be faster to respond if you use the hand closest to the handle. This is called action priming (Tucker & Ellis. 1998) and there is now a wide ...
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  • University of Leeds
    Lecturer, 2009 - present
  • University of Warwick
    Research Fellow, 2008 - 2009
  • University of Aberdeen
    Research Fellow, 2005 - 2008