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Dr. Andrew Welchman

Dr. Andrew Welchman

How does the brain piece together information from the senses to interact with a rapidly changing world? This key neural activity underlies important skills such as recognising friends and other intriguing objects, moving our bodies to interact with or avoid interesting or dangerous objects and working out where we are in the world.

Work in my lab examines the mechanisms underlying our ability to perceive the structure of the world around us. I work on the basic premise that human perception is an active process that relies on the brain bringing together different pieces of sensory information and knowledge gained from past experience. I use a combination of behavioural, movement recording and brain imaging techniques

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BRAINfest: 23-25 June 2017

Jun 15, 2017

The Adaptive Brain Lab are very excited to be taking part in the University of Cambridge's first ever BRAINfest. This exciting public engagement event aims to give the general public a chance to learn and ask questions about Neuroscience first-hand from researchers at the forefront of the field.

ABL at the Cambridge Science Festival 2017

Jun 13, 2017

This March saw the return of the Cambridge Science Festival, a city wide event which showcases the variety of new and exciting science going on across Cambridge. The Adaptive Brain Lab took part, spending the day presenting our work alongside other labs from the psychology department.

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