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Dr Andrew Welchman

Research Interests

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.