Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Lab

Perception, Attention and Memory Group

  • Unit(s) of assessment: Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
  • Research theme: Health and Wellbeing
  • School: School of Social Sciences


Our work on perception and attention includes theoretical work exploring time perception, attentional capture and control, spatial and temporal aspects of attention and the influence of statistical learning and implicit learning on attention. In terms of phenomenon our work ranges from relatively low level visual cognition (e.g. visual masking) to high level tasks (e.g. visual search in the real world). The majority of research focuses on either visual or auditory perception, as well as multisensory integration.

We welcome enquiries from applicants to the NTU studentship scheme who are interested in doing a PhD in the Perception, Attention and Memory Group. This link provides details of specific projects and topic areas, along with contact names and email addresses for potential supervisors. If you are interested in a particular project or topic, please contact one of us in the first instance for an informal discussion.


  • Bangor University
  • Bristol University
  • City University
  • Department of Research and Education in Emergency medicine Acute medicine and Major trauma (DREEAM) (Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham)
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Hull University
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Universita Bocconi
  • Università della Svizzera italiana (Lugano University)
  • University of Abertay
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Warwick

Related staff

Core staff

Associated staff

Research Fellows

  • Dr Indu Dubey
  • Dr Georgina Gous
  • Dr Victoria Kroll
  • Dr Editha van Loon

Research Assistants

  • Thomas Goodge
  • Brad Standen
  • Mike Vernon

PhD students

  • Chris Atkin
  • Cathy Blackburn
  • Robert Davies
  • Charlotte Holden
  • Victoria Laxton
  • Pancy Poon
  • Jammy Stacey
  • Petya Ventsislavova


Gous, G., Dunn, A.K., Baguley, T., & Stacey, P. (2018). An exploration of the accentuation effect: Errors in memory for voice fundamental frequency (F0) and speech rate. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 33, 98-110.

Guest, D., Kent , C., & Adelman, J, S (2018). The relative importance of perceptual and memory sampling processes in determining the time course of absolute identification. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 44, 615-630.

Howard, C.J., Boulton, H., Brown, E., Arnold, C.P.A., Belmonte, M.K. & Mitra, S. (2018). Engagement of the motor system in position monitoring: reduced distractor suppression and effects of internal representation quality on motor kinematics. Experimental Brain Research, 236, 1445-1460.

Oliver, Z. J., Cristino, F., Roberts, M. V., Pegna, A. J., & Leek, E. C. (2018). Stereo viewing modulates three-dimensional shape processing during object recognition: A high-density ERP study. Journal of Experimental Psychology. Human Perception and Performance, 44, 518-534.

Howard, C.J., Arnold, C.P.A. & Belmonte, M.K. (2017). Slower resting alpha frequency is associated with superior localisation of moving targets. Brain and Cognition, 117, 97-107.

Laxton, V., & Crundall, D. (2017). The effect of lifeguard experience upon the detection of drowning victims in a realistic dynamic visual search task. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 32, 14-23.

Mackenzie, A.K. & Harris, J.M. (2017). A Link between attentional function, effective eye movements and driving ability. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 43, 381-394.

di Luca, M., & Rhodes, D. (2016). Optimal perceived timing: Integrating sensory information with dynamically updated expectations. Scientific Reports, 6:28563, doi: 10.1038/srep28563

Howard, C.J., Bashir, N., Chechlacz, M. and Humphreys, G.W., 2016. Neural mechanisms of temporal resolution of attention. Cerebral Cortex, 26, 2952-2969.

Rhodes, D., & di Luca, M. (2016). Temporal regularity of the environment drives time perception. PLoS ONE, 11(8): e0161677.

Roberts, K.L., & Allen, H.A. (2016). Perception and cognition in the ageing brain: A brief review of the short- and long-term links between perceptual and cognitive decline. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 8:39. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2016.00039.

Stacey, P.C., Kitterick, P.T., Morris, S.D., & Sumner, C.J. (2016). The contribution of visual information to the perception of speech in noise with and without informative temporal fine structure. Hearing Research, 336, 17-28.

Cristino, F., Davitt, L., Hayward, W.G., Leek, E.C. (2015). Stereo disparity facilities view generalization during shape recognition for solid multipart objects. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 68, 2419-2436.

Guest, D., Howard, C. J., Brown, L. A., & Gleeson, H. (2015). Aging and the rate of visual information processing. Journal of Vision, 15(14):10, 1–25, doi:10.1167/15.14.10.

Roberts, K.L., Allen, H.A., Dent, K., & Humphreys, G.W. (2015). The neural correlates of segmenting a display into relevant and irrelevant three-dimensional regions. NeuroImage, 122, 298-305.

Hutchinson, C. V., Maltby, J., Badham, S. P., & Jason, L. A. (2014). Vision-related symptoms as a clinical feature of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis? Evidence from the DePaul Symptom Questionnaire. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 98, 144-145.

Stacey, P.C., Murphy, T., Sumner, C.J., Kitterick, P.T. & Roberts, K.L. (2014). Searching for a talking face: the effect of degrading the auditory signal. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 40, 2106-2111.

Badham, S. P., & Hutchinson, C. V. (2013). Characterising eye movement dysfunction in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome. Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 251, 2769-2776.

Hutchinson, C. V., & Badham, S. P. (2013). Patterns of abnormal visual attention in myalgic encephalomyelitis. Optometry and Vision Science, 90, 607-614.

Roberts, K.L., Lau, J.K.L. Chechlacz, M., & Humphreys, G.W. (2012). Spatial and temporal attention deficits following brain injury: A neuroanatomical decomposition of the temporal order judgement task. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 29, 300-324.

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