The cognitive neuroscience of visual processing

Lead Research Organisation: Durham University
Department Name: Psychology

Abstract

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Description MRC Research Grant
Amount £245,750 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2006 
End 07/2009
 
Description INSERM Unit 864, Lyon, France 
Organisation National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM)
Department INSERM U864 (Integrative, Multisensory, Perception, Action and Cognition Team IMPACT)
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We have carried out several research projects at the INSERM unit, and benefited from a pooling of resources and expertise.
Collaborator Contribution Our collaborators have contributed by providing research space, research facilities, office space, technical expertise and the opportunity to test rare neurological patients.
Impact PubMed IDs: 11728315, 12146658, 12693264, 12955382, 15208633, 15246285, 15707902.
 
Description Article in "The Psychologist". 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact A lay summary of the PI's book "Sight Unseen" in the practitioner journal "The Psychologist".

Feedback comments received both by writer and journal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description Book Award lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Lecture given at BPS Annual Conference, Cardiff (April).

None directly.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description Café Scientifique at Ustinov College, Durham 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation of research to a general audience of graduate students.

None directly.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description Media coverage of research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact PNAS article by Heywood, Kentridge & Weiskrantz (2007) received wide coverage in local, national and international media, including articles in daily newspapers as far afield as India.

The paper also featured in many science and medical websites including Science-Daily.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007