At The MARCS Institute we conduct behavioural, neuroscience, and computational research on human-human and human-machine communication in normal, heightened and degraded contexts.
Bioelectronics and Neuroscience
We conduct neurophysiological and psychophysical investigations and use computational and electronic modelling to reverse engineer the brain.
We explore the believability of the behaviour of virtual agents in cyber-physical worlds; investigate cyber-physical interfaces and develop the means to achieve natural interaction between the virtual and physical worlds.
The multisensory processing of objects and actions underpins our sense of being in a stable, interpretable world; we study this processing at the signal, brain and behavioural levels.
Music Cognition and Action
We investigate the temporal dynamics in individual and group performance and perception of music and dance.
Speech and Language
Research within and between languages, with infants, children and adults focussing on speech perception, speech production, and related skills such as literacy.