Research at The MARCS Institute
Research at The MARCS Institute is conducted in five specific research programs. These programs are detailed below.
Details of currently funded research projects can be found on the left sidebar.
Research Program Leader: Professor André van Schaik
We conduct neurophysiological and psychophysical investigations and use computational and electronic modelling to reverse engineer the brain.
Research Program Leader: Professor Simeon Simoff
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 populated by humans and virtual/robotic agent.
Research Program Leader: Professor Chris Davis
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.
Using behavioural and neuroscience approaches, we investigate the temporal dynamics in individual and group performance, perception, and creation of music and dance.
Research Program Leader: Professor Denis Burnham
We conduct research within and between languages, with infants, children and adults focussing on speech perception, speech production, and related skills such as literacy.