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.

Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience

BENS_Slider_0.jpgResearch Program Leader: Professor André van Schaik

We conduct neurophysiological and psychophysical investigations and use computational and electronic modelling to reverse engineer the brain.

Human-Machine Interaction

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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.

Multisensory Processing

MP_slider2_0.jpgResearch 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.

Music Cognition and Action

MCA_slider_0.jpgResearch Program Leader: Associate Professor Peter Keller

Using behavioural and neuroscience approaches, we investigate the temporal dynamics in individual and group performance, perception, and creation of music and dance.

Speech and Language

SL_Slider_new.jpgResearch 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.

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