Our research concerns the fundamental mechanisms underlying a range of cognitive and perceptual processes. Research on cognition includes learning, memory, attention, decision making and spatial and social cognition. We also research fundamental mechanisms of vision and auditory perception and how these interact with cognitive and motor processes such as attention, working memory, action control, social cognition & eye movements.
We also work on applications to our research, including cutting edge research developing compensatory treatments for people with congenital or neurological visual impairments.
As well as our laboratories within the Department, we use the Durham Centre for Imaging (DCI) at the James Cook University Hospital and the Life Sciences Support Unit (LSSU) for our research. We are also actively involved in a number of research centres, including the Centre for Vision and Visual Cognition, the Learning and Memory Processes Centre, and the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing.