Combining perspectives across academic disciplines, we conduct research on what memories feel like to the person doing the remembering, and the brain mechanisms that underpin those subjective qualities.
We collaborate across disciplines to conduct research on spiritual experience, bringing together perspectives from anthropology, art history, religious studies, theology, philosophy, social studies, psychology and neuroscience.
Do you see what I see? The Perception Census is a new online citizen-science study of individual differences in perceptual experience, led by the Universities of Sussex and Glasgow. The Perception Census involves a series of fun, interactive tasks playing with colour, illusion, sound and more. More than 25,000 people from over 100 countries have already taken part. Join them to help advance the science and learn more about your own powers of perception.
Hearing the Voice is an interdisciplinary study of the experience of hearing voices in the absence of any speaker, funded by the Wellcome Trust from 2012–2022. Its work continues in various funded research projects, particularly on the therapeutic management of distressing voices.