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Associate Professor in the Department of PsychologyL61 
Member of the Centre for Vision and Visual Cognition  
Fellow of the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing  


Grant Reviewer

ESRC; MRC; NWO; NSF; National Science Center Poland

Journal Reviewer

Experimental Brain Research •Journal of Motor Behavior • Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance • Consciousness and Cognition • Neuron •Journal of Neuroscience Methods • Human Brain Mapping • Cognition • Journal of the Royal Society ‘Interface’ • Proceedings of the Royal Society (Series B) • Visual Cognition • Frontiers in Integrative Physiology • PLoS One • Current Biology •Journal of Neurophysiology • Behavioral Brain Research • Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science • European Journal of Neuroscience • Current Directions in Psychological Science • Acta Psychologica • Frontiers in Cognitive Science • IEE TBME

Research interests

  • human echolocation, visual perception, auditory perception, blindness, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)

Research groups

Awarded Grants

  • 2021: Fellowship (Miwa Sumiya)(£0.00 from )
  • 2019: Benefits of learning click based echolocation for people who are blind with focus on spatial perception, mobility and independence in a volunteer sample(£6175.93 from )
  • 2017: Echolocation: Training and Resosurces(£28790.00 from ESRC Centre for Social and Economic Research on Innovation in Genomics (INNOGEN))
  • 2016: Human echolocation: Basic mechanisms and neuroplasticity(£409941.00 from Bbsrc)
  • 2016: Using Echolocation to Study the Development of Cue Combination.(£445916.00 from ESRC)
  • 2014: Seeing with Sound: Developing an Echolocation Device based on sensing principles derived from Human Users(£35800.00 from British Council)
  • 2012: Mathematical Modelling of Echolocation in People(£4000.00 from Epsrc)
  • 2012: Teaching and Evaluating the Use of Palatal Clicks for Human Echolocation(£6000.00 from Epsrc)

Esteem Indicators

  • 2016: Grant : ESRC (PI: M Nardini; Co-I: LT) (2016-2019) ‘Using Echolocation To Study The Development Of Cue Combination’ (£450k)
  • 2014: Grant: British Council GII (2014-2016) ‘Seeing with Sound:Developing an Echolocation Device based on sensing principles derived from Human Users’ (total: £147,064; sub-award LT: £35,800)
  • 2014: Grant: BBSRC (2015-2018) ‘Human echolocation: Basic mechanisms and neuroplasticity’ (£409,942)
  • 2010: Grant: Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship (2008-2010), Project: Investigation of Neural Correlates of Visual-Spatial Representations (50,000 CA $)

Media Contacts

Available for media contact about:

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  • Perception / attractiveness:
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