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Professor Iain Gilchrist

Professor Iain Gilchrist

Professor Iain Gilchrist
B.Sc.(Dunelm.), Ph.D.(Birm.)

Professor of Neuropsychology
Head of School

Area of research

Visual exploration

Office 3D23
The Priory Road Complex,
Priory Road, Clifton BS8 1TU
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Fax. +44 (0) 117 928 8588
Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 9004

Research summary

Research interests

My research is focused on how humans gather information about their visual environment. Vision provides information so that we can interact with the world but that information is often not immediately available. As a result we have to sample the world to find the goal relevant information. This sampling involves a range of motor systems including eye, arm, head, and whole body movements and is a decision making process. One major focus of our work has been to understand how and why we move our eyes to sample the world, another is the mechanisms that support human foraging ...

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I took my first degree in Psychology (BSc) at the University of Durham (1989-1992) and then studied for a PhD at the University of Birmingham (1992-1995). I then worked as a Research Associate at the University of Durham (1995-1998). I joined the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol as Lecturer in Neuropsychology in 1998, became Reader in 2002 and Professor in 2007.  I am also Co-Director of Bristol's Clincial Reseaarch and Imaging Centre (CRICBristol). I have been Head of School (2005-2008); Director of Bristol Neuroscience (2009-2011) and a BBSRC Research Fellow (2010-2014). 

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