Research is carried out on consciousness, attention and space in healthy people and neurological and clinical patients.
Current work is on:
A proportion of healthy people show high susceptibility to migration of perceptual content from unattended locations to an attended location, in touch, audition and vision (Marcel et al, 2004, 2006).
This is equivalent to allochiria, associated with neglect. We propose that much neglect and extinction is underlain by this, whereby contralesional stimuli migrate to and experientially replace or fuse with ipsilesional ones.
Preliminary data suggests that susceptibility to migration:
We are also testing the extent to which symptoms of neglect in neurological patients reflect migration.