From neuroscience to society: A multi-disciplinary study of human perception and cognition
Grant number: FT140100807 | Funding period: 2015 - 2020
This project aims to use a multi-disciplinary approach to investigate the factors influencing human perception and cognition - from the level of basic neuroscience, through to the wider impact felt by individuals and society when these functions are either impaired or enhanced. This will inform the basic research question of how the brain generates a conscious experience, identify the relationship between altered visual cognitive function and clinical symptoms of psychosis, and determine the current prevalence and neuroethical issues associated with the non-medical use of drugs to enhance cognitive or perceptual function within Australia.
Related publications (13)
Stronger Top-Down and Weaker Bottom-Up Frontotemporal Connections During Sensory Learning Are Associated With Severity of Psychotic Phenomena.
Ilvana Dzafic, Kit M Larsen, Hayley Darke, Holly Pertile, Olivia Carter, Suresh Sundram, Marta I Garrido
Recent theories in computational psychiatry propose that unusual perceptual experiences and delusional beliefs may emerge as a con..
Aberrant connectivity in auditory precision encoding in schizophrenia spectrum disorder and across the continuum of psychotic-like experiences
Kit Melissa Larsen, Ilvana Dzafic, Hayley Darke, Holly Pertile, Olivia Carter, Suresh Sundram, Marta Garrido
BACKGROUND: The ability to generate a precise internal model of statistical regularities is impaired in schizophrenia. Predictive ..
Rivalry Onset in and around the Fovea: The Role of Visual Field Location and Eye Dominance on Perceptual Dominance Bias.
Jody Stanley, Jason D Forte, Olivia Carter
When dissimilar images are presented to each eye, the images will alternate every few seconds in a phenomenon known as binocular r..
Occipital GABA levels in older adults and their relationship to visual perceptual suppression
Kabilan Pitchaimuthu, Qi-zhu Wu, Olivia Carter, Bao N Nguyen, Sinyeob Ahn, Gary F Egan, Allison M McKendrick
Several studies have attributed certain visual perceptual alterations in older adults to a likely decrease in GABA (Gamma Aminobut..
Sensory integration deficits support a dimensional view of psychosis and are not limited to schizophrenia
O Carter, D Bennett, T Nash, S Arnold, L Brown, RY Cai, Z Allan, A Dluzniak, K McAnally, D Burr, S Sundram
Visual dysfunction is commonplace in schizophrenia and occurs alongside cognitive, psychotic and affective symptoms of the disorde..
Selective impairment of global motion integration, but not global form detection, in schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder
D Bennett, A DLuzniak, S CROPPER, T Partos, S sundram, O Carter
Recent evidence suggests that schizophrenia is associated with impaired processing of global visual motion, but intact processing ..