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Roger Newport

Associate Professor, Faculty of Science

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Expertise Summary

The main focus of my research is to investigate how the brain puts together information from the different senses in order to make sense of the body and to interact effectively with the environment. This research includes manipulating sensory input to create illusions that change perception of the body, measuring how the brain adapts to sensory changes and studying how the mental representation of the body is implicated in various conditions, including chronic pain, developmental disorders and brain damage.

The techniques I use include mediated reality environments to distort body representations and manipulate sensory input, motion tracking to measure human movement, skin conductance and pain thresholds to measure the physiological and psychological response to changing body representations and questionnaires to measure subjective experience of body illusions.

Research Summary

The main focus of my research is to investigate how the brain puts together information from the different senses in order to make sense of the body and to interact effectively with the environment.… read more

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Current Research

The main focus of my research is to investigate how the brain puts together information from the different senses in order to make sense of the body and to interact effectively with the environment. This research includes manipulating sensory input to create illusions that change perception of the body, measuring how the brain adapts to sensory changes and studying how the mental representation of the body is implicated in various conditions, including chronic pain, developmental disorders and brain damage.

The techniques I use include mediated reality environments to distort body representations and manipulate sensory input, motion tracking to measure human movement, skin conductance and pain thresholds to measure the physiological and psychological response to changing body representations and questionnaires to measure subjective experience of body illusions.

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