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Maciej Szul

Research student, School of Psychology

Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre, Maindy Road, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ

Research summary

Sensorimotor transformation is a collection of processes which connect input from senses and motor reaction. My PhD project involves dissociating and examining those processes by combining various methodological approaches. Computational modelling allows for describing mechanisms of cognition as mathematic formulas, to better explain existing results and predict future outcomes. Psychophysics give us tools to describe relations between stimulus and response in behaviour. Electrophysiology (EEG, EMG, MEG) and neuroimaging (fMRI) allow for examining the state of nervous system during tasks. By joining those worlds, we are hoping to improve current understanding of how people make decisions. Specifically, how the action is chosen with limited time and information, but also, how continuous movement is controlled by sensory information. Ultimately, this knowledge can give us more precise view on cognitive deficits in neurodegenerative diseases.

Teaching summary

2015/16 – Postgraduate tutor, Level 1 (scientific writing, statistics)

Research interests

Research topics and related papers


School of Psychology, Cardiff University (2015-2018)

Research group

Perception & Action

Research collaborators

Jiaxiang Zhang
Petroc Sumner