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Collaborators

The work we carry out in our lab would not be possible with the invaluable contribution of our different collaborators.

QUB

Dr Stuart Ferguson - School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Stuart is our engineering guru. He has made our LED displays for the TEMPUS_G project and developed the building block we are using to interface the Wii games technology with our VR based software.

Dr Joe Butterfield - School of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Joe was involved in the work on evaluating the efficacy of dynamic instructions when learning an assembly based task.

Dr Mark Linden - School of Nursing
Mark co-supervises Alan Cummins PhD project on the Movement based therapy games for children with complex trauma funded by the Improving Children's Lives initiative.

UK

Professor David Lee - University of Edinburgh
Dave was Cathy Craig's PhD supervisor and Matthew Rodger's undergraduate thesis supervisor. Dave's work on how perception guides action has inspired so much of  the work carried out in our lab.

Professor Madeleine Grealy - University of Strathclyde
Madeleine has made a huge contribution to much of the earlier work into tau-coupling and how we time our actions. She is still very active in her work on perceptuo-motor control, timing of actions and time estimation. Her research interests also lie in the area of rehabilitation and altered mood states as a result of exercise, particularly in patient's with brain injury.

International

Dr Benoit Bideau - University of Rennes 2, France
Benoit is deputy director of the M2S lab (Mouvement, Sport, Sante) at the Faculty of Sports Science in the University of Rennes 2. Benoit is one of the leaders in terms of using VR to study sports related skills. Benoit's expertise is in biomechanics.

Dr Richard Kulpa - University of Rennes 2, France
Richard is a lecturer in the M2S lab (Mouvement, Sport, Sante) at the Faculty of Sports Science in the University of Rennes 2. Richard was one of the founders of MKM, movement animation software that we have used in several of our experiments. Richard's expertise is in life-like computer animation of human actions.

Dr Joost Dessing - York University, Canada
Joost is a post-doc at the Centre for Vision Research. He was co-author on the most recent curved free kicks Paper (PLoS One). His parsimonious goal-keeping model was able to explain very nicely the observed movement biases in the direction of ball heading observed in our goal-keepers.

Dr Sile O'Modhrain - University of Michigan School of Theatre, Music and Dance
Sile hase been involved with creating our auditory guides as part of the TEMPUS_G project. She was previously at the Sonic Arts Research Centre but is now move to the University of Michigan in the States.

Dr Gert-Jan Pepping - University of Groningen
Gert-Jan played an important role in the development of tau-coupling theory, in particular applying it to intercepting beats.

Professor Reinoud Bootsma - University Aix-Marseille 2
Reinoud is in the Institute for Movement Sciences in Marseille. His work on specification of optical variables used in action guidance is fundamental to the perception/action research carried out in the lab.

Dr Jenny Coull - CNRS, Marseille
Jenny is in the LNC lab in Marseille. She is a senior research fellow who has works on temporal prediction. She was instrumental in the study that looked at how information that optically specifies a collision (i.e. tau dot) modulates neural activity. A very nice relationship between the extent of a collision and neural activation was found. Likewise activation in the SMA suggested a type of neural defence mechanism when on collision course.

Contact Information

Cathy Craig
School of Psychology
Queen's University Belfast
18-30 Malone Road
BELFAST BT7 1NN

Email: cathy.craig@qub.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 2890 97 5482

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