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Research interests

Research interests

My research is focused on how humans gather information about their visual environment. Vision provides information so that we can interact with the world but that information is often not immediately available. As a result we have to sample the world to find the goal relevant information. This sampling involves a range of motor systems including eye, arm, head, and whole body movements and is a decision making process. One major focus of our work has been to understand how and why we move our eyes to sample the world, another is the mechanisms that support human foraging.

Current larger grants

GLANCE: GLAnceable Nuances for Contextual Events (2016-2020). EPSRC Awarded to Mayol-Cuevas, Gilchrist, Damen and Ludwig; £807,000

Vision for the Future (2015-2020) EPSRC Platform Grant, Awarded to Bull, Burn, Canagararjah, Cuthill, Gilchrist, Ludwig and Roberts, £1,363,000

Glucocorticoid dynamics in health and disease (2018-2023) MRC Awarded to Lightman, Harmer, Robinson, Conway-Campbell, Gilchrist and Rivers, £1,847,579

Recent larger grants

Making decisions in an unstable world (2011-2016).EPSRC, Awarded to Gilchrist, Baddeley, Bogacz, Farrell, Leslie, Ludwig & McNamara; £1,646,000

Sensor Platform for HEalthcare in a Residential Environment [SPHERE] (2013-2017). EPSRC, Awarded to Craddock, Tavare, Flach, Coyle, Campbell, Mirmehid, Munafo, Gilchrist and other; £11,683,000


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Craddock, I. J., Coyle, D. T., Flach, P. A., Kaleshi, D., Mirmehdi, M., Piechocki, R. J., Stark, B. H., Ascione, R., Ashburn, A. M., Burnett, M. E., Damen, D., Gooberman-Hill, R. J. S., Harwin, W. S., Hilton, G., Holderbaum, W., Holley, A. P., Manchester, V. A., Meller, B. J., Stack, E. & Gilchrist, I. D.


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Research Output

Reward and punisher experience alter rodent decision-making in a judgement bias task

Neville, V., KIng, J., Gilchrist, I. D., Dayan, P., Paul, E. S. & Mendl, M., 16 Jul 2020, In : Scientific Reports. 10, 14 p., 11839 (2020).

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Open Access
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    The parallel programming of landing position in saccadic eye movement sequences

    McSorley, E., Gilchrist, I. D. & McCloy, R., 30 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Vision. 20, 1, 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 23 Downloads (Pure)

    Bone-conduction audio interface to guide people with visual impairments

    Lock, J. C., Gilchrist, I. D., Cielniak, G. & Bellotto, N., 1 Jan 2019, Smart City and Informatization - 7th International Conference, iSCI 2019, Proceedings. Wang, G., El Saddik, A., Lai, X., Martinez Perez, G. & Choo, K-K. R. (eds.). Springer, p. 542-553 12 p. (Communications in Computer and Information Science; vol. 1122 CCIS).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

  • Activities

    • 1 Fellowship awarded competitively

    Research Development Fellowship: The neural basis of response time variability

    Iain D Gilchrist (Recipient)

    1 Oct 20101 Apr 2014

    Activity: Other activity typesFellowship awarded competitively