Selective attention and the processing of observed actions (2008–2010)

Abstract:
Our ability to understand the hand and face gestures of others is a crucial part of social interaction. Deficits in teh ability to perceive others' actions are assocaited with clicnial disorders such as autism and apraxia. We will examine how specific regions of the brain operate to process and recognise actions that we observe. This is a crucial first-step toward understanding and redifining clinical disorders such as apraxia that involve deficits in the perception of actions and gestures.
Grant type:
NHMRC Project Grant
Researchers:
  • Professor
    School of Psychology
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
    Affiliate Professor
    Queensland Brain Institute
  • Found Chair Cogn Neuroscience
    Queensland Brain Institute
    Professor
    School of Psychology
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Funded by:
National Health and Medical Research Council