Professor Derek Arnold


School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 336 56203


Dr. Derek Arnold

Dr. Arnold studied at Macquarie University before taking up research positions at the University of Sydney and University College London. He took up a position at the University of Queensland in April, 2006.

Research Interests

  • Sensory Processing
    I am interested in the relationship between sensory processing and perceptual experience. Before we can perceive any event, multiple analyses must occur in the brain. These analyses are often independent of one another, take place in different brain regions and can be completed at different rates. It is not clear how these analyses combine to create subjectively unified experiences - a mystery often described as the binding problem. Nor is it clear how we determine when one event occurs relative to another. These questions are the focus of my research.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Macquarie University


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Book Chapter

  • Arnold, Derek H. (2010). Relative timing and perceptual asynchrony. Space and time in perception and action. (pp. 254-277) edited by Romi Nijhawan and Beena Khurana. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press. doi: 10.1017/CBO9780511750540.016

  • Arnold, Derek H. and Whitney, David (2005). Adaptation and perceptual binding in sight and sound. Fitting the Mind to the World: Adaptation and After-Effects in High-Level Vision. (pp. 339-371) edited by Colin W. G. Clifford and Gillian Rhodes. Oxford, England, U. K.: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529699.003.0013

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PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

Completed Supervision