Department of Psychology and Counselling
School of Psychology and Public Health
La Trobe University
I am a PhD student researching how we perceive and respond to emotionally based stimuli. My research is focused on the ‘low-road’ of visual perception, which states that there is a subcortical pathway from the retina to the amygdala that forgoes the visual cortex. Some claim that this pathway is driven by conceptual information, whereas some claim that it is a pathway driven purely by visual analysis. Throughout my PhD, I would like to better understand the mechanisms responsible for this pathway and the features that drive its function.