PhD Candidate
Department of Psychology and Counselling
School of Psychology and Public Health
La Trobe University

I’m interested in exploring how the brain processes both visual and sensory cues to orchestrate motor process. Currently, my goal is to explore how personality traits, mental states, autonomic nervous system regulation, and patterns of eye-activity may be related to specific aspects of the reaching and grasping movement.

To explore these questions, I have integrated three high speed motion tracking Qualisys cameras, with our trusty EyeLink 1000 Plus eye-tracker and VPixx hardware/software to run a series of experiments. This 3-way set-up is providing measurements of hand and eye movements with millisecond precision in a controlled environment.

Future investigations will take this set-up to brain scanners, in order to explore how visuomotor integration of visual cues, and eye and hand movements are represented in the brain. Neural measures of activity during the reaching and grasping experiment will be taken using magnetoencephalography and functional magnetic resonance imaging.