We look at the way our minds, brains and bodies change over the course of our life; we are particularly interested in discovering which physiological, cognitive and lifestyle factors support a healthy development and successful ageing. We also study the social and psychological factors that contribute in being well over the course of our life, including perceptual sensitivity, perceptions of ageing, elder stereotypes. As our mind and bodies are closely connected, we study our cognitive and functional development and how to support it in ageing, for example what are the cognitive and brain changes linked to falls and fear of falling in older people. We utilise a variety of methods including experimental, surveys, interviews, focus groups, and we look at the brain and body through electroencephalography, and heart rate monitoring, as examples
We live in a multisensory world. Every day, we are constantly combining information from our different sensory organs to form a coherent experience
We live in a multisensory world. Every day, we are constantly combining information from our different sensory organs to form a coherent experience. Historically, the sensory systems were studied independently with the assumption that they do not communicate with one another. However, we now know that there are very early sensory interactions in the brain. Our lab group explores how the brain and human behaviour combines information from the different senses. We find that multisensory integration is an important indicator from cognitive and physical decline.
Dr Jason Chan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cork Enterprise Centre, North Mall, Cork.,