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Dr Richard Vickery

Faculty: 
Faculty of Medicine
School: 
School of Medical Sciences
Bio: 

Research Interests:
My broad aim is to understand the neural mechanisms that give rise to sensory perception. In collaboration with colleagues at UWS and at NeuRA, I work on tactile perception and cortical coding in the somatosensory system, and on tactile prostheses to restore touch to amputees. Electrophysiological techniques are employed to study neural coding. Psychophysical and behavioural studies are carried out to look at integration.

Broad Research Areas:
Neuroscience, Physiology

Qualifications:
BSc Hons (Syd), PhD (UNSW)

Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Australian Neuroscience Society, Society for Neuroscience (USA), Grant reviewer for NHMRC, ARC, NIH

Specific Research Keywords: tactile, vision, cortical processing, neural coding, synaptic integration
Cortical Function, Electrophysiology, Neurophysiology, Neuroscience, Sensory Mechanisms, Bionics, Prostheses

Phone: 
+61 2 9385 1676
Fax: 
+61 2 9385 1059
Email: 
richard.vickery@unsw.edu.au
Field Of Research (FOR): 
Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance
Sensory Systems
Neurosciences
Animal Physiology - Systems
University role: 
Associate Professor
ILP Research Interests (Will supervise ILP students): 
Vision
Neurophysiology
Sensation