Dr Richard Vickery
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:
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