School of Psychology
University of Queensland
St Lucia QLD 4072
B.SC. (Psychol) UNSW
MA/ PhD (Clin Neuropsychology) Melbourne
University of Wales, Bangor (U.K.)
My research area is Perception and Action, specifically the way we modify our motor behaviour to the social and physical environment. I also conduct work on Visuo-tactile integration in action comprehension and execution, and on the impact of biological motion observation on the actions of the observer.
Action observation and execution; interference from irrelevant information on goal-directed actions; the impact of biological motion observation on the actions of the observer; adaptation of motor behaviour to the social and physical environment.
Colman, H., Remington, R., & Kritikos, A. (in press). Handedness and graspability modify shifts of visuospatial attention to near-hand objects. PLoSOne.
Dempsey-Jones, H. & Kritikos, A. (in press). Enhanced integration of multisensory body information by proximity to 'habitual action space'.Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.
Note: Coordinator roles prior to 2009 and tutor roles prior to 2006 are not included.
Psychology Honours Projects 2017: Humans are social animals who rely on one-to-one and group interactions for physical and cultural survival. For these interactions to be successful, we need to understand the meaning of each other's actions, as well as understand the physical environment.
One line of research we are following is whether we are able to represent each other's bodies and the actions they make when we are in situations of co-operative action. We look to see whether aspects of the other person's movement alter the way we make our our actions. To do this, we use reaction time paradigms or motion capture and analysis techniques.
Another line of research is how we extend our self-representation to objects in the environment, that is, to object we own. We have shown previously that we interact differently with our own versus another person's property. We have also shown that we recall items allocated to ourselves better thanitems allocated to other people. We are interested in whether there are differences in the way we recall items belonging to us compared with significant others, such as our mother or best friend. We are also interested in whether this pattern alters in participants who rate high on hoarding (indiscriminate collecting and keeping or all types of objects)
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