Primary: Dr Clare Press (Birkbeck, University of London)
Secondary: Dr Iroise Dumontheil (Birkbeck, University of London)
My main interests involve understanding the association between action and perception. In my current research I explore how individual differences in how we produce actions can alter our perception of the actions of those we interact with. To investigate this mechanism I am studying individuals with Autism Specrtum Disorder, who move with quantifiably different kinematics (more accelerated and jerky movements) relative to individuals who develop typically. I am also studying the developmental trajectory of this mechanism across puberty in typically developing individuals.
I use behavioural studies, which include novel paradigms that allow us to measure subtle differences in how individuals produce actions, and then relate this to perception of similar actions produced by others. Specifically asking people to make judgments about higher-level concepts, such as emotional expressions and intentions from low-level movement information.
My PhD is funded through a teaching assistantship at Birkbeck College.
If you are interested in my research or have any questions please contact me: email@example.com
Birkbeck, University of London
MSc Applied Peadiatric Neuropsychology
Institute of Child Health, University Collage London
BSc Applied Psychology
Research Assistant Posts:
Behavioural Medicine Department
International Center for the Disabled, New York
Behavioural Brain Science Unit
Institute of Child Health, University College London
Under the supervision of Dr Jessica Hobson
Edey, R., Yon, D., Cook, J., Dumontheil, I., & Press, C. (under review). Our own action kinematics predict the perceived affective states of others.
Yon, D., Edey, R., Ivry, R. B. & Press, C. (2017). Time on your hands: Perceived duration of sensory events is biased towards concurrent actions. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 146(2), 182-93.
Edey, R., Cook, J., Brewer, R., Johnson, M. H., Bird, G., & Press, C. (2016). Interaction takes two: Typical adults exhibit mind-blindness towards those with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of abnormal psychology, 125(7), 879.
Kawadler, J. M., Kirkham, F. J., Clayden, J. D., Hollocks, M. J., Seymour, E. L., Edey, R., ... & Cox, T. C. (2015). White matter damage relates to oxygen saturation in children with sickle cell anemia without silent cerebral infarcts. Stroke, 46(7), 1793-1799.
London Brain Project, ongoing (Social Media Officer, http://www.londonbrainproject.com/)
Not for profit organisation which aims to engage the public with brain sciences and mental health through the arts.
Brain Waves Festival, Polka Theatre, 2016 (Scientific collaborator to Shake, Rattle and Roll theatre production, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k11iJIdjBlI)
An interactive science festival connecting children and their families with science through theatre
Meta Project, Cardboard Citizens, 2016 (presenter, https://cardboardcitizens.org.uk/events/meta)
Science communication theatre project exploring forum theatre as a means of interacting and teaching adolescents about neuroscience and psychology
Curious? Futures Festival 2016 (event co-ordinator, https://www.kingscross.co.uk/curious-festival-2016)
Science communication projects presenting “The Future of the Brain”, exploring neuroscience and genetics through art
Action and Interaction Lab: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/psychology/actionlab/
LinkedIn: Rosy Edey (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosy-edey-29145154/)