Colleges, School and Institutes
Willingness to take PhD students
Jason Braithwaite’s central research interests are in the fields of visual
cognition, cognitive neuropsychology and visual cognitive
neuroscience. More specifically, he is interested in the role of visual
selective attention in visual awareness. Much of his work has revolved
around using visual search techniques to investigate instances of
'sustained inattentional-blindness' to new information as a function of
the information observers are currently ignoring.
Dr Braithwaite is also interested in hallucinations and delusions in both the normal population and patient groups, and in the cognitive neuroscience of strange experiences such as out-of-body experiences, near-death experiences, the ‘sensed presence’, breakdowns in self-monitoring, reality discrimination, anomalous beliefs, visual aura etc. Another interest is 'perspective taking', the processes of how we adopt the visual perspective of others in order to imagine and reason about the world from their point of view. He welcomes enquiries from potential doctoral researchers in any of his research areas.