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Cathy Craig

Cathy Craig

Name

Cathy Craig

 

Occupation

Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology, Queen's University Belfast

Email address

cathy.craig@qub.ac.uk

Website

http://www.psych.qub.ac.uk/staff/staff.aspx?name=craig

Personal Statement

My research activities focus on identifying informational invariants used by the brain to guide the timing of subsequent movement. My research to date has involved innovative methods such as virtual reality and microgravity (CNES parabolic flight programme, Bordeaux) to identify which informational variables are salient for action in the domains of vision and proprioception. Taking this research further, informational inputs have been manipulated with the resulting behaviour being modelled and in collaboration with engineers (Adidas, Germany) this research has been applied to the curved free kick in soccer. More recently my research has tried to account for self-guided action where no direct informational inputs are available from the surrounding environment. These anticipatory timing experiments hint at common timing mechanisms in the domains of vision, proprioception and sound (allowing for integrated action. Current projects using fMRI neuroimaging techniques (in collaboration with Dr J. Coull, Marseille), are attempting to elucidate possible neural mechanisms involved in the timing of action.

Related Publications, by Category

Theory of Action

Perceptual Basis of Action

Intrinsic Basis of Action

Development of Action

Locomotor Actions

Sports Actions

Rehabilitation and Training of Actions