Researcher

Associate Professor Richard Vickery

My Expertise

Neuroscience, Physiology and Neurophysiology - the neural mechanisms that give rise to sensory perception, tactile perception and cortical coding in the somatosensory system, and on tactile prostheses to restore touch to amputees.

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Biography

Research Interests:
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...view more

Research Interests:
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:
Neuroscience, Physiology

Qualifications:
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


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

ILP, Honours, Engineering Thesis, Masters, PhD

Sensory neuroscience, tactile system

 

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Location

Wallace Wurth Building (C27), level 3, room 303

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Contact

+61 2 9385 1676
+61 2 9385 1059