Jon Walbrin 




PhD Student

School of Psychology
Adeilad Brigantia
Penrallt Road
Gwynedd LL57 2AS
United Kingdom


First Supervisor: Dr Kami Koldewyn
Second Supervisor: Professor Paul Downing

Funded by: School

PhD Title: Visual Social Interaction Perception


My research focuses on the visual perception of social interactions, particularly in the posterior superior temporal cortex. My first study used multivariate fMRI methods to investigate visual interaction selectivity in the pSTS and pSTG; these regions not only detect the presence of an interaction, but also demonstrate sensitivity to different types of interaction (e.g. cooperation and competition). The rest of my PhD will focus on specific interaction cues (e.g. action contingency between actors) and how these contribute to interaction perception, using MRI and visual psychophysical methods.