Research Themes
Attention & Perceptual Decision Making
Covert attention, information processing, perceptual decision making, Bayesian inference.
Bayesian Brain
Is the brain actively making inferences about the world? How much insight can we get from this perspective?
Decision making
Temporal discounting, intertemporal choice, impulsivity, Bayesian Data Analysis.
Eye Movements
Salience, Bottomup vs. topdown.
Neural Energy Efficiency
Sparse coding, retina, V1, neural networks.
Recent Papers

Hierarchical Bayesian estimation and hypothesis testing for delay discounting tasks

A tutorial on Bayesian models of perception

Bayesian accounts of covert selective attention: a tutorial review

How do we use the past to predict the future in oculomotor search?

Combining prior beliefs and sensory evidence

Parallel processing of uncertain sensory information account for search asymmetry effects

The prominence of behavioural biases in eye guidance

Using mixture modelling to distinguish between low and highlevel factors in natural image viewing

Optimal feature integration in visual search

Systematic tendencies in scene viewing

Investigating a spacevariant weighted salience account of visual selection

Is the early visual system optimised to be energy efficient?

Synaptic energy efficiency in retinal processing
Recent Blog Posts

A grammar of multipanel scientific plots: initial thoughts

Bayesian analysis toolbox for delay discounting, version 1.3

Bayesian analysis toolbox for delay discounting, version 1.2

Probabilistic programming: a tentative first encounter

Slice sampling Matlab demo

useful tree command on mac

Importance sampling Matlab demo

Rejection sampling Matlab demo

Pimp your research code using UML class diagrams

Where to publish Decision Making research

Cognitive modelling 3: the importance of a script

Cognitive modelling 2: project structure

Cognitive modelling 1: programming problems

Plotting posterior predictive distributions

Sate the urge to draw a graph: useful software

Metabolic income inequality in the human body

Public talk at Dundee Skeptics in The Pub

It is Time to Stop Teaching Frequentism to Nonstatisticians

Book review: Bayes’ Rule, by James V Stone

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