Center for Interdisziplinary Research

Glyn Humphreys

Department of Experimental Psychology, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom

Associate Member of the ZiF research group "Competition and Priority Control in Mind and Brain: New Perspectives from Task-Driven Vision"


Glyn Humphreys is a cognitive neuropsychologist with research interests covering: the diagnosis and management of cognitive problems after brain injury, visual attention, perception, language and the control of action, social cognition. He has published over 500 papers in international journals and 16 books. He has been awarded the Spearman Medal, the Prize for Cognitive Psychology (twice), and the President?s Award of the British Psychological Society, the Donald Broadbent Prize from the European Society for Cognitive Psychology, a Humboldt Fellowship, the Leibniz Professorship and Special Professorship of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Sciences, the Royal Society of Medicine, the Academy of Social Sciences and the British Academy. He has edited the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Visual Cognition (founding Editor) and the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. He is currently Watts professor of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford.

Current Main Research Interests

The control of attention in perception and action, particularly in relation to cues to action in the environment and to social associations. His research uses multiple techniques including: neuropsychogical and experimental studies, structural and functional brain imaging (fMRI, EEG), trans-cranial magnetic and direct current brain stimulation and computational modelling.

Five selected publications with particular relevance to the ZiF Research Group

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