Advisory Board

Professor Vincent Walsh

Vincent Walsh, Ph.D. is Professor of Human Brain Research, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Department of Psychology, University College London. He is on the Editorial Board of Brain Stimulation: Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research in Neuromodulation.
Vin’s Visual Cognition Group is concerned with detection, discrimination, and short-term memory of visual stimuli. A key part of his approach to the work is to study interactions between different regions of visual cortex, and interactions between visual and non-visual areas by using transcranial magnetic stimulation, psychophysics, eye movements, and electrophysiological recording methods.
Human vision is a dominant force in our behavior and the study of vision therefore takes research questions into many different areas of perception outside of his more obviously visual work on visual search, the functions of the parietal cortex, the frontal eye fields, and how the brain changes with learning. These include the perception of time, visuomotor learning, music, and mathematics — apparently different functions which often draw upon the same brain resources. His group is engaged in extending the use of TMS in combination with other methodologies, in particular electrophysiological recording and work with neuropsychological patients.
Vin coedited Perceptual Constancy: Why Things Look as They Do and Limits of Vision (Vision and Visual Dysfunction, Vol. 5), coauthored Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: A Neurochronometrics of Mind, To see but not to read; the magnocellular theory of dyslexia, Transcranial magnetic stimulation and cognitive neuroscience, A primer of magnetic stimulation as a tool for neuropsychology, Magnetically induced phosphenes in sighted, blind and blindsighted observers, and The Mental Number Line and the Human Angular Gyrus, and authored A theory of magnitude: common cortical metrics of time, space and quantity. Read the full list of his publications!
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