Developmental visual neuroscience, studying the autism spectrum, face perception and psychophysics.
I studied psychology at the University of Exeter, graduating in 1993. I then completed my PhD on the topic of depth perception as part of a BBSRC and BAe Case award at University College London in 1997. Subsequently I worked on functional neuroimaging projects as a postdoc at the MRC’s Visual Development Unit at UCL, studying visual perception in developmental disorders before moving to Brunel in 2002 as a lecturer in psychology.
PhD Psychology (University College London 1997)
BA Psychology (University of Exeter 1993)
I coordinate the Psychology Open Days, Applicant Days, Outreach Programme and website
Newest selected publications
Girges, C., Wright, M., Spencer, J. and O'Brien, J. (2014) 'Event-related alpha suppression in response to facial motion'.Federation of European Neuroscience Societies: The Social Brain Conference. Copenhagen. 19 - 8 OctoberOpen Access Link
O'Brien, J., Spencer, J., Girges, C., Johnston, A. and Hill, H. (2014) 'Impaired perception of facial motion in autism spectrum disorder.'. PLoS One, 9 (7). pp. e102173. ISSN: 1932-6203 Open Access Link
Girges, C., Wright, MJ., Spencer, JV. and O'Brien, JMD. (2014) 'Event-related alpha suppression in response to facial motion.'. PLoS One, 9 (2). pp. e89382. ISSN: 1932-6203 Open Access Link
O'Brien., Spencer, J., Girges, C., Johnston, A. and Hill, H. (2014) 'Impaired Perception of Facial Motion in Autism Spectrum Disorder'.British Psychological Society: Developmental Section, Annual Conference. Amsterdam. [unpublished]