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Research interests

I am a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Experimental and Cognitive Psychology at the University of Bath and an Honorary Senior Researcher at University College London. My main interest is in understanding how we combine multisensory cues (e.g., vision, audition and touch) throughout the lifespan (e.g., during infancy and childhood) and how this process is affected by experience, expertise, sensory deprivation, and developmental disorders. My interest in multisensory research expands to social cognition and emotion, and I use a combination of methods and techniques (e.g., psychophysics, neuroimaging, neurophysiology, virtual reality) to study the underlying brain mechanisms. 

Research interests

  • Multisensory integration 
  • Expertise and long-term practice effects 
  • Cognitive and perceptual development 
  • Emotion and social cognition/perception
  • Auditory perception 
  • Visual perception and cognition
  • Spatial cognition
  • Developmental disorders and sensory restoration
  • Biological motion
  • Music
  • Virtual reality

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Research Output

Active touch facilitates object size perception in children but not adults: A multisensory event related potential study

Scheller, M., Garcia, S., Bathelt, J., De Haan, M. & Petrini, K., 15 Nov 2019, In : Brain Research. 1723, p. 1-9 9 p., 146381.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Audio-haptic cue integration across the lifespan

Scheller, M., Proulx, M. & Petrini, K., 16 Jun 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  • Effect of long-term music training on emotion perception from drumming improvisation

    Di Mauro, M., Toffalini, E., Grassi, M. & Petrini, K., 9 Nov 2018, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 9, p. 1-16 16 p., 2168.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access

    Long-term music training modulates the recalibration of audiovisual simultaneity

    Jicol, C., Proulx, M., Pollick, F. & Petrini, K., 1 Jul 2018, In : Experimental Brain Research. 236, 7, p. 1869–1880 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
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    Overlapping but divergent neural correlates underpinning audiovisual synchrony and temporal order judgments

    Love, S., Petrini, K., Pernet, C., Latinus, M. & Pollick, F., 3 Jul 2018, In : Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 12, p. 1-11 11 p., 274.

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    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
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