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Research interests

"What does it mean, to see?" My primary interest in psychology, neuroscience, and computer science is cognition. My research has advanced from first examining cognition and attentional control within the visual system to now examine how multisensory processing contributes to perception and cognition. Working with blind individuals in particular helps to reveal the role of visual experience for cognition and how the "visual" parts of the brain process other information in the absence of visual input. Much of this work has used a 'sensory-substitution' device (called The vOICe) that provides visual information by translating visual input into sound. I therefore study multiple sensory modalities and utilize multiple methods to best understand the psychological and neural underpinnings of cognition in human and non-human animals. Other current projects include virtual reality (VR), the rubber hand illusion, visual decision-making in zebrafish and bees, perceptual learning, spatial cognition, numerical representation, semantic memory, cognitive evolution, synaesthesia, neurostimulation, crossmodal collaboration, and sensory substitution.

Education/Academic qualification

Psychological and Brain Sciences, Doctor of Philosophy, John Hopkins University

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Projects 2012 2017

Crescent Jicol-Vacation Scholarships

Proulx, M.


Project: UK charity

Indonesia Second City Partnership Travel Grant

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Project: Central government, health and local authorities

IAA - How Well Can You See with your Ears (Android App)

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Project: Research council

Design Patterns for Inclusive Collaboration (DePIC)

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Project: Research council

Research Output 2006 2018

Audio-haptic cue integration across the lifespan

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

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Young Adult
Discrimination (Psychology)

Can Empathy Promote Cooperation When Status and Money Matter?

Osman, M., LV, J. Y. & Proulx, M. J. 27 Jun 2018 In : Basic and Applied Social Psychology. p. 1-18 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Synaptic Transmission
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Perception and Interactive Technology

Scheller, M., Petrini, K. & Proulx, M. Apr 2018 The Stevens’ Handbook of Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, Volume 2 (4th ed.). John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Perceptual Experience

Synesthetic hallucinations induced by psychedelic drugs in a congenitally blind man

Dell'Erba, S., Brown, D. J. & Proulx, M. J. 1 Apr 2018 In : Consciousness and Cognition. 60, p. 127-132 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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