We study the multisensory processing of objects and actions at the signal, brain and behavioural levels. We seek to understand the processes by which multisensory information is combined, represented and acted upon.
We investigate human interaction and communication, through music, dance and gesture. Coordination, precision, and communication in performing and perceiving music and dance are studied as the means to understanding human creativity, affect and emotion.
Speech and language abilities underpin much of human communication, and enhance, augment, and focus our cognitive, creative and social skills. In this program we conduct research within and between languages, with infants, children and adults focussing on speech perception, speech production, and related skills such as literacy.