Dr Martin Thirkettle (Honorary Research Associate)
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Martin has joined The Open University as a lecturer.
I joined the ABRG in October of 2009 as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate on the IM-CLeVeR project studying the contribution of visual processing and visual pathways to motor learning and action selection. I received my PhD in 2009 from Bristol University where I studied the visual processing underlying human perception of biological motion from point light displays under Drs. Chris Benton and Nick Scott-Samuel. Prior to this I had graduated with a BA(Hons) in Psychology from Sussex University in 2004 and stayed on there for a short spell as a research assistant with Dr. Romi Nijahawan studying cross-modal presentations of the flash-lag effect.
- Post Doctoral Research Associate on the IM-CLeVeR Project
- The influence of visual perception on motor learning and decision making
- Visual perception of biological motion
- Martin Thirkettle, Thomas Walton, Ashvin Shah, Kevin Gurney, Peter Redgrave, Tom Stafford (2013), The path to learning: Action acquisition is impaired when visual reinforcement signals must first access cortex, Behavioural Brain Research, volume 243, pages 267--272.
- Redgrave, P., Gurney, K., Stafford, T., Thirkettle, M. & Lewis, J (2013), The role of the basal ganglia in discovering novel actions , Intrinsically Motivated Learning in Natural and Artificial Systems, G Baldassarre and M Mirolli, editors. p129-150. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg.
- Tom Stafford, Martin Thirkettle, Tom Walton, Nicolas Vautrelle, Len Hetherington, Michael Port, Kevin Gurney, Pete Redgrave (2012), A Novel Task for the Investigation of Action Acquisition, PLoS One, 7(6), e37749.
- Thirkettle, M., Scott-Samuel, N.E., and Benton, C.P. (2010), Form overshadows ‘opponent motion’ information in processing of biological motion from point light walker stimuli., Vision research , 50:118-126..
- Thirkettle, M., Scott-Samuel, N.E., and Benton, C.P. (2009), Dances with Gabors: Contour integration and form in biological motion, Journal of Vision, 9(8): 613, VSS Abstract Supplement.
- Thirkettle, M., Benton C. P., and Scott-Samuel N.E. (2009), Contributions of form, motion and task to biological motion perception., Journal of Vision, 9:1-11.
- Thirkettle, M, C P Benton, and N E Scott-Samuel (2008), True to form: a reduced role for motion in biological motion, Perception , 37, ECVP Abstract Supplement.
- Rojas-Anaya, M Thirkettle, R Nijhawan (2005), Flash-lag anisotropy for movement in three domain, Perception , 34 ECVP Abstract Supplement.