Miss Alice Stephenson

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About me

I am a PhD researcher in Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of the West of England and an active member of the Bristol Robotics Laboratory. Broadly, I am interested in understanding cognitive deficits during human-machine interaction. More specifically, my PhD work has focused on attentional deficits during sustained visuomotor tasks. My work primarily utilises EEG to relate neural activity to high-level cognitive functions to gain a deeper understanding of the underlying mechanisms. I apply this knowledge to improve safety and well-being during real-world human-machine interaction environments. I am particularly passionate about utilising real-time measurements as interactions are dynamic and complex. In addition to EEG, I also utilise physiological measures (e.g. skin conductance, heart rate variability) as well as ocular measures (e.g. fixation duration). I am also interested in the methodological and technical challenges for measuring human electrophysiology and behaviour in the real world. My work is multidisciplinary, and I have worked with a range of designers, engineers, and computer scientists. 
In addition, I am an Associate Lecturer, mainly focusing on EEG data collection and analysis methods. I am a member of the Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience team in the Psychological Sciences Research Group, and the Assisted Living team at Bristol Robotics Laboratory.

Area of expertise

neuronal oscillations, event-related potentials, electroencephalography, cognitive neuroscience, electrophysiology, physiological activity, human-machine interaction 


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