BA/BSc (Hons), MPhil, DPhil
Junior Research Fellow
I am interested in the sense of touch and the malleability of body image. My work uses simple experimental paradigms to alter the way that an individual experiences his or her body (for example, by giving the sense that one's left and right hand are in contact when they are actually separated by at least 15 cm). I have used these paradigms to explore body awareness in neurologically-healthy individuals as well as individuals who have had a stroke.
I work with Dr Anne Aimola Davies and Professor Martin Davies. We hope that our work will lead to a better understanding of 'the bodily sense of self' and ultimately, that our findings may inform rehabilitation programmes for patients following stroke..
Asynchrony in the rubber hand paradigm: Unexpected illusions following stroke.
White RC. and Aimola Davies AM., (2017), Cortex
Théodore Flournoy on synesthetic personification.
Plassart A. and White RC., (2017), J Hist Neurosci, 26, 1 - 14
Two Left Hands, Ten Interlaced Fingers: A New Rubber Hand Illusion.
White RC. et al, (2016), Perception, 45, 346 - 349
Stimulus-parity synaesthesia (1893, 2014): Introducing a 'forgotten' subtype
White RC. and Plassart A., (2015), Cortex, 66, 146 - 148
The nonvisual illusion of self-touch: Misaligned hands and anatomical implausibility.
White RC. et al, (2015), Perception, 44, 436 - 445