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..
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
The no-touch rubber hand paradigm and mirror-touch sensation: Support for the self-other theory of mirror-touch synesthesia.
White RC. and Davies AM., (2015), Cogn Neurosci, 6, 146 - 147
Spatial limits on the nonvisual self-touch illusion and the visual rubber hand illusion: subjective experience of the illusion and proprioceptive drift.
Aimola Davies AM. et al, (2013), Conscious Cogn, 22, 613 - 636
When you fail to see what you were told to look for: inattentional blindness and task instructions.
Aimola Davies AM. et al, (2013), Conscious Cogn, 22, 221 - 230