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CHBH Seminar Series: Dr Rebecca Hirst

Location
Zoom
Dates
Thursday 4 March 2021 (13:00-14:00)
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CHBH Seminars are free to attend and are open to all, both within and outside the University. Please register your interest to attend using the link above. 

We are pleased to announce that the CHBH will welcome Dr Rebecca Hirst, Postdoctoral Researcher at Trinity College Dublin & Science Officer at Open Science Tools Ltd, to present a CHBH Seminar on her research, taking place on Thursday 4th March 13:00-14:00 UK time.

To arrange a 1:1 meeting with Dr Hirst, please contact us.

Big multisensory data in The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)

Most of what we know about multisensory perception is based on lab-based research with limited sample sizes. In 2014 The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) incorporated a measure of multisensory function into its healthcare assessment, the Sound-Induced Flash Illusion (SIFI), 4014 adults aged over 50 years completed this measure. So far, this data set has been informative in understanding several aspects of individual differences underlying multisensory perception in ageing. In this talk, I will present some of what we have learnt so far from TILDA. In particular, I will discuss recent analyses exploring the role of urban or rural environments in shaping perception across the life course.

Biography

Rebecca Hirst completed her PhD at the University of Nottingham under the supervision of Dr Harriet Allen and Dr Lucy Cragg. Her PhD focused on audio-visual attention across the lifespan. During this time she was a visiting scholar at Macquarie University, Sydney, where she worked on validating portable EEG for research purposes. Following her PhD, Rebecca joined the Multisensory Cognition lab at Trinity College Dublin, where she studies multisensory perception in ageing using big-data gathered from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA). Currently, Rebecca retains this postdoctoral role and also works for Open Science Tools ltd (AKA PsychoPy).   

CHBH Seminars are free to attend and are open to all, both within and outside the University. Please register your interest to attend using the link above.

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