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The Rethinking the Senses project is promoted at the AHRC Science in Culture Ignite event at the Natural History Museum. Click here for more.

Behavioural and physiological responses to CT fibre stimulation or so-called pleasant touch. A copy of the publication in Psychological Science can be found in the Publications page otherwise,        Click here for more.

Crossmodal research at the Centre for the Senses on the fruitiness of strawberries and flavour enhancement by congruent sounds of picnics and garden parties. Click here for more.

The Rethinking the Senses project's addition to the first festival of the humanities is featured in an AHRC video about the event. Click here for more.

A recent publication on the sound of one's footsteps influencing perception of body weight has been featured in national and international press outlets inculding New Scientist, The Telegraph and Mail Online. A copy of the paper can be found in the Publications page.

As part of an ongoing collaboration with  Tate's Learning Department, live science research conducted in the galleries of the Tate Britain has recently been published in Plos One) showing how audioguides which "match" a viewed portrait result in greater recall of portrait details. Click here for more.

No hugs or handshakes for 5 years? In the time of COVID-19, we have all had to change the way we interact with our family, friends and especially strangers. What effect are our changens in touch behaviour (getting more or less) having on our well-being. Listen to me talking to the BBC (Newshour- at 17:50) about our ongoing  global study.

What makes us reach for our keys or feel an item of clothing that we can clearly see? Our recent article in Nature Scientific Reports, also covered by German media, described the "thomas effect", where in cases of ambiguity touch seems to be trusted more than vision. The paper can be found here.