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Dr Lori Minini

Psychology Technician

About Research

Biography

Lori obtained a BSc in Psychology with Cognitive Science (1st class honours) and a PhD in Psychology from University College London. She completed her postdoctoral training in functional neuroimaging at the University of Oxford, where she investigated the properties of the visuomotor and visuocognitive systems, with an emphasis on binocular integration in visual cortex.

Before coming to St Mary’s Lori taught Research Methods and Statistics as a lecturer at the Department of Experimental Psychology, Oxford University. She also has experience in supervising doctoral students. In 2019 Lori became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in recognition of her professional commitment to teaching in higher education.


Research

Lori’s research focuses on visual perception and visuomotor control. She uses psychophysical, optoelectronic and functional neuroimaging techniques, including retinotopic mapping, to investigate visual processes in humans; in particular, the parcellation of function in the dorsal (visuomotor) and ventral (visuocognitive) visual systems.

Modules:

  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Lectures for “PSY6014 Perception”, “PSY6025 Psychology of Attention” & “PSY5001 Psychology Today”
  • Workshops on E-Prime and Jisc Online Surveys

Publications

Galeazzi J.M., Navajas J., Mender B.M., Quiroga R.Q., Minini L. & Stringer S.M. (2016). The visual development of hand-centered receptive fields in a neural network model of the primate visual system trained with experimentally recorded human gaze changes. Network: Computation in Neural Systems, 27(1), 29-51.

Galeazzi J.M., Minini L., Stringer S.M. (2015). The Development of Hand-Centered Visual Representations in the Primate Brain: A Computer Modeling Study Using Natural Visual Scenes. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 9(147).

Ip I.B., Minini L., Dow J., Parker A.J., Bridge H. (2014). Responses to interocular disparity correlation in the human cerebral cortex. Ophthalmic Physiologial Optics, 34, 186 – 198.

Bridge H., Thomas O.M., Minini L., Cavina-Pratesi C., Milner A.D., Parker A.J. (2013). Structural and functional changes across the visual cortex of a patient with visual form agnosia. Journal of Neuroscience, 33, 12779 – 12791.

Galeazzi J.M., Mender B.M., Paredes M., Tromans J.M., Evans B.D., Minini L., Stringer S.M. (2013). A self-organizing model of the visual development of hand-centred representations. Plos One, 8.

Ip B., Dow J., Minini L., Parker A.J., Bridge H. (2012). Human cortical responses to variations of the interocular correlation of binocular signals3rd International Conference On Imaging, 1 – 7.

Minini, L., Parker, A.J. & Bridge, H. (2010). Neural modulation by binocular disparity greatest in human dorsal visual stream. Journal of Neurophysiology, 104, 169-178.

Minini, L. & Jeffery, K.J. (2006). Do rats use shape to solve “shape discriminations”? Learning & Memory, 13, 287-297.