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Name Dr Gillian Porter
Job title Research Fellow
Department School of Experimental Psychology University of Bristol
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Qualifications BA(N'cle), PhD(Bristol)
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Keywords pupil dilation
processing load
visual input
eye movement patterns
psychophysical methods
visual information processing
attention
ageing
Areas of expertise My PhD research investigated the use of pupil dilation as a measure of processing load, particularly with visual input while avoiding confounds associated with the pupilís visual reflexes. I am also interested in studying eye movement patterns and psychophysical methods. I use these techniques to investigate various aspects of how visual information is processed and how attentional resources are allocated. My current work focuses on how such processes are compromised in healthy ageing and with the onset of dementia.