When should we stop trusting the senses? Perceptual decision making under ambiguity

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project aims to discover the cognitive mechanisms that determine how people respond to perceptual ambiguity and how they differ in how much they rely on their preconceptions as ambiguity increases. We hypothesise that people differ profoundly in what they consider high levels of ambiguity and that differences along the autism spectrum in healthy individuals provide a model of this aspect of normal function. To test this, differences in integration of sensory input in ambiguous, illusory contexts are investigated in participant groups scored on the autism spectrum. The outcome will give a new and deeper understanding of how people sometimes experience the same events in the world differently.
Effective start/end date3/01/1331/12/16


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD150,000.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)