Elizabeth Saccone

Post-doctoral Fellow
Department of Psychology and Counselling
School of Psychology and Public Health
La Trobe University
e.saccone at latrobe.edu.au

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Broadly, I am interested in the visuomotor processes that account for our precision in performing visually guided action. My PhD thesis, completed at Flinders University of South Australia, focused on visuomotor associations with highly manipulable objects, like tools or kitchen utensils. Part of this research investigated how body-space coding and social proximity influence these visuomotor processes, with a view to understanding how they operate in a real-world context. I began a post-doctoral position in the Vision and Action Lab in April 2017, investigating the neural processes and architecture that account for visuomotor associations, and how activity in the visual system evolves over time as these associations become learned.