School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences Psychology


Dr Rob McIntosh

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Head of Psychology
0131 650 6831
G8 (7GS)
Research Interests
I am interested in the neural control of visual perception and visually-guided action in humans.

I studied Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Manchester, before completing a PhD on Unilateral Neglect, at Glasgow Caledonian University. I was then lucky enough to join Prof. David Milner's research group at the University of St. Andrews, working in particular with individuals with neuropsychological symptoms such as Visual Agnosia, Optic Ataxia, Unilateral Neglect and Extinction. From 2000-2005 I held the Addison Wheeler Fellowship at the University of Durham, during which time I spent 18 months at the University of Queensland. I joined Psychology at the University of Edinburgh in 2005, and established the Visuomotor Laboratory.



At the moment, I teach the Perception component of the Psychology 1 course, and more Perception at year 3. I also teach academic writing skills on the MSc course Psychological Research Skills.

My STUDENT CONSULTATION HOURS are 9.30-10.30 on Mondays and 9.30-10.30 on Fridays, and I will try to be available in my office at these times. If you need to see me outside of these hours, try knocking on my door anyway, or sending me an email to arrange a time.


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