Dr Stuart P Wilson

Stuart P Wilson

Lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience
Adaptive Behaviour Research Group
Department of Psychology
University of Sheffield
Sheffield, S10 2TP, UK.

Tel: +44 (0) 114 222 6595
Fax: +44 (0) 114 276 6515
Mail: S.P.Wilson/at/sheffield.ac.uk

Research interests

The aim of my research is to understand the interaction bewtween self-organisation and natural selection. My current work is focussed on rodent thermoregulatory huddling behaviour, as a model system for investigating this interaction. Most of my published work to date has involved constructing theoretical, computational, experimental, and robotic models of the development of brain function. I am particularly interested in how the brain learns to represent physical spaces such as that occupied by the body.

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I currently supervise BSc, MSc, & PhD student projects and lecture on the following modules:

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I am a developer for the excellent Topographica neural map simulator project, and highly recommend BRAHMS to all computational neuroscientists. Students might consider joining the body representation reading group to find out more about the research we are doing in the Psychology motion capture & virtual reality lab.