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 self-organisation in biological systems. To date this 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. My current projects are focussed on four overlapping themes, and I am happy to discuss projects with potential collaborators and enthusiastic students interested in either:

See my projects page for details.

Journal articles

Books and chapters

Conference papers

Abstracts and posters



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

For more information see my teaching page.




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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.