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Dr Cleopatra Pike

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Research Fellow

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Research overview

Cleo is currently working as a Research Fellow investigating multisensory perception (vison, hearing and touch) and decision making as part of the project “Building a Boolean Framework of Multisensory Decision Making” funded by the Biotechnology and Biosciences Research Council. This work involves: creating a theoretical framework of multisensory perception and decision making using Boolean algebra; conducting experiments with human subjects to measure responses to sensory signals; and developing exploratory and empirical mathematical models of these sensory processes. The aim of this project is to reveal the core mental processes involved in responding to sensory signals and ultimately the core cognitive functions of reasoning. Cleo is supervised by Dr Thomas Otto and will be working alongside 2 PhD students: Bobby Innes and Serena Lui.  Biography Cleo completed a degree in law at the University of Surrey in 2008. In 2009 she was awarded an MSc in Psychological Research Methods with distinction from the University of Surrey and following this she worked at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry (QMUL) as a research statistician and statistics lecturer, until 2015. In 2011 Cleo began a PhD at the University of Surrey funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and Marion Redfearn Trust. This psychoacoustic research focused on determining the extent to which humans compensate for spectral distortion caused by transmission channels and the neural and cognitive mechanisms behind this. As well as psychoacoustics and cognitive psychology, Cleo is interested in comparative and evolutionary psychology and psychiatry. Cleo is a member of the British Psychological Society and the Audio Engineering Society. She is also part of the Institute of Acoustics ‘Speech and Hearing’ Committee.