His research interests are in processes underlying visual cognition. To study these processes he mainly employs methods of experimental psychology and psychophysics. These behavioural techniques are supplemented by simulations based on computational models or machine learning algorithms. His early research addressed issues of eye movement control and visual stability during saccadic eye movements. Subsequently, he haas investigated questions relating to object recognition, visual categorisation, and object learning by vision and touch.
Martin’s involvement with the New Optimists began when we asked Paul Furlong to help explore what was going on on medic Jim Parle’s brain . . .