Department of Psychology

Dr Janet Bultitude

Lecturer in cognitive and experimental psychology with research interests in attention, pain, sensory-motor interaction and neurorehabilitation

Lecturer BPsych, BSc, PhD

10West 2.18
Email: j.bultitude@bath.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 5514

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Dr Bultitude's research investigates how interactions between the sensory and motor systems affect perception and cognition. Our perception of our environment and the objects within it are shaped by the anticipated consequences of our actions before we even begin to move. Altered sensory-motor interactions are observed in many neurological conditions, including hemispatial neglect, Parkinson’s disease and chronic pain.

The objectives of Dr Bultitude’s research are to understand the ways in which disrupting the relationship between the predicted versus the actual sensory outcomes of movement changes our attention to different locations, and our perception of our body; and how this knowledge can be exploited for rehabilitation.

Dr Bultitude is affiliated with the Cognition, Affective, Science and Technology Labs and the Bath Centre for Pain Research. Her research uses psychophysical and neuropsychological measures to examine the effects of sensorimotor illusions and adaptation techniques on cognition in healthy participants and patients with neurological conditions and chronic pain.

Research interests

  • Cognitive and perceptual changes in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • The relationships between pain, body representation and sensory perception
  • The effects of sensorimotor adaptation on spatial attention
  • Neurorehabilitation

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