Department of Psychology

Dr Michael Proulx

An experimental psychologist with expertise in blindness, neural plasticity, cognition, interactive technology, and comparative cognition


Reader in PsychologyBSc, MA, PhD

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How Blind People See the World

Michael Proulx has been researching new technology that will help blind and visually impaired people participate more fully in the visual world.


Michael J Proulx is a Reader in the Department of Psychology at the University of Bath, and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. He leads the Crossmodal Cognition Laboratory, and is a member of the Engaging with Interactive Technology group and also affiliated with the Cognition, Affective Science and Technology Labs (CASTL) and the CREATE group. Michael is the lead psychological investigator on an EPSRC-funded project, Design Patterns for Inclusive Collaboration (DePIC).

Michael investigates fundamental issues in cognition (attention, perception, learning and memory) through the study of multiple sensory modalities. He takes a converging methods approach to best understand the psychological and neural underpinnings of cognition in humans, the impact of visual impairment, and, with interdisciplinary collaborative comparative studies, in zebrafish, bees, and non-human primates.

He also collaborates extensively with electronic engineers and computer scientists to develop applications of his basic research.


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