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Research Interests

I am interested in perceptual-motor coordination and skill acquisition, with a specific focus on auditory-motor coordination. My research includes questions of how people time movements to auditory events, such as synchronising with a beat, walking to rhythmic sounds (particularly as an aid for gait in Parkinson's disease), or catching a moving object without vision. I am interested in how ‘movement sonification’ (using motion capture data to trigger sounds in real-time) can be used as feedback to enhance learning of motor skills. This involves research into both fundamental questions of perceptual-motor learning, as well as applications to habilitation for children and adults with Visual Impairments. I also research skill acquisition in music performance, including understanding how sound-movement coupling emerges through musical training, techniques to enhance musical skill acquisition, and understanding skilful adaptability in the context of music improvisation. Across all these topics, I want to understand how perceptual information can guide skilful action, as well as the implications for understanding the embodied mind.

Current PhD students:

Former PhD students:

  • Gerard Breaden-Madden
  • John Dyer
  • Zara Gibson
  • Lilian Simones

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Projects 2015 2015

Acoustic waves
Feedback
Innovation

Research Output 2007 2019

  • 25 Article
  • 2 Paper
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
1 Citation (Scopus)
138 Downloads (Pure)

The Limitations of Being a Copycat: Learning Golf Putting Through Auditory and Visual Guidance

Bienkiewicz, M. M. N., Bringoux, L., Buloup, F., Rodger, M., Craig, C. & Bourdin, C., 01 Feb 2019, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 10, 19 p., 92.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Golf
Learning
Biomechanical Phenomena
Cues
Training Support
5 Citations (Scopus)
184 Downloads (Pure)

Sensory substitution: Using a vibrotactile device to orient and walk to targets

Lobo, L., Travieso, D., Jacobs, D. M., Rodger, M. & Craig, C. M., 01 Mar 2018, In : Journal of Experimental Psychology Applied. 24, 1, p. 108-124

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Equipment and Supplies
Locomotion
Walking

Understanding Human Behaviour In Virtual Reality Environments

Sen, S., Gibson, Z., Butterfield, J., Rodger, M., Murphy, B. T. & Marzano, A., 20 Jun 2018, p. 119-127. 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Virtual reality
Computer aided design
Flight simulators
Eye movements
Display devices
Electroencephalography
Landing
Electrodes
Flight simulators
Takeoff
5 Citations (Scopus)
191 Downloads (Pure)

Advantages of melodic over rhythmic movement sonification in bimanual motor skill learning

Dyer, J., Stapleton, P. & Rodger, M., 26 Jul 2017, In : Experimental Brain Research. p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Motor Skills
Learning
Control Groups
Diamond
Coordination Complexes

Activities 2007 2019

International Conference on Perception and Action 2019

Matthew Rodger (Session chair)
05 Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

14th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research (Event)

Matthew Rodger (Advisor)
2019 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (Journal)

Matthew Rodger (Peer reviewer)
2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

International Conference on Perception and Action 2019

Matthew Rodger (Speaker)
05 Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Northern Ireland Sensory Impairment Conference 2019

Matthew Rodger (Speaker)
28 Aug 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Thesis

Human Movement Sonification for Motor Skill Learning

Author: Dyer, J., Jun 2017

Supervisor: Rodger, M. (Supervisor) & Stapleton, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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