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Dr Gavin Buckingham

Dr Gavin Buckingham

Senior Lecturer

 4812

 Richards Building RB16

 

Richard's Building, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

 Office hours:

By appointment: https://calendly.com/gav-buckingham 

Overview

Gavin Buckingham’s research examines how cognitive factors influence perception, sensorimotor control, and the learning of new motor skills. He measures upper-limb kinematics with high-resolution motion tracking cameras, fingertip forces with portable strain gauge sensors, and sensory perception with various psychophysical techniques. His work has implications for the treatment and understanding of movement disorders which affect the upper limbs, as well as understanding how humans can effectivly use tools for robotic-assisted surgery tools, upper-limb prosthetic devices.

Qualifications

PhD Psychology

BSc (Hons) Psychology 

Career

Gavin Buckingham is a senior lecturer in sensorimotor control at Exeter. He was awarded his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Aberdeen (UK) in 2008, examining attention in the context of hand preferences. Following the completion of his Ph.D., he moved to Canada to take up a position as a postdoctoral fellow in the Brain and Mind Institute at Western University in Canada working with Prof. Mel Goodale. His work in Canada mostly focused on how we perceive weight and interact with objects in the world around us, for which he was awarded an NSERC Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship. In January 2013, he was appointed to his first faculty position as a lecturer in the Psychology Department at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, where he stayed for 3 years. In February 2016, he joined Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Exeter where, he leads the Object Interaction Lab (https://sites.google.com/site/obintlab).

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Research

Research interests

In most circumstances, individuals are able to make relatively accurate predictions about how heavy an object will be, even if they have never lifted it before. These expectations can not only affect how an object is lifted, but also how heavy it feels to the lifter. In the context of weight illusions, my research examines how lifters' expectations of heaviness can reliably and persistently affect our perception of how heavy an object feels, and how they are distinct from the processes which allow our sensorimotor system to ‘learn’ the weight of an object. These simple object lifting studies have led to a range of applied projects examining sensorimotor learning in a variety of real-world situations, from sport and exercise to virtual reality to minimally-invasive surgery.

Research projects

Dr Buckingham’s current projects can be found on his lab website: https://sites.google.com/site/obintlab.

Grants/Funding:

Experimental Psychology Society (EPS) small grant (2014; £2500; PI)
Project title: Object lifting and weight illusions in immersive virtual reality

Carnegie Trust Collaborative Research Grant (2014; £39,752; CO-I)
Project title: Memory and motor performance: Studying human grasping movements

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) Grant to support international collaboration (2012; €1000; CO-I)
Project title: Investigating the perception of weight and application of fingertip forces during lifts of objects of different materials in patients with Apraxia.

Physicians Services Incorporated (PSI) Health Research Grant (2012; $48,000; CO-I)

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Buckingham G, Michelakakis EE, Cole J (2016). Perceiving and acting upon weight illusions in the absence of somatosensory information. J Neurophysiol, 115(4), 1946-1953. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Buckingham G, Wong JD, Tang M, Gribble PL, Goodale MA (2015). Observing object lifting errors modulates cortico-spinal excitability and improves object lifting performance. Cortex, 50, 115-124. Abstract.  Full text.
Buckingham G, Milne JL, Byrne CM, Goodale MA (2015). The Size-Weight Illusion Induced Through Human Echolocation. Psychological Science, 26(2), 237-242. Abstract.  Full text.
Buckingham G (2014). Getting a grip on heaviness perception: a review of weight illusions and their probable causes. Experimental Brain Research, 232(6), 1623-1629. Abstract.  Full text.
Buckingham G, Goodale MA (2013). Size Matters: a Single Representation Underlies Our Perceptions of Heaviness in the Size-Weight Illusion. PLoS ONE, 8(1). Abstract.  Full text.
Buckingham G, Cant JS, Goodale MA (2009). Living in a material world: How visual cues to material properties affect the way that we lift objects and perceive their weight. Journal of Neurophysiology, 102(6), 3111-3118. Abstract.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Harris D, Buckingham G, Wilson M, Vine SJ (In Press). Virtually the same? How impaired sensory information in virtual reality may disrupt visually-guided action.  Abstract.
Saccone EJ, Goldsmith RM, Buckingham G, Chouinard PA (2019). Container size exerts a stronger influence than liquid volume on the perceived weight of objects. Cognition, 192 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Buckingham G (2019). Examining the size-weight illusion with visuo-haptic conflict in immersive virtual reality. Q J Exp Psychol (Hove), 72(9), 2168-2175. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Vittersø AD, Halicka M, Buckingham G, Proulx MJ, Bultitude JH (2019). Experimentally induced pain does not influence updating of peripersonal space and body representations following tool-use. PLoS One, 14(5). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Arthur T, Vine S, Brosnan M, Buckingham G (2019). Exploring how material cues drive sensorimotor prediction across different levels of autistic-like traits. Exp Brain Res, 237(9), 2255-2267. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Buckingham G, Donald H (2019). Move on up: Fingertip forces and felt heaviness are modulated by the goal of the lift. Atten Percept Psychophys, 81(7), 2384-2390. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Harris DJ, Wilson MR, Buckingham G, Vine SJ (2019). No effect of transcranial direct current stimulation of frontal, motor or visual cortex on performance of a self-paced visuomotor skill. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 43, 368-373. Abstract.  Full text.
Chouinard PA, Matheson KG, Royals KA, Landry O, Buckingham G, Saccone EJ, Hocking DR (2019). The development of the size-weight illusion in children coincides with the development of nonverbal cognition rather than motor skills. J Exp Child Psychol, 184, 48-64. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Paulun VC, Buckingham G, Goodale MA, Fleming RW (2019). The material-weight illusion disappears or inverts in objects made of two materials. J Neurophysiol, 121(3), 996-1010. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Schneider TR, Buckingham G, Hermsdörfer J (2019). Torque-planning errors affect the perception of object properties and sensorimotor memories during object manipulation in uncertain grasp situations. J Neurophysiol, 121(4), 1289-1299. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Buckingham G, Parr J, Wood G, Day S, Chadwell A, Head J, Galpin A, Kenney L, Kyberd P, Gowen E, et al (2019). Upper- and lower-limb amputees show reduced levels of eeriness for images of prosthetic hands. Psychon Bull Rev, 26(4), 1295-1302. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Harris DJ, Buckingham G, Wilson MR, Vine SJ (2019). Virtually the same? How impaired sensory information in virtual reality may disrupt vision for action. Exp Brain Res, 237(11), 2761-2766. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR, McGrath JS, LeBel M-E, Buckingham G (2018). A randomised trial of observational learning from 2D and 3D models in robotically assisted surgery. Surg Endosc, 32(11), 4527-4532. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR, McGrath JS, LeBel ME, Buckingham G (2018). Action observation for sensorimotor learning in surgery. British Journal of Surgery, 105(13), 1713-1720. Abstract.  Full text.
Dimitriou P, Buckingham G (2018). Bimanual Lifting: Do Fingertip Forces Work Independently or Interactively?. Journal of Motor Behavior, 50(1), 26-36. Abstract.  Full text.
Buckingham G, Reid D, Potter LM (2018). How prior expectations influence older adults' perception and action during object interaction. Multisensory Research, 31(3-4), 301-316. Abstract.  Full text.
LeBel M-E, Haverstock J, Cristancho S, van Eimeren L, Buckingham G (2018). Observational Learning During Simulation-Based Training in Arthroscopy: is it Useful to Novices?. J Surg Educ, 75(1), 222-230. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Buckingham G, Holler D, Michelakakis EE, Snow JC (2018). Preserved Object Weight Processing after Bilateral Lateral Occipital Complex Lesions. J Cogn Neurosci, 30(11), 1683-1690. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Buckingham G, Parr J, Wood G, Vine S, Dimitriou P, Day S (2018). The impact of using an upper-limb prosthesis on the perception of real and illusory weight differences. Psychon Bull Rev, 25(4), 1507-1516. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Cashaback JGA, McGregor HR, Pun HCH, Buckingham G, Gribble PL (2017). Does the sensorimotor system minimize prediction error or select the most likely prediction during object lifting?. J Neurophysiol, 117(1), 260-274. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Luebbers PE, Buckingham G, Butler MS (2017). The National Football League-225 Bench Press Test and the Size-Weight Illusion. Percept Mot Skills, 124(3), 634-648. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR, McGrath JS, LeBel M-E, Buckingham G (2017). The effect of observing novice and expert performance on acquisition of surgical skills on a robotic platform. PLoS One, 12(11). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Yi Y, Merfeld DM (2016). A quantitative confidence signal detection model: 1. Fitting psychometric functions. Journal of Neurophysiology, 115(4), 1932-1945. Abstract.
Monaco S, Buckingham G, Sperandio I, Doug Crawford J (2016). Editorial: Perceiving and acting in the real world: from neural activity to behavior. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10(APR2016), 1-4. Full text.
Buckingham G, Goodale MA, White JA, Westwood DA (2016). Equal-magnitude size-weight illusions experienced within and between object categories. J Vis, 16(3). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Buckingham G, Michelakakis EE, Cole J (2016). Perceiving and acting upon weight illusions in the absence of somatosensory information. J Neurophysiol, 115(4), 1946-1953. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Whitwell RL, Buckingham G, Enns JT, Chouinard PA, Goodale MA (2016). Rapid decrement in the effects of the Ponzo display dissociates action and perception. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 23(4), 1157-1163. Abstract.
Buckingham G, Michelakakis EE, Rajendran G (2016). The Influence of Prior Knowledge on Perception and Action: Relationships to Autistic Traits. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46(5), 1716-1724. Full text.
Buckingham G, MacDonald A (2016). The weight of expectation: Implicit, rather than explicit, prior expectations drive the size–weight illusion. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69(9), 1831-1841. Abstract.
Hesse C, Miller L, Buckingham G (2016). Visual information about object size and object position are retained differently in the visual brain: Evidence from grasping studies. Neuropsychologia, 91, 531-543. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Carey DP, Otto-de Haart EG, Buckingham G, Dijkerman HC, Hargreaves EL, Goodale MA (2015). Are there right hemisphere contributions to visually-guided movement? Manipulating left hand reaction time advantages in dextrals. Front Psychol, 6 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Buckingham G, Wong JD, Tang M, Gribble PL, Goodale MA (2015). Observing object lifting errors modulates cortico-spinal excitability and improves object lifting performance. Cortex, 50, 115-124. Abstract.  Full text.
Buckingham G, Milne JL, Byrne CM, Goodale MA (2015). The Size-Weight Illusion Induced Through Human Echolocation. Psychological Science, 26(2), 237-242. Abstract.  Full text.
Buckingham G, Bieńkiewicz M, Rohrbach N, Hermsdörfer J (2015). The impact of unilateral brain damage on weight perception, sensorimotor anticipation, and fingertip force adaptation. Vision Research, 115, 231-237. Abstract.  Full text.
Buckingham G, Carey DP (2014). Attentional asymmetries - Cause or consequence of human right handedness?. Frontiers in Psychology, 5(OCT). Abstract.
Buckingham G, Carey DP (2014). Attentional asymmetries - cause or consequence of human right handedness?. Front Psychol, 5 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Buckingham G (2014). Getting a grip on heaviness perception: a review of weight illusions and their probable causes. Experimental Brain Research, 232(6), 1623-1629. Abstract.  Full text.
Colino FL, Buckingham G, Cheng DT, van Donkelaar P, Binsted G (2014). Tactile gating in a reaching and grasping task. Physiol Rep, 2(3). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Buckingham G, Byrne CM, Paciocco J, van Eimeren L, Goodale MA (2014). Weightlifting exercise and the size-weight illusion. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 76(2), 452-459. Abstract.  Full text.
Whitwell RL, Buckingham G (2013). Reframing the action and perception dissociation in DF: Haptics matters, but how?. Journal of Neurophysiology, 109(3), 621-624. Abstract.
Buckingham G, Goodale MA (2013). Size Matters: a Single Representation Underlies Our Perceptions of Heaviness in the Size-Weight Illusion. PLoS ONE, 8(1). Abstract.  Full text.
Buckingham G, Goodale MA (2013). When the predictive brain gets it really wrong. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36(3), 208-209. Abstract.
Buckingham G, Ranger NS, Goodale MA (2012). Handedness, laterality and the size-weight illusion. Cortex, 48(10), 1342-1350. Abstract.  Author URL.
Buckingham G, Main JC, Carey DP (2011). Asymmetries in motor attention during a cued bimanual reaching task: left and right handers compared. Cortex, 47(4), 432-440. Abstract.  Author URL.
Buckingham G, Ranger NS, Goodale MA (2011). The material-weight illusion induced by expectations alone. Atten Percept Psychophys, 73(1), 36-41. Abstract.  Author URL.
Buckingham G, Ranger NS, Goodale MA (2011). The role of vision in detecting and correcting fingertip force errors during object lifting. Journal of Vision, 11(1), 1-14. Abstract.
Buckingham G, Ranger NS, Goodale MA (2011). The role of vision in detecting and correcting fingertip force errors during object lifting. Journal of vision, 11(1). Abstract.
Buckingham G, Binsted G, Carey DP (2010). Bimanual reaching across the hemispace: which hand is yoked to which?. Brain Cogn, 74(3), 341-346. Abstract.  Author URL.
Buckingham G, Carey DP, Colino FL, deGrosbois J, Binsted G (2010). Gating of vibrotactile detection during visually guided bimanual reaches. Exp Brain Res, 201(3), 411-419. Abstract.  Author URL.
Buckingham G, Goodale MA (2010). Lifting without seeing: the role of vision in perceiving and acting upon the size weight illusion. PLoS One, 5(3). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Buckingham G, Goodale MA (2010). The influence of competing perceptual and motor priors in the context of the size-weight illusion. Exp Brain Res, 205(2), 283-288. Abstract.  Author URL.
Buckingham G, Cant JS, Goodale MA (2009). Living in a material world: How visual cues to material properties affect the way that we lift objects and perceive their weight. Journal of Neurophysiology, 102(6), 3111-3118. Abstract.
Buckingham G, Carey DP (2009). Rightward biases during bimanual reaching. Exp Brain Res, 194(2), 197-206. Abstract.  Author URL.
Buckingham G, Carey DP (2008). Investigating bimanual coordination in dominant and non-dominant virtual hands. Laterality, 13(6), 514-526. Abstract.  Author URL.
Buckingham G, DeBruine LM, Little AC, Welling LLM, Conway CA, Tiddeman BP, Jones BC (2006). Visual adaptation to masculine and feminine faces influences generalized preferences and perceptions of trustworthiness. Evolution and Human Behavior, 27(5), 381-389. Abstract.

Conferences

Buckingham G, Allen K, Vine SJ, Harris DJ, Wood G, Tsaneva-Atanasova K, Wilson MR (2019). Investigating How Prior Knowledge Influences Perception and Action in Developmental Coordination Disorder.  Author URL.
Paulun VC, Buckingham G, Gegenfurtner KR, Fleming RW, Goodale MA (2015). Inversion of the Material-Weight Illusion in objects made of two materials.  Author URL.
Buckingham G, Cole J (2015). Perceiving and acting upon weight illusions in the absence of somatosensory information.  Author URL.
Hesse C, Miller L, Buckingham G (2015). Visual memory in reaching and grasping.  Author URL.
Buckingham G, Haverstock J, van Eimeren L, Cristancho S, Faber K, Lebel M-E, Goodale MA (2013). Observing errors vs. expertise during surgical training.  Author URL.
Buckingham G, Haverstock J, Lebel M-E, Christancho S, Faber K, Goodale MA (2012). The Observation of Errors During Surgical Training.  Author URL.
Buckingham G, Carey DP (2008). Attentional biases toward the dominant hand during bimanual reaching.  Author URL.
Binsted G, Buckingham G, Heath M, Carey D (2008). Sensori-motor gating of tactile input during reaching.  Author URL.
Buckingham G, Carey D (2007). Asymmetries in attention toward the dominant hand: Input or output?.  Author URL.
Buckingham G, Carey DP, Sahraie A (2006). Reflections on bimanual phase shifting under different visual conditions.  Author URL.

Publications by year


In Press

Harris D, Buckingham G, Wilson M, Vine SJ (In Press). Virtually the same? How impaired sensory information in virtual reality may disrupt visually-guided action.  Abstract.

2019

Saccone EJ, Goldsmith RM, Buckingham G, Chouinard PA (2019). Container size exerts a stronger influence than liquid volume on the perceived weight of objects. Cognition, 192 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Buckingham G (2019). Examining the size-weight illusion with visuo-haptic conflict in immersive virtual reality. Q J Exp Psychol (Hove), 72(9), 2168-2175. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Vittersø AD, Halicka M, Buckingham G, Proulx MJ, Bultitude JH (2019). Experimentally induced pain does not influence updating of peripersonal space and body representations following tool-use. PLoS One, 14(5). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Arthur T, Vine S, Brosnan M, Buckingham G (2019). Exploring how material cues drive sensorimotor prediction across different levels of autistic-like traits. Exp Brain Res, 237(9), 2255-2267. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Buckingham G, Allen K, Vine SJ, Harris DJ, Wood G, Tsaneva-Atanasova K, Wilson MR (2019). Investigating How Prior Knowledge Influences Perception and Action in Developmental Coordination Disorder.  Author URL.
Buckingham G, Donald H (2019). Move on up: Fingertip forces and felt heaviness are modulated by the goal of the lift. Atten Percept Psychophys, 81(7), 2384-2390. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Harris DJ, Wilson MR, Buckingham G, Vine SJ (2019). No effect of transcranial direct current stimulation of frontal, motor or visual cortex on performance of a self-paced visuomotor skill. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 43, 368-373. Abstract.  Full text.
Chouinard PA, Matheson KG, Royals KA, Landry O, Buckingham G, Saccone EJ, Hocking DR (2019). The development of the size-weight illusion in children coincides with the development of nonverbal cognition rather than motor skills. J Exp Child Psychol, 184, 48-64. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Paulun VC, Buckingham G, Goodale MA, Fleming RW (2019). The material-weight illusion disappears or inverts in objects made of two materials. J Neurophysiol, 121(3), 996-1010. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Schneider TR, Buckingham G, Hermsdörfer J (2019). Torque-planning errors affect the perception of object properties and sensorimotor memories during object manipulation in uncertain grasp situations. J Neurophysiol, 121(4), 1289-1299. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Buckingham G, Parr J, Wood G, Day S, Chadwell A, Head J, Galpin A, Kenney L, Kyberd P, Gowen E, et al (2019). Upper- and lower-limb amputees show reduced levels of eeriness for images of prosthetic hands. Psychon Bull Rev, 26(4), 1295-1302. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Harris DJ, Buckingham G, Wilson MR, Vine SJ (2019). Virtually the same? How impaired sensory information in virtual reality may disrupt vision for action. Exp Brain Res, 237(11), 2761-2766. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2018

Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR, McGrath JS, LeBel M-E, Buckingham G (2018). A randomised trial of observational learning from 2D and 3D models in robotically assisted surgery. Surg Endosc, 32(11), 4527-4532. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR, McGrath JS, LeBel ME, Buckingham G (2018). Action observation for sensorimotor learning in surgery. British Journal of Surgery, 105(13), 1713-1720. Abstract.  Full text.
Dimitriou P, Buckingham G (2018). Bimanual Lifting: Do Fingertip Forces Work Independently or Interactively?. Journal of Motor Behavior, 50(1), 26-36. Abstract.  Full text.
Buckingham G, Reid D, Potter LM (2018). How prior expectations influence older adults' perception and action during object interaction. Multisensory Research, 31(3-4), 301-316. Abstract.  Full text.
LeBel M-E, Haverstock J, Cristancho S, van Eimeren L, Buckingham G (2018). Observational Learning During Simulation-Based Training in Arthroscopy: is it Useful to Novices?. J Surg Educ, 75(1), 222-230. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Buckingham G, Holler D, Michelakakis EE, Snow JC (2018). Preserved Object Weight Processing after Bilateral Lateral Occipital Complex Lesions. J Cogn Neurosci, 30(11), 1683-1690. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Buckingham G, Parr J, Wood G, Vine S, Dimitriou P, Day S (2018). The impact of using an upper-limb prosthesis on the perception of real and illusory weight differences. Psychon Bull Rev, 25(4), 1507-1516. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2017

Cashaback JGA, McGregor HR, Pun HCH, Buckingham G, Gribble PL (2017). Does the sensorimotor system minimize prediction error or select the most likely prediction during object lifting?. J Neurophysiol, 117(1), 260-274. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Luebbers PE, Buckingham G, Butler MS (2017). The National Football League-225 Bench Press Test and the Size-Weight Illusion. Percept Mot Skills, 124(3), 634-648. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR, McGrath JS, LeBel M-E, Buckingham G (2017). The effect of observing novice and expert performance on acquisition of surgical skills on a robotic platform. PLoS One, 12(11). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2016

Yi Y, Merfeld DM (2016). A quantitative confidence signal detection model: 1. Fitting psychometric functions. Journal of Neurophysiology, 115(4), 1932-1945. Abstract.
Monaco S, Buckingham G, Sperandio I, Doug Crawford J (2016). Editorial: Perceiving and acting in the real world: from neural activity to behavior. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10(APR2016), 1-4. Full text.
Buckingham G, Goodale MA, White JA, Westwood DA (2016). Equal-magnitude size-weight illusions experienced within and between object categories. J Vis, 16(3). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Buckingham G, Michelakakis EE, Cole J (2016). Perceiving and acting upon weight illusions in the absence of somatosensory information. J Neurophysiol, 115(4), 1946-1953. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Whitwell RL, Buckingham G, Enns JT, Chouinard PA, Goodale MA (2016). Rapid decrement in the effects of the Ponzo display dissociates action and perception. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 23(4), 1157-1163. Abstract.
Buckingham G, Michelakakis EE, Rajendran G (2016). The Influence of Prior Knowledge on Perception and Action: Relationships to Autistic Traits. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46(5), 1716-1724. Full text.
Buckingham G, MacDonald A (2016). The weight of expectation: Implicit, rather than explicit, prior expectations drive the size–weight illusion. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69(9), 1831-1841. Abstract.
Hesse C, Miller L, Buckingham G (2016). Visual information about object size and object position are retained differently in the visual brain: Evidence from grasping studies. Neuropsychologia, 91, 531-543. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2015

Carey DP, Otto-de Haart EG, Buckingham G, Dijkerman HC, Hargreaves EL, Goodale MA (2015). Are there right hemisphere contributions to visually-guided movement? Manipulating left hand reaction time advantages in dextrals. Front Psychol, 6 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Paulun VC, Buckingham G, Gegenfurtner KR, Fleming RW, Goodale MA (2015). Inversion of the Material-Weight Illusion in objects made of two materials.  Author URL.
Buckingham G, Wong JD, Tang M, Gribble PL, Goodale MA (2015). Observing object lifting errors modulates cortico-spinal excitability and improves object lifting performance. Cortex, 50, 115-124. Abstract.  Full text.
Buckingham G, Cole J (2015). Perceiving and acting upon weight illusions in the absence of somatosensory information.  Author URL.
Buckingham G, Milne JL, Byrne CM, Goodale MA (2015). The Size-Weight Illusion Induced Through Human Echolocation. Psychological Science, 26(2), 237-242. Abstract.  Full text.
Buckingham G, Bieńkiewicz M, Rohrbach N, Hermsdörfer J (2015). The impact of unilateral brain damage on weight perception, sensorimotor anticipation, and fingertip force adaptation. Vision Research, 115, 231-237. Abstract.  Full text.
Hesse C, Miller L, Buckingham G (2015). Visual memory in reaching and grasping.  Author URL.

2014

Buckingham G, Carey DP (2014). Attentional asymmetries - Cause or consequence of human right handedness?. Frontiers in Psychology, 5(OCT). Abstract.
Buckingham G, Carey DP (2014). Attentional asymmetries - cause or consequence of human right handedness?. Front Psychol, 5 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Buckingham G (2014). Getting a grip on heaviness perception: a review of weight illusions and their probable causes. Experimental Brain Research, 232(6), 1623-1629. Abstract.  Full text.
Colino FL, Buckingham G, Cheng DT, van Donkelaar P, Binsted G (2014). Tactile gating in a reaching and grasping task. Physiol Rep, 2(3). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Buckingham G, Byrne CM, Paciocco J, van Eimeren L, Goodale MA (2014). Weightlifting exercise and the size-weight illusion. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 76(2), 452-459. Abstract.  Full text.

2013

Buckingham G, Haverstock J, van Eimeren L, Cristancho S, Faber K, Lebel M-E, Goodale MA (2013). Observing errors vs. expertise during surgical training.  Author URL.
Whitwell RL, Buckingham G (2013). Reframing the action and perception dissociation in DF: Haptics matters, but how?. Journal of Neurophysiology, 109(3), 621-624. Abstract.
Buckingham G, Goodale MA (2013). Size Matters: a Single Representation Underlies Our Perceptions of Heaviness in the Size-Weight Illusion. PLoS ONE, 8(1). Abstract.  Full text.
Buckingham G, Goodale MA (2013). When the predictive brain gets it really wrong. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36(3), 208-209. Abstract.

2012

Buckingham G, Ranger NS, Goodale MA (2012). Handedness, laterality and the size-weight illusion. Cortex, 48(10), 1342-1350. Abstract.  Author URL.
Buckingham G, Haverstock J, Lebel M-E, Christancho S, Faber K, Goodale MA (2012). The Observation of Errors During Surgical Training.  Author URL.

2011

Buckingham G, Main JC, Carey DP (2011). Asymmetries in motor attention during a cued bimanual reaching task: left and right handers compared. Cortex, 47(4), 432-440. Abstract.  Author URL.
Buckingham G, Ranger NS, Goodale MA (2011). The material-weight illusion induced by expectations alone. Atten Percept Psychophys, 73(1), 36-41. Abstract.  Author URL.
Buckingham G, Ranger NS, Goodale MA (2011). The role of vision in detecting and correcting fingertip force errors during object lifting. Journal of Vision, 11(1), 1-14. Abstract.
Buckingham G, Ranger NS, Goodale MA (2011). The role of vision in detecting and correcting fingertip force errors during object lifting. Journal of vision, 11(1). Abstract.

2010

Buckingham G, Binsted G, Carey DP (2010). Bimanual reaching across the hemispace: which hand is yoked to which?. Brain Cogn, 74(3), 341-346. Abstract.  Author URL.
Buckingham G, Carey DP, Colino FL, deGrosbois J, Binsted G (2010). Gating of vibrotactile detection during visually guided bimanual reaches. Exp Brain Res, 201(3), 411-419. Abstract.  Author URL.
Buckingham G, Goodale MA (2010). Lifting without seeing: the role of vision in perceiving and acting upon the size weight illusion. PLoS One, 5(3). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Buckingham G, Goodale MA (2010). The influence of competing perceptual and motor priors in the context of the size-weight illusion. Exp Brain Res, 205(2), 283-288. Abstract.  Author URL.

2009

Buckingham G, Cant JS, Goodale MA (2009). Living in a material world: How visual cues to material properties affect the way that we lift objects and perceive their weight. Journal of Neurophysiology, 102(6), 3111-3118. Abstract.
Buckingham G, Carey DP (2009). Rightward biases during bimanual reaching. Exp Brain Res, 194(2), 197-206. Abstract.  Author URL.

2008

Buckingham G, Carey DP (2008). Attentional biases toward the dominant hand during bimanual reaching.  Author URL.
Buckingham G, Carey DP (2008). Investigating bimanual coordination in dominant and non-dominant virtual hands. Laterality, 13(6), 514-526. Abstract.  Author URL.
Binsted G, Buckingham G, Heath M, Carey D (2008). Sensori-motor gating of tactile input during reaching.  Author URL.

2007

Buckingham G, Carey D (2007). Asymmetries in attention toward the dominant hand: Input or output?.  Author URL.

2006

Buckingham G, Carey DP, Sahraie A (2006). Reflections on bimanual phase shifting under different visual conditions.  Author URL.
Buckingham G, DeBruine LM, Little AC, Welling LLM, Conway CA, Tiddeman BP, Jones BC (2006). Visual adaptation to masculine and feminine faces influences generalized preferences and perceptions of trustworthiness. Evolution and Human Behavior, 27(5), 381-389. Abstract.

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External Engagement and Impact

Awards/Honorary fellowships

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship (2011-2013; $140,000)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)


Committee/panel activities

Member of the Young Academy of Scotland of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (2014-present).

Member of the British Psychological Society (2013-present).

Member of the Experimental Psychological Society (2013-present).


Editorial responsibilities

Editor at PLoS ONE.

Co-editor at Experimental Brain Research.

Review editor at Frontiers in Sports and Exercise Science.

Guest editor for a special topic at Frontiers in Human Neuroscience entitled ‘Perceiving and Acting in the Real World: From Neural Activity to Behavior’.


Invited lectures

Seminar at the Department of Psychology Edinburgh University (2015).

Seminar at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (2015).

Seminar at the Brain and Mind Institute at the University of Western Ontario (2015).

Seminar at the Kinesiology Department at the University of Waterloo (2015).

Seminar at the School of Psychology at the University of Aberdeen (2015).

Seminar for the Brain in Action IRTG at the Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen (2015).

Seminar at the Department of Psychology at Durham University (2014).

Seminar at the Centre for Mind/Brain Sciences at the University of Trento (2014).

Seminar at the Human Cognitive Neuroscience series at Edinburgh University (2014).

Seminar at the Department of Psychology at Lancaster University (2013).

Seminar at the Department of Movement Science at Technical University Munich (2013).

Seminar at the Department of Philosophy at Glasgow University (2013).

Seminar at the Department of Psychology at the University of Abertay Dundee (2013).

Seminar at the School of Life Sciences at Heriot-Watt University (2013).

Seminar at the School of Psychology at the University of Aberdeen (2013).

Seminar at the Department of Psychology at Bangor University (2013).

Seminar at the Institute for Movement Neuroscience at University College London (2012).

Seminar at the Department of Movement Science at Technical University Munich (2011).

Seminar at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen (2011).

Seminar at the General Motors Automotive Technology Workshop (2011).

Seminar at the Department of Kinesiology at University of Western Ontario (2010).

Seminar at the Department of Psychology at University of Aberdeen (2009).

Seminar at the Sensorimotor Research Group at Queen’s University (2009).


Media Coverage

Some coverage of my recent work on human echolocation:

New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/06/science/one-doesnt-have-to-see-to-be-fooled-by-illusion.html?_r=0

Le Monde: http://www.lemonde.fr/sciences/article/2015/01/02/ces-aveugles-qui-voient-avec-leurs-oreilles_4548462_1650684.html

Scientific American: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/frontiers-for-young-minds/this-box-is-heavier-i-can-just-hear-it-illusions-of-sight-and-sound-in-the-blind-and-deaf/


Significant Impact

Dr Buckingham has published over 25 peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Psychological Science, Cortex, and the Journal of Neurophysiology. He has presented is work at 30 national and international conferences, and been invited to speak at universities in the UK, Germany, Italy, and North America.


Workshops/Conferences organised

Organizer and chair of a workshop entitled ‘Weight Illusions’ at the 2015 IEEE World Haptics conference in Chicago.

Organizer and chair of a symposium entitled ‘Recent Advances in the Neuropsychology and Neurophysiology of Sensorimotor Control’ at the 2015 British Association of Cognitive Neuroscience (BACN) conference in Essex.

Organizer and chair of a Nanosymposium entitled ‘Reaching Control: Action and Sensation' at the 2011 Society for Neuroscience (SfN) conference in Washington DC.

Supervision / Group

Postgraduate researchers

  • Pan Dimitriou (based at Heriot-Watt University)

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