I am a perception scientist and I am curious about how materials change the way we interact with objects. How do we use our sensory systems to make sense of the 3D world around us? How do we see 3D shape from 2D pictures? How does material and motion affect the way we see objects? How do we perceive materials by touching? Do we explore differently to feel the softness of velvet or hand cream? I have been using a combination of behavioural and brain imaging techniques in combination with specialised computer graphics to explore these questions that focus on the way we see and touch stuff. You can see some of the keywords I frequently use in the word cloud here.