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SINAPSE experts from around Scotland have developed ten online modules designed to explain medical imaging. They are freely available and are intended for non-specialists.

Edinburgh Imaging Academy at the University of Edinburgh offers the following online programmes through a virtual learning environment:

Neuroimaging for Research MSc/Dip/Cert

Imaging MSc/Dip/Cert

PET-MR Principles & Applications Cert

Applied Medical Image Analysis Cert

Online Short Courses

Dr Karin Pilz

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Position: Lecturer


My main research focus is on the processing of visual information. Research topics include face and object recognition, visual attention, and especially, visual motion processing. I am particularly interested in investigating the mechanisms underlying the integration of form and motion information both on the level of low-level motion detectors, as well as on higher cognitive levels such as in dynamic face recognition and point-light walker discrimination.

In addition to studying visual perception in young adults, I also aims at understanding the mechanisms underlying visual processing in healthy ageing.

My research combines psychophysical techniques, as well as functional neuroimaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG).

Institute: Aberdeen University

Department: School of Psychology

Key Publications

Schultz J, Brockhaus M, Bulthoff HH & Pilz KS (2012). 'What the brain likes about facial motion'. Cerebral Cortex.

Pilz KS, Roggeveen AB, Creighton S, Bennett PJ, and Sekuler AB (2012). How prevalent is object-based attention? PloS One.

Pilz KS, Vuong QC, Bulthoff HH, and Thornton IM (2011). Walk this way: Approaching bodies can influence the processing of faces. Cognition, 118 (1), 20-34.

Roudaia E, Sekuler AB, Bennett PJ and Pilz KS (2010). Spatiotemporal properties of apparent-motion perception in aging. Journal of Vision, 10 (14), 5.

Pilz KS, Sekuler AB and Bennett PJ (2010). Aging and the perception of biological motion. Vision Research, 50, 211-219.

Schultz, J and Pilz KS (2009). Natural facial motion enhances cortical responses to faces. Experimental Brain Research, 194, 465-475.