David Souto
Lab leader

David is a Lecturer within the Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour at the University of Leicester. He is a member of the Vision and Language group and an associate member of the Centre for Systems Neuroscience, led by Prof. Rodrigo Quian Quiroga. He is partial to writing about himself in the third person.

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Olivia Marsh, BScOlivia Marsh
Research Technician

After obtaining a BSc in Psychology from the University of Leicester, Olivia completed an MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of East Anglia, where she used eye-tracking to research reading in groups of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, paying attention to how factors like visual attention and perception influence eye movement behaviour in complex cognitive tasks. She will be working on a project funded by the British Academy investigating sensorimotor mechanisms of gaze-controlled technology, and how the interaction between a user and such systems can be improved.


Jennifer Sudkamp, MScJennifer Sudkamp

PhD student

Jennifer completed her MSc in Psychology at the University of Vienna, where she applied an eye-tracking methodology to investigate consumers’ attention allocation to social cues in online advertisements. She continued her studies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) exploring the role of the visual road environment in the perception of driving speed. During the course of her PhD project at the University of Leicester, Jennifer will be working in collaboration with the Biomechanics and Immersive Technology Laboratory (BiomechIT Lab), led by Mateusz Bocian, to study eye-movement and walking behaviour during road-crossing by using immersive VR.

Former members

Kyle Nacilla, MSc

Kyle investigated smooth pursuit eye movements towards biological motion during his master degree. 

Jayesha Chudasama, MSc

Jayesha was on a work placement in the lab investigating how smooth pursuit eye movements affect motion coherence. She is now a PhD student at the University of Manchester, investigating the relationship between motor systems and language processing using a range of neuroimaging techniques.