Synaesthesia research

Research environment

The Synaesthesia Research Group is part of the School of Psychology at the University of Sussex and is also affiliated with the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science at the University of Sussex.

Our research group is supported by the following resources:


Dedicated testing space for our research groups

  • MULTISENSE lab (Simner)
  • Perception, Action and Cognition lab (Ward)

Human Psychophysiology Laboratory (HPL) in School of Psychology

  • a Neuroscan system for EEG/ERP
  • a MagStim TMS rig including a MiniBird navigation system
  • three Eyelink II eye-trackers

Clinical Imaging Sciences Centre (CISC), Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS)

  • Siemens AVANTO 1.5T scanner, and (from 2017) 3T
  • MRI-compatible EEG, NIRS, and eye-tracking devices

Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science

  • a combined EEG/TMS system (ANT Neuro): a 64-channel EEG system with a dedicated MagStim TMS brain stimulation and VISOR navigation, allowing precise TMS targeting of brain regions based on individual structural MRIs