Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, UK. His research uses a wide variety of methods to explore the different ways in which people can perceive the world – including synaesthesia, sensory loss (e.g. blindness), and sensory intolerances (such as occur in misophonia and autism). He is the author of several textbooks including the Student’s Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience and the Student’s Guide to Social Neuroscience. He is the current president of the British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience (BACN).