Research Profile

Jason Chan

Biography

Psychology has always been a hybrid discipline, drawing insights from philosophy, social science, biology, and more recently neuroscience.  Biology and neuroscience have paved the way for the classification of mental disorders and an illness.  My career and research has focused on the intersection between brain and behaviour.

I attained my BA at the California State University, Los Angeles.  I was awarded by D.Phil from the University of Oxford in Experimental Psychology.  Before coming to UCC, I was a post-doctoral researcher in Trinity College Dublin and the Goethe University.  Working in several universities allowed me to learn various research techniques.  In my research and teaching I highlight magnetoencephalography (MEG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and 
Electroencephalography (EEG) to understand the connections between the brain and behaviour.

For a more detail description of projects, please visit my lab website at: www.acmelab.science

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2018)'The number of stimulus-onset asynchronies affects the perception of the sound induced flash illusion in young and older adults'
Chan, Jason S.,Connolly, Shannon,Setti, Annalisa,The sound-induced flash illusion is a multisensory illusion occurring when one flash is,presented with two beeps and perceived as two flashes. Younger individuals are,largely susceptible to the illusion when the stimulus onset asynchrony between the first,and the second beep falls within the temporal window of integration, but the,susceptibility falls dramatically outside of this short temporal range. Older individuals,,and particularly older prone to falling and mild cognitive impairment patients, show an,extended susceptibility to the illusion. This plausibly indicates that they have inefficient,multisensory integration, particularly in the temporal domain. In the present study, we,investigated the reliability of the illusion across younger and older people, guided by,the hypothesis that the experimental context, i.e. exposure to a wider or smaller,number of stimulus onset asynchronies, would modify the intra-personal susceptibility (2018) 'The number of stimulus-onset asynchronies affects the perception of the sound induced flash illusion in young and older adults'. Multisensory Research, 31 :175-190 [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'249Rehabilitating Perceptual Deficits in Fall-prone Older Adults: Improved Multisensory Processing Following 3 Day Perceptual Training'
O’Brien, Jessica,Chan, Jason,Cronin, Finola,O’Connor, Kieran,Setti, Annalisa (2017) '249Rehabilitating Perceptual Deficits in Fall-prone Older Adults: Improved Multisensory Processing Following 3 Day Perceptual Training'. Age and Ageing, 46 (Suppl_3)   [Details]
(2017)'Predictive coding over the lifespan: Increased reliance on perceptual priors in older adults — a magnetoencephalography and dynamic causal modelling study'
Chan, Jason S.,Wibral, Michael,Wollstadt, Patricia,Stawowsky, Cerisa,Brandl, Mareike,Helbling, Saskia,Naumer, Marcus,Kaiser, Jochen (2017) 'Predictive coding over the lifespan: Increased reliance on perceptual priors in older adults — a magnetoencephalography and dynamic causal modelling study'. bioRxiv,   [Details]
(2016)'Dissociating the temporal binding window from the sound-induced flash illusion in people with autism spectrum disorder: A predictive coding perspective'
Chan, Jason S.,Langer, Anne,Kaiser, Jochen,Recently, a growing number of studies have examined the role of multisensory temporal integration in people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Some studies have used temporal order judgments or simultaneity judgments to examine the temporal binding window, while others have employed multisensory illusions, such as the sound-induced flash illusion (SiFi). The SiFi is an illusion created by presenting two beeps along with one flash. Participants perceive two flashes if the stimulus-onset asynchrony (SOA) between the two flashes is brief. The temporal binding window can be measured by modulating the SOA between the beeps. Each of these tasks has been used to compare the temporal binding window in people with ASD and typically developing individuals; however, the results have been mixed. While temporal order and simultaneity judgment tasks have shown little temporal binding window differences between groups, studies using the SiFi have found a wider temporal binding window in ASD compared to controls. In this paper, we discuss these seemingly contradictory findings and suggest that predictive coding (2016) 'Dissociating the temporal binding window from the sound-induced flash illusion in people with autism spectrum disorder: A predictive coding perspective'. Journal of Neural Transmission, 123 (8) [Details]
(2016)'Dissociating the temporal binding window from the sound-induced flash illusion in people with autism spectrum disorder: A predictive coding perspective'
Chan, Jason S.,Langer, Anne,Kaiser, Jochen,Recently, a growing number of studies have examined the role of multisensory temporal integration in people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Some studies have used temporal order judgments or simultaneity judgments to examine the temporal binding window, while others have employed multisensory illusions, such as the sound-induced flash illusion (SiFi). The SiFi is an illusion created by presenting two beeps along with one flash. Participants perceive two flashes if the stimulus-onset asynchrony (SOA) between the two flashes is brief. The temporal binding window can be measured by modulating the SOA between the beeps. Each of these tasks has been used to compare the temporal binding window in people with ASD and typically developing individuals; however, the results have been mixed. While temporal order and simultaneity judgment tasks have shown little temporal binding window differences between groups, studies using the SiFi have found a wider temporal binding window in ASD compared to controls. In this paper, we discuss these seemingly contradictory findings and suggest that predictive coding (2016) 'Dissociating the temporal binding window from the sound-induced flash illusion in people with autism spectrum disorder: A predictive coding perspective'. Journal of Neural Transmission, 123 (8):917-923 [Details]
(2015)'Expanded temporal binding windows in people with mild cognitive impairment'
Chan, Jason S.,Kaiser, Jochen,Brandl, Mareike,Matura, Silke,Prvulovic, David,Hogan, Michael J.,Naumer, Marcus J. (2015) 'Expanded temporal binding windows in people with mild cognitive impairment'. Current Alzheimer Research, 12 [Details]
(2014)'Cross-Cultural Color-Odor Associations'
Levitan, Carmel A.,Ren, Jiana,Woods, Andy T.,Boesveldt, Sanne,Chan, Jason S.,McKenzie, Kirsten J.,Dodson, Michael,Levin, Jai,Leong, Christine X. R.,Van den Bosch, Jasper J. F. (2014) 'Cross-Cultural Color-Odor Associations'. PLoS ONE, 9   [Details]
(2014)'Explaining autism spectrum disorders: central coherence versus predictive coding theories'
Chan, Jason S.,Naumer, Marcus J. (2014) 'Explaining autism spectrum disorders: central coherence versus predictive coding theories'. Journal of Neurophysiology, 112 (11):2669-2671 [Details]
(2014)'Synaesthesia or vivid imagery? A single case study of visuo-olfactory synaesthesia using fMRI'
Chan, Jason S.,Kaiser, Jochen,van den Bosch, Jasper J. F.,Theves, Stephanie,Hardt, Stefanie,Pflanz, Patrick,Lötsch, Jörn,Naumer, Marcus J. (2014) 'Synaesthesia or vivid imagery? A single case study of visuo-olfactory synaesthesia using fMRI'. Multisensory Research, 27 [Details]
(2013)'The effect of non-informative spatial sounds on haptic scene recognition'
Chan, Jason S.,Newell, Fiona N. (2013) 'The effect of non-informative spatial sounds on haptic scene recognition'. International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems (IJAACS), 6 [Details]
(2012)'Evidence for crossmodal interactions across depth on target localisation performance in a spatial array'
Chan JS, Maguinness C, Lisiecka D, Setti A, Newell FN (2012) 'Evidence for crossmodal interactions across depth on target localisation performance in a spatial array'. Perception, 41 (7):757-773 [Details]
(2011)'Familiarity of objects affects susceptibility to the sound-induced flash'
Setti, Annalisa,Chan, Jason S. (2011) 'Familiarity of objects affects susceptibility to the sound-induced flash'. Neuroscience Letters, 492 (1):19-22 [Details]
(2010)'The effects of characteristic and spatially congruent sounds on visual search in natural visual scenes'
Rogers, Daniel K.,Chan, Jason S.,Newell, Fiona N. (2010) 'The effects of characteristic and spatially congruent sounds on visual search in natural visual scenes'. Journal of Vision, 10 [Details]
(2010)'Static images of novel, moveable objects learned through touch activate visual area hMT+'
Chan, Jason S.,Simões-Franklin, Cristina,Garavan, Hugh,Newell, Fiona N. (2010) 'Static images of novel, moveable objects learned through touch activate visual area hMT+'. NeuroImage, 49 [Details]
(2008)'Investigating Visuo-tactile Recognition of Unfamiliar Moving Objects'
Chan, Jason S.,Whitaker, T. Aisling,Newell, Fiona N. (2008) 'Investigating Visuo-tactile Recognition of Unfamiliar Moving Objects'. 5024/2008 [Details]
(2008)'Behavioural evidence for task-dependent, ‘what’ versus ‘where’ processing within and across modalities'
Chan, Jason S.,Newell, Fiona N. (2008) 'Behavioural evidence for task-dependent, ‘what’ versus ‘where’ processing within and across modalities'. Perception & Psychophysics, 70 [Details]
(2007)'The Virtual Haptic Display: A device for exploring 2-D virtual shapes in the tactile modality'
Chan, Jason S.,Maucher, Thorsten,Schemmel, Johannes,Kilroy, Dana,Newell, Fiona N.,Meier, Kalheinz (2007) 'The Virtual Haptic Display: A device for exploring 2-D virtual shapes in the tactile modality'. Behavior Research Methods, 39 [Details]
(2006)'A combined pyschophysical-modelling investigation of the mechanisms of tactile picture perception'
Davison, Andrew,Yger, Pierre,Chan, Jason S.,Newell, Fiona N.,Frégnac, Yves (2006) 'A combined pyschophysical-modelling investigation of the mechanisms of tactile picture perception'. Journal of Computational Neuroscience, [Details]
(2005)'Intramodal perceptual grouping modulates multisensory integration: Evidence from the crossmodal dynamic capture task'
Sanabria, Daniel,Soto-Faraco, Salvador,Chan, Jason,Spence, Charles (2005) 'Intramodal perceptual grouping modulates multisensory integration: Evidence from the crossmodal dynamic capture task'. Neuroscience Letters, 377 [Details]
(2005)'Auditory spatial attention assessed in a flanker interference task'
Chan, Jason,Merrifield, Katherine,Spence, Charles (2005) 'Auditory spatial attention assessed in a flanker interference task'. Acta Acustica, 91 [Details]
(2004)'Behavioural evidence for visual, tactile and visuo-tactile 'what' and 'where; dissociations'
Chan, Jason S.,Newell, Fiona N. (2004) 'Behavioural evidence for visual, tactile and visuo-tactile 'what' and 'where; dissociations'. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 16 (suppl) [Details]
(2004)'When does visual perceptual grouping affect multisensory integration?'
Sanabria, D.,Soto-Faraco, S.,Chan, J. S.,Spence, C. (2004) 'When does visual perceptual grouping affect multisensory integration?'. Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci, 4   [Details]
(2003)'Presenting multiple auditory signals using multiple sound cards in Visual Basic 6.0'
Chan, Jason S.,Spence, Charles (2003) 'Presenting multiple auditory signals using multiple sound cards in Visual Basic 6.0'. Behavior research methods, 35 :125-128 [Details]
(2002)'Change deafness, an auditory analog of 'change blindness''
Chan, Jason,Spence, Charles (2002) 'Change deafness, an auditory analog of 'change blindness''. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 14 (suppl) [Details]
(2002)'Change deafness, an auditory analog of 'change blindness''
Chan, Jason,Spence, Charles,‘Change blindness’ is the name given to the inability to detect changes within a visual scene when interleaved with a visual mask (Simons & Levin, 1996, 1997). An adapted version of the flicker paradigm developed by Rensink, O’Regan, and Clark (1997) was used in the following experiments. Experiment 1 demonstrates that ‘change deafness’ does exist, in the change of identity condition, when multiple voices are saying the same passage concurrently. Experiments 2 and 3 show that change deafness occurs in changes of location, when multiple voices were reciting different passages, concurrently. These experiments demonstrate for the first time that change blindness can be generalized to the auditory modality to cause change deafness. (2002) 'Change deafness, an auditory analog of 'change blindness''. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 14 (suppl) [Details]

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