Sensory Processing & Psychosis

A number of psychiatric conditions are associated with altered sensory experiences e.g., psychotic disorders. Using carefully controlled psychophysical and brain imaging methods we investigate the association between specific symptom profiles and changes in sensory and cognitive processing.

Journal Articles


  • Larsen, M., Dzafic, I., Darke, H., Pertile. H., Carter. O., Sundram. S & Garrido, M. (2020) Aberrant connectivity in auditory precision encoding in schizophrenia spectrum disorder and across the continuum of psychotic-like experiences. Schizophrenia Research [Early View - PDF]


  • Thakkar, K., Antinori, A., Carter, O. & Brascamp (2019) Altered short-term neural plasticity related to schizotypal traits: evidence from visual adaptation Schizophrenia Research 207: 48-57 [PDF]
  • Darke, H., Cropper, S. & Carter, O (2019) A Novel Dynamic Morphed Stimuli Set to Assess Sensitivity to Identity and Emotion Attributes in Faces Frontiers in Psychology 10: 757 [PDF] [Stimuli Set Zip File]


  • Carter, O., Bennett, D., Nash, T., Arnold, S., Brown, L., Cai, R. Y., Allan, Z., Dluzniak, A., McAnally. K., Burr, D., & Sundram. S. (2017). Sensory integration deficits support a dimensional view of psychosis and are not limited to schizophrenia. Translational Psychiatry 7: e1118. [PDF]


  • Bennett, D., Dluzniak, A., Cropper, S. & Partos, T. (2016). Selective impairment of global motion integration, but not global form detection, in schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder. Schizophrenia Research: Cognition 3, 11-14 [PDF]


  • Darke, H., Peterman, J. S., Park, S., Sundram, S., & Carter, O. (2013). Are patients with schizophrenia impaired in processing non-emotional features of human faces? Front Psychol 4, 529. [PDF]


  • Cocchi, L., Bosisio, F., Carter, O., Wood, S., Berchtold, A., Conus, P., Orita, A., DebbanĂ©, M. & Schenk, F. (2009) Visuospatial working memory deficits and visual pursuit impairments are not directly related in schizophrenia. Aust N Z J Psychiatry 43:766-74. [PDF]