Sensory Processing & Psychosis

Current technologies claim to alter neural activity with the use of magnetic or electrical A number of psychiatric conditions are associated with altered sensory experiences e.g., psychotic disorders. Using carefully controlled psychophysical methods we investigate the association between specific symptom profiles and changes in sensory and cognitive processing.

Dynamic Cars and Face

Journal Articles


  • Thakkar, K., Antinori, A., Carter, O. & Brascamp (In Press) Altered short-term neural plasticity related to schizotypal traits: evidence from visual adaptation Schizophrenia Research (accepted 8 April 2018) [PDF]


  • 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]