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1998 BA, Oxford (Philosophy & Psychology).
1999-05 RA, VDU, UCL, with Janette Atkinson & Oliver Braddick.
2006 PhD, UCL (Psychology), with Janette Atkinson & Neil Burgess.
2006-07 Post-doc, Oxford, with Oliver Braddick.
2008-09 Post-doc, CBCD, with Denis Mareschal.

Research projects

2012-15. PhD studentship: human vision, locomotion and navigation. UCL and MEH-IoO NIHR BRC.

2011-14. Understanding the developmental course of retinal dystrophies: from genes to behaviour. Fight For Sight.

2011-14. Economics of perceptual and motor decisions in childhood. ESRC.

2010-16. Development of human spatial cognition.
James S. McDonnell Foundation.

2010-11. Integration of information for 3D shape perception in the developing visual brain. University of London.

2010-13. PhD studentship: new infant vision tests. UCL, Special Trustees of MEH, MEH-IoO NIHR BMRC.

2009-14. Evaluating outcomes of gene replacement therapy for inherited retinal disease. Special Trustees of Moorfields Eye Hospital, MEH-IoO NIHR BRC.

2008-11. PhD studentship: prior knowledge and sensory integration. ESRC (with Denis Mareschal).

2008-11. Learning to combine sense and experience for optimal perceptual judgments.
ESRC (with Denis Mareschal)

2007-08. Young children’s use of visual landmarks: view matching or cognitive mapping?
ESRC (with Janette Atkinson).

2006-07. Perception/action interactions in children's spatial representations. ESRC (with Oliver Braddick).

2006-07. Interactions between landmark and self-motion cues for navigation. John Fell OUP Research Fund (with Oliver Braddick).

Honorary Senior Lecturer, Dept. Visual Neuroscience

Faculty Investigator, Moorfields/IoO NIHR Biomedical Research Centre

email: m.nardini AT ucl.ac.uk

I am interested in visual, spatial and multisensory development. My research is based both at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and at the Psychology Dept at Durham University.

 

Visual development
Normal and abnormal development of retinal and cortical vision

eye

Multisensory development
How do we learn to combine sensory information sources?

table

Spatial development
How do we learn to represent spatial locations in memory?

landmarks

Lab members (UCL)

Eliza Burton - PhD student

Sara Garcia - PhD student

Alumni

Dr Tessa Dekker

Dr Pete Jones

Dr Karin Petrini

Sarah Kalwarowsky

Rachel Fahy

Jennifer Bales

Alicia Remark

Collaborators

Prof Gary Rubin, Dr Michael Michaelides, Prof Robin Ali (UCL IoO)

Prof Janette Atkinson, Prof Oliver Braddick (Visual Development Unit, UCL / Oxford)

Prof Neil Burgess (UCL ICN)

Prof Denis Mareschal (Birkbeck CBCD)

Prof Martin Sereno (UCL PALS)

Dr Andrew Welchman (Cambridge)

 

Selected publications (full list)

Garcia S, Petrini K, Rubin G, Da Cruz L, Nardini M (in press). Visual and non-visual navigation in blind patients with a retinal prosthesis. PLOS ONE.

Jones PR, Kalwarowsky S, Braddick, O, Atkinson J, Nardini M (in press). Optimizing the rapid measurement of detection thresholds in infants. Journal of Vision.

Petrini K, Jones P, Smith L, Nardini M (in press). Hearing where the eyes see: children use an irrelevant visual cue when localising sound. Child Development.

Dekker T, Nardini M (2015). Risky visuomotor choices during rapid reaching in childhood. Developmental Science. Online 17th July 2015, doi:10.1111/desc.12322 [PDF]

Nardini M, Bales J, Mareschal D (2015). Integration of audio-visual information for spatial decisions in children and adults. Developmental Science. Online 17th July 2015, doi:10.1111/desc.12327 [PDF]

Negen J, Nardini M (2015). Four-year-olds use a mixture of spatial reference frames. PLOS ONE 10(7):e0131984 [PDF]

Bedford R, Pellicano E, Mareschal D, Nardini, M (2015). Flexible integration of visual cues in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Autism Research. doi:10.1002/aur.1509 [PDF]

Jones PR, Kalwarowsky S, Atkinson J, Braddick, O, Nardini M (2014). Automated measurement of resolution acuity in infants using remote eye-tracking. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 55(12): 8102-8110 [PDF]

Nardini M, Dekker T, Petrini K (2014). Crossmodal integration: a glimpse into the development of sensory remapping. Current Biology 24(11): R532-R534. [PDF]

Petrini K , Remark  A, Smith L, Nardini M (2014). When vision is not an option: children’s integration of auditory and haptic information is suboptimal. Developmental Science 17(3): 376-387. [PDF]

Nardini M, Begus K, Mareschal D (2013). Multisensory uncertainty reduction for hand localization in children and adults. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 39(3): 773-787. [PDF]

Nardini M, Bedford R, Mareschal D (2010). Fusion of visual cues is not mandatory in children. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 107(39), 17041-17046. [PDF]

Nardini M, Jones P, Bedford R, Braddick O (2008). Development of cue integration in human navigation. Current Biology, 18, 689-693. [PDF]