Dr Claire V Hutchinson

Associate Professor

Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
College of Life Sciences
University of Leicester
Leicester LE1 7RH

Tel: +44 (0)116 2297183
Email: ch190@le.ac.uk

Personal details

MA (Hons), University of Aberdeen
PhD, University of Nottingham


The overarching aim of my research is to elucidate the mechanisms underlying key aspects of vision and visual cognition, from the level of single neurons and neural networks to the behaviour of the organism as a whole. My research investigates how different image characteristics are identified and encoded by the normal visual system, the effects of age on vision and cognition, and visual and cognitive marker markers of neuroimmune, neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders.

Selected Recent Publications

A full publication list can be found here

Hutchinson, C.V., Ledgeway, T., Baker, C.L. Jr. (2016). Phase- and amplitude-dependent interactions between first-order and second-order patterns in A17. Journal of Neuroscience. 36, 12328-12337.

Hutchinson, C.V., Barrett, D.J.K., Nitka, A., Raynes, K. (2016). Action video game training reduces the Simon Effect. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 23, 587-592.

Wilson, R.L., Paterson, K.B., Hutchinson C.V. (2015). Increased vulnerability to pattern-related visual stress in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Perception, 44, 1422-1426.

Swan, E., Hutchinson, C.V., Everard, M., Shimozaki, S.S. (2015). Aging effects in cueing tasks as assessed by the ideal observer: peripheral cues. Journal of Vision, 15(2):5, 1–18.


I supervise postgraduate students on a range of research projects. Students interested in studying for a PhD under my supervision should feel free to contact me directly. You can access information about how to apply online.

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