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Jannath Begum

Staff details

PositionPhD Student
Department Psychology
Email j.begum (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 020 7078 5165

I joined the Goldsmiths InfantLab in October 2010 as a Masters student before commencing my PhD in October 2011, supervised by Dr Andy Bremner and Dr Dorothy Cowie.

Academic qualifications

BSc (Hons) Psychology (2:1)

MSc Research Methods in Psychology (Distinction) 

Conferences

Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group Conference, Northumbria 18th-22nd July 2012

International Multisensory Research Forum, Oxford, 19th-22nd June 2012

British Psychology Society Developmental Section, Newcastle, 7-9th September 2011

Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group Conference, Bangor, 6-8th July 2011 

Research Interests

My research investigates the development of body representations, specifically how children are able to localize tactile stimuli to the hands when they are in, or out, of sight and across familiar, or novel, postures. In addition to the development of these abilities, I am also investigating the developmental drivers of such abilities; for example the respective roles of active experience and brain maturation. These questions are being investigated using a variety of behavioural and neuropsychological (such as EEG) techniques in both typically developing and clinical populations of infants and children. 

Publications

Article

Human infants’ ability to perceive touch in external space develops postnatally
Begum Ali, J.; Spence, C. and Bremner, Andrew J.. 2015. Human infants’ ability to perceive touch in external space develops postnatally. Current Biology, 25(20), R978-R979.

The neural basis of somatosensory remapping develops in human infancy
Rigato, S.; Begum Ali, J.; Van Velzen, Jose L. and Bremner, Andrew J.. 2014. The neural basis of somatosensory remapping develops in human infancy. Current Biology, 24(11), pp. 1222-1226.

The origins of ability and automaticity in tactile spatial perception
Bremner, Andrew J.; Begum Ali, J. and Cowie, D. 2014. The origins of ability and automaticity in tactile spatial perception. Developmental Science, 17, pp. 946-947.

Effects of posture on tactile localisation by 4 years of age are modulated by sight of the hands: evidence for an early acquired external spatial frame of reference for touch
Begum Ali, J.; Cowie, D. and Bremner, Andrew J.. 2014. Effects of posture on tactile localisation by 4 years of age are modulated by sight of the hands: evidence for an early acquired external spatial frame of reference for touch. Developmental Science, 17, pp. 935-943.