Dr Daniel Yon

Staff details

Position Lecturer
Department Psychology
Email d.yon (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 7078 5148
Dr Daniel Yon

I joined Goldsmiths as a Lecturer in Psychology at Goldsmiths in 2019. Before that I was a postdoctoral researcher (2017-2019) and PhD student (2014-2017) at Birkbeck, University of London. Research in our lab uses a combination of techniques from experimental psychology and cognitive neuroscience to study how our brains build models of ourselves and the world around us, and how these models shape our perceptions, actions and decisions. You can read more about some of these ideas here.

I am lucky to answer these questions with an exceptional set of students, colleagues and collaborators, and on this website you can see examples of our work. If you are interested in learning more about what we do, working with us or joining the group for a PhD, postdoc or research placement please feel free to get in touch.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD in Psychology - Birkbeck, University of London
  • MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience & Neuropsychology - Birkbeck, University of London
  • BA in Experimental Psychology - Somerville College, University of Oxford

Research interests

Daniel conducts research (and would be happy to supervise students) on the following topics:

  • Prediction and learning
  • Action, perception and awareness
  • Metacognition
  • Sense of agency
  • Multisensory integration
  • Decision making
  • Delusional thinking



Yon, Daniel ; Zainzinger, Vanessa; de Lange, Floris P.; Eimer, Martin and Press, Clare. 2020. Action biases perceptual decisions toward expected outcomes. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, ISSN 0096-3445

Yon, Daniel ; Bunce, Carl and Press, Clare. 2020. Illusions of control without delusions of grandeur. Cognition, 205, 104429. ISSN 0010-0277

Yon, Daniel ; Heyes, Cecilia and Press, Clare. 2020. Beliefs and desires in the predictive brain. Nature Communications, 11, 4404. ISSN 2041-1723

Press, Clare; Kok, Peter and Yon, Daniel . 2020. Learning to Perceive and Perceiving to Learn. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 24(4), pp. 260-261. ISSN 13646613

Edey, Rosanna; Yon, Daniel ; Dumontheil, Iroise and Press, Clare. 2020. Association between action kinematics and emotion perception across adolescence. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 46(7), pp. 657-666. ISSN 0096-1523

Press, Clare; Kok, Peter and Yon, Daniel . 2019. The Perceptual Prediction Paradox. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 24(1), pp. 13-24. ISSN 1364-6613

Press, Clare and Yon, Daniel . 2019. Perceptual Prediction: Rapidly Making Sense of a Noisy World. Current Biology, 29(15), R751-R753. ISSN 0960-9822

Chard, James; Edey, Rosanna; Yon, Daniel ; Murphy, Jennifer; Bird, Geoffrey and Press, Clare. 2019. Atypical emotion recognition from bodies is associated with perceptual difficulties in healthy aging. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 45(6), pp. 803-811. ISSN 0096-1523

Yon, Daniel ; de Lange, Floris P. and Press, Clare. 2019. The Predictive Brain as a Stubborn Scientist. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 23(1), pp. 6-8. ISSN 13646613

Yon, Daniel ; Gilbert, Sam J.; de Lange, Floris P. and Press, Clare. 2018. Action sharpens sensory representations of expected outcomes. Nature Communications, 9, 4288. ISSN 2041-1723

Yon, Daniel and Press, Clare. 2018. Sensory predictions during action support perception of imitative reactions across suprasecond delays. Cognition, 173, pp. 21-27. ISSN 0010-0277

Edey, Rosanna; Yon, Daniel ; Cook, Jennifer; Dumontheil, Iroise and Press, Clare. 2017. Our own action kinematics predict the perceived affective states of others. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 43(7), pp. 1263-1268. ISSN 0096-1523

Yon, Daniel and Press, Clare. 2017. Predicted action consequences are perceptually facilitated before cancellation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 43(6), pp. 1073-1083. ISSN 0096-1523

Further profile content

Professional projects

Daniel represents Early Career Researchers (ECRs) on the committee of the Experimental Psychology Society. If you are an ECR and have thoughts about how the Society could support you and your work, please feel free to get in touch.

Public engagement with science

Daniel has written about research in psychology and neuroscience for the general public, including pieces in Aeon and The Conversation.

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