Hayley Thair

Hayley Thair
University of Nottingham | Notts · School of Psychology

PhD Neuropsychology


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Previously funded by the Defence Science Technology Laboratory (DSTL) looking at the effects of tDCS on adapting to different virtual environments using the MIRAGE mediated reality system at Nottingham. www.miragelab.co.uk
Additional affiliations
September 2014 - July 2015
University of Nottingham
  • Lab Demonstrator
  • Assisted in lab classes and marked reports for first year undergraduates.
July 2013 - August 2013
University of Reading
  • Honorary Research Assistant
  • Gained experience working on an fMRI guided TMS project under supervision of Dr. Nick Holmes.
August 2012 - August 2012
Acuity Intelligence
  • Research Assistant
  • Eye-tracking project looking at packaging design for Acuity Intelligence.
September 2011 - September 2012
Bangor University
Field of study
  • Clinical Neuropsychology
September 2008 - July 2011
Royal Holloway, University of London
Field of study
  • Psychology


Publications (9)
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Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a popular brain stimulation method that is used to modulate cortical excitability, producing facilitatory or inhibitory effects upon a variety of behaviors. There is, however, a current lack of consensus between studies, with many results suggesting that polarity-specific effects are difficult to ob...
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If British teenage boy asks you to pull his finger, it is usually an indication that he simultaneously wishes to break wind. If you were to tell him that you could pull his finger and stretch it to twice its length, you might expect a similarly irreverent response yet when we pulled the fingers of nearly 600 children and adolescents, 93% reported t...
In a series of 6 experiments this thesis aimed to explore how the processing of peri-personal space might be affected by changes in sensory information. Previous research has shown that when stimuli is presented within peri-personal space it is processed differently, specifically it has been suggested that there is a prioritisation of space to the...
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Poster presentation showing effects of tdcs on the near hand effect while the hands are being covertly separated using the MIRAGE mediated reality system. This creates a virtual hand that is spatially dislocated from the real hand location.
Conference Paper
Background / Purpose: So-called "Plain Packaging" removes all aesthetically pleasing and highly salient branding from tobacco packages with the aim of reducing their appeal to new, especially young, smokers, and increasing the attention to the health warning messages which then dominate the visual appearance of the pack. Previous research into ey...


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