Biography

Dr. Stephanie Rossit joined UEA as a lecturer in Psychology in 2013. She graduated in Psychology from the University of the Algarve (Portugal) and then went on to do a Ph.D. at the University of Glasgow investigating stroke patients who suffered from visual neglect. After her Ph.D. she undertook a post-doctoral research position at the Brain and Mind Institute at the Western University (Canada) using functional magnetic resonance imaging to study visuomotor control. She is a Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS). For more information please visit Dr. Rossit’s lab website.

Indicative Publications

Rossit, S., Benwell C., Szymanek L., Learmonth G. McKernan L., Corrigan E., Muir K., Reeves I., Duncan G., Birschel P., Roberts M., Livingstone K., Jackson H., Hogg C., Castle P. & Harvey, M. (2017). Efficacy of home-based visuomotor feedback training in stroke patients with chronic hemispatial neglect. Neuropsychological rehabilitation.

Thaler, L., Paciocco, J., Daley, M., Lesniak, G. D., Purcell, D. W., Fraser, J. A., Dutton, G. N., Rossit, S., Goodale, M. A. & Culham, J. C.. (2016) A selective impairment of perception of sound motion direction in peripheral space: A case study. Neuropsychologia, 80, 79-89.

Fernandez-Espejo, D., Rossit, S., Owen, A.M. (2015) A Thalamocortical Mechanism for the Absence of Overt Motor Behavior in Covertly Aware Patients. JAMA Neurology, 72(12):1442-1450.

Rossit S., McAdam T., Mclean D.A., Goodale, M.A., & Culham, J.C. (2013). fMRI reveals a lower visual field preference for hand actions in human superior-parietal occipital cortex (SPOC) and precuneus. Cortex, 50, 2525-2541.

Rossit S., McIntosh, R.D., Malhotra, P., Butler, S.H., Muir, K., & Harvey, M. (2012). Attention in action: evidence from on-line corrections in left visual neglect. Neuropsychologia, 50, 1124-35.

Rossit, S., Malhotra, P., Muir, K., Duncan, G., Reeves, I. Duncan, G. & Harvey, M. (2011). The role of right temporal lobe structures in off-line action: evidence from lesion-behavior mapping in stroke patients. Cerebral Cortex, 21, 2751-2761.

 

All Publications

Rossit, S., Harvey, M., Butler, S. H., Szymanek, L., Morand, S., Monaco, S., McIntosh, R. D.

(2017)

Impaired peripheral reaching and on-line corrections in patient DF: optic ataxia with visual form agnosia,

in Cortex

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(Article)

(E-pub ahead of print)


Rossit, S., Benwell, C. S. Y., Szymanek, L., Learmonth, G., McKernan-Ward, L., Corrigan, E., Muir, K., Reeves, I., Duncan, G., Birschel, P., Roberts, M., Livingstone, K., Jackson, H., Castle, P., Harvey, M.

(2017)

Efficacy of home-based visuomotor feedback training in stroke patients with chronic hemispatial neglect,

in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Thaler, L., Paciocco, J., Daley, M., Lesniak, G. D., Purcell, D. W., Fraser, J. A., Dutton, G. N., Rossit, S., Goodale, M. A., Culham, J. C.

(2016)

A selective impairment of perception of sound motion direction in peripheral space: A case study,

in Neuropsychologia

80

pp. 79–89

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(Article)

(Published)


Fernandez-Espejo, D., Rossit, S., Owen, A.

(2015)

A thalamocortical mechanism for the absence of overt motor behavior in covertly aware patients: Thalamocortical Mechanism for the Absence of Overt Motor Behavior,

in JAMA Neurology

72

(12)

pp. 1442-1450

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(Article)

(Published)


Rossit, S.

(2014)

Does binocular vision drive the lower visual field advantage for grasping?,

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(Published)


Rossit, S., Mcadam, T., Mclean, D. A., Goodale, M. A., Culham, J. C.

(2013)

fMRI reveals a lower visual field preference for hand actions in human superior parieto-occipital cortex (SPOC) and precuneus,

in Cortex

49

(9)

pp. 2525-2541

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(Article)

(Published)


Rossit, S., Mcintosh, R. D., Malhotra, P., Butler, S. H., Muir, K., Harvey, M.

(2012)

Attention in action: Evidence from on-line corrections in left visual neglect,

in Neuropsychologia

50

(6)

pp. 1124-1135

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(Article)

(Published)


Harvey, M., Rossit, S.

(2012)

Visuospatial neglect in action,

in Neuropsychologia

50

(6)

pp. 1018-1028

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Rossit, S., Malhotra, P., Muir, K., Reeves, I., Duncan, G., Harvey, M.

(2011)

The role of right temporal lobe structures in off-line action: Evidence from lesion-behavior mapping in stroke patients,

in Cerebral Cortex

21

(12)

pp. 2751-2761

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(Article)

(Published)


Rossit, S., Fraser, J. A., Teasell, R., Malhotra, P. A., Goodale, M. A.

(2011)

Impaired delayed but preserved immediate grasping in a neglect patient with parieto-occipital lesions,

in Neuropsychologia

49

(9)

pp. 2498-2504

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(Article)

(Published)


Rossit, S., Szymanek, L., Butler, S. H., Harvey, M.

(2010)

Memory-guided saccade processing in visual form agnosia (patient DF),

in Experimental Brain Research

200

(1)

pp. 109-116

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Harvey, M., Muir, K., Reeves, I., Duncan, G., Rossit, S.

(2010)

Long-term improvements in activities of daily living in patients with hemispatial neglect,

in Behavioural Neurology

23

(4)

pp. 237-239

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McIntosh, R., Rossit, S., Malhotra, P., Butler, S., Harvey, M.

(2010)

The automatic pilot for the hand is unbalanced by visual neglect,

in Behavioural Neurology

23

(4)

pp. 249-251

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Rossit, S., Harvey, M., Malhotra, P., Muir, K., Reeves, I., Duncan, G., Livingstone, K., Hogg, C., Jackson, H., Castle, P., Learmonth, G.

(2009)

No Neglect-Specific Deficits in Reaching Tasks,

in Cerebral Cortex

19

(11)

pp. 2616-2624

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Butler, S. H., Rossit, S., Gilchrist, I. D., Ludwig, C. J., Olk, B., Muir, K., Reeves, I., Harvey, M.

(2009)

Non-lateralised deficits in anti-saccade performance in patients with hemispatial neglect,

in Neuropsychologia

47

(12)

pp. 2488-2495

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Rossit, S., Malhotra, P., Muir, K., Reeves, I., Duncan, G., Birschel, P., Harvey, M.

(2009)

The neural basis of visuomotor deficits in hemispatial neglect,

in Neuropsychologia

47

(10)

pp. 2149-2153

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Rossit, S., Muir, K., Reeves, I., Duncan, G., Birschel, P., Harvey, M.

(2009)

Immediate and delayed reaching in hemispatial neglect,

in Neuropsychologia

47

(6)

pp. 1563-1572

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Ludwig, C. J., Butler, S. H., Rossit, S., Harvey, M., Gilchrist, I. D.

(2009)

Modelling contralesional movement slowing after unilateral brain damage,

in Neuroscience Letters

452

(1)

pp. 1-4

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Rossit, S., Harvey, M.

(2008)

Age-related differences in corrected and inhibited pointing movements,

in Experimental Brain Research

185

(1)

pp. 1-10

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Key Research Interests

Dr. Rossit’s research is focused in studying the role of sensory information for perception and motor control and how these two processes interact. To answer these questions, she carries out behavioural and neuroimaging experiments with both healthy participants and neurological patients. Most of her neuropsychological research is focused on studying the deficits associated with visual neglect (a loss of awareness of the contralesional side of space present in up to 80% of stroke patients) as well in investigating the efficacy of techniques used to rehabilitate this severe neurological condition. 

In her work she uses a variety of methods: psychophysics; motion-tracking to measure eye and hand movements; lesion-symptom mapping to relate particular deficits with specific lesion sites in stroke patients; functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to measure the pattern of brain activation while participants perform perceptual and motor tasks inside an MRI scanner.

Want to do an MSc. or a Ph.D.?

Students who wish to pursue an MSc. or a Ph.D. under the supervision of Dr. Rossit should send her an e-mail including a 2-page CV (inc. contacts for referees and grades) as well as a short description (max = 200 words) of why they are interested in doing a postgraduate degree in her lab. Every year, MSc. and PhD. studentships are advertised at UEA so get in touch if you would like more information. Other funding opportunities can also be discussed.

Want to get research experience? Want to do a research internship?

If you would like to get research experience such as working in my lab (analysing or collecting data) please get in touch, as I always welcome an extra help. There are special funding opportunities for undergraduate students that we can apply for. It would help if you send me a 1-page CV as well as a short description (max = 100 words) of why you are interested in doing research in my lab. 

For a full list of Dr. Rossit’s publications and more information about her research please visit her lab website.

Teaching Interests

  • Year 2 - Cognition, Biology, and Individual Differences: Module Convener and Biological Psychology Theme Lead Lecturer
  • Year 3 - Undergraduate Research Project:supervisor
  • MSc. Cognitive Neuroscience
  • MSc. Cognitive Neuroscience - Dissertation supervisor

Research dissertations: my main research interest is in perception and action and for dissertation projects I typically supervise research using behavioural techniques, including perceptual experiments and psychophysics (reaction time experiments) and motion-tracking recordings (hand and eye movements). Please get in touch if you'd like to do a dissertation in my lab.

Office hours

Tuesdays: 12 - 1PM

Key Responsibilities

Year Abroad Officer

UG Admissions Team