Gareth joined UEA in 2012, having previously studied at Bangor University, Wales. Here at UEA Gareth completed a PhD under the supervision of Dr Andrew Bayliss, investigating the social cognitive and attentional mechanisms involved in sharing attention with others. Gareth has also lectured and led seminars across a number of undergraduate modules, as well as being involved with a number of additional research projects. From January 2017 Gareth will be a Leverhulme Trust Post-doc here in the School of Psychology, UEA, working on the grant ‘Examining the mechanisms underpinning shared attention’.
Eyes that bind us: Gaze leading induces an implicit sense of agency,
pp. 124–133Full Text UEA Repository
Physical and mental effort disrupts the implicit sense of agency,
pp. 114–125Full Text UEA Repository
Re-encountering individuals who previously engaged in joint gaze modulates subsequent gaze cueing,
in Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition
pp. 271-284Full Text UEA Repository
Social orienting in gaze leading: A mechanism for shared attention,
in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
article no. 20151141Full Text UEA Repository
Key Research Interests
Gareth is primarily interested in social-cognitive processing and attentional mechanisms involved in social contexts and interactions. These interests have led to investigations including how attention is distributed when our eye-gaze is followed, how our attention is impacted by those we (regularly) interact with, how gaze-based interactions change the way in which we process and perceive others, and individual differences in gaze-based behaviours.
Edwards, S. G., Stephenson, L. J., Dalmaso, M., & Bayliss, A. P. (2014, May). Poster session presentation at the European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, Dortmund, Germany.
Edwards, S. G., Stephenson, L. J., Dalmaso, M., & Bayliss, A. P. (2014, June). Poster session presentation at UEA’ Workshop on Action & Perception, Norwich, UK.
Edwards, S. G., Stephenson, L. J., Dalmaso, M., & Bayliss, A. P. (2014, September). Poster session presentation at UCL’s Virtual Social Interaction Workshop, London, UK.
Gareth gave a guest talk at the faculty’s Introduction to Social Science Research Masters module.
Gareth has also given undergraduate seminars on PSYP2B17-13: 2013/4: PSYCHOLOGY: Cognition, Biology, Concepts & History, and PSY-4003Y-13: 2013/4: PSYCHOLOGY OF THE INDIVIDUAL: Development, Personality, Brain and Cognition.