Clea Desebrock (BA MSc MBPsS) is a doctoral researcher at the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford. Her research investigates the influence of social biases on multisensory processing and movement. Clea uses multisensory tasks (i.e. using audiovisual stimuli) to investigate effects across both the auditory and visual systems. She combines behavioural experimental techniques from Cognitive Psychology (e.g. mental chronometry) with functional neuroimaging (e.g. EEG, which records brain activity) to understand the brain processes underlying the behavioural effects. She also has expertise in running transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) studies.
Before starting her doctoral research, Clea worked as a Laboratory Demonstrator in Neuroanatomy and Perception at the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, and as a Research Assistant in the Cognitive Neuropsychology Centre (CNC) where she began her doctoral work under the supervision of Professor Glyn Humphreys.
She also has a background in music and sound production, and engineers/consults on sound for academic research projects.
She is based at the Crossmodal Perception Laboratory supervised by Professor Charles Spence.