Mr Tom Bullock

Photograph of Tom Bullock

Department of Psychology
The University of Sheffield
Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
Tel: (+44) 0114 22 26628
Fax: (+44) 0114 27 66515
Room: 2-11


MSc, Psychological Research Methods, Sheffield
BSc, Psychology, Sheffield

Research Interests

Tom Bullock is a PhD student in the Sheffield Autism Research Lab (ShARL). The main focus of his research is exploring how different types of attentional load impact on visual awareness. He is currently investigating the extent to which different types of visual and auditory tasks impact on participants┬┤ ability to detect changes in a complex visual scene. People are very poor at detecting seemingly obvious changes in a scene, especially when the changes are accompanied by a brief visual disruption, such as a blink or occlusion of the visual scene. Tom is interested in how this "change-blindness" can used as a tool for gaining insight into the attentional mechanisms that underlie visual awareness, and is in the process of developing new change-blindness techniques for use with both typically developed and ASD populations. He is also interested in how different emotional states (e.g. arousal) can affect visual attention.


Dr Elizabeth Milne

Sheffield Autism Research Lab website