Dr Aysha Motala

Lecturer in Psychology

Psychology Stirling

Dr Aysha Motala

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About me

About me

I joined the University of Stirling in 2022 as a lecturer and lead the Introduction to Psychology 2 module alongside supervising students at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I am also a Co-Lead for the Cognition in Complex Environments research group.

Before joining Stirling, I completed my undergraduate training in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Nottingham, and then completed my PhD at the University of Cardiff in time perception. I gained postdoctoral training in neuroimaging (fMRI) at the Brain and Mind Institute at the University of Western Ontario (Canada), funded by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Fellowship.

Event / Presentation

Chair for Nanosymposium 'Neurobiology of Timing'
Society for Neuroscience

Exploring Shared Neural Synchronisation During Story Listening With Acoustic Masking
Association for Research in Otolaryngology Annual Midwinter Meeting

Exploring shared neural synchronization when listening to acoustically masked stories
Cognitive Neuroscience Society

Invited Speaker, Cornea to Cortex Seminars, School of Optometry & Vision Science, Cardiff University

Invited Speaker, Department of Cognitive Science, Occidental College, USA, 2022

Keynote Speaker at PsyCon 2023

Presenter at the 7th Biennial Perceptual Learning Workshop, USA 2022

Professional membership

Cognitive Neuroscience Society member
Cognitive Neuroscience Society

Society for Neuroscience member
Society for Neuroscience


Broadly, my research explores how human beings make sense of the world around us by exploring how multiple sensory systems collaborate to form our sense of time. I use a combination of methods to explore this, including psychophysics, neuroimaging and computational modelling. For more information, please check out our lab website here: https://sites.google.com/view/multisensorytiminglab/home

If any of the above sound interesting, I would love to hear from you! I am always looking for collaborators and welcome contact from potential students at various levels.

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Module Coordinator for Introduction to Psychology (PSYU902)

Lecturer for MSc Perception and Action (PRMP139)

Supervisor for BSc and MSc dissertation projects and placements

Research centres/groups