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Dr Kate Plaisted-Grant

Dr Kate Plaisted-Grant

University Senior Lecturer

Fellow and Director of Studies in Experimental Psychology and Evolution and Behaviour, St John's College, Cambridge

Kate Plaisted-Grant is accepting applications for PhD students.

Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 (7)66483 (Department) / +44 (0)1223 (3)38753 (St John's College)


  • perception
  • social cognition
  • attention
  • learning, memory and attentional processing in autism and normal development
  • autism
  • vision

Key Publications

Plaisted K.C., Dobler V., Bell S., Davis G. (2006). The microgenesis of global perception in autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 36(1):107-116.

Greenaway R., Plaisted K.C. (2005).  Top down attentional modulation is stimulus specific. Psychological Science 16:987-994.

Plaisted K.C., Saksida L.M., Alcantara J., Weisblatt E. (2003).  Towards an understanding of the mechanisms of weak central coherence effects: Experiments in visual configural learning and auditory perception.  Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society: B (Biological Sciences) 358(1430):375-386.