Dr. Neil Mennie is a neuroscientist who specialises in vision science and visual cognition.
More specifically, he is interested in our ability to make predictive eye movements to spatial locations in our spatial memory of our surroundings.
He uses portable eye-movement trackers to record healthy individuals as well as neuropsychological patients performing daily tasks such as playing games, model-building and motor activities.
More interestingly, Dr. Neil also observes the strategic gaze of an Orangutan at our National Zoo (Zoo Negara), when she uses ‘tools’ to search for ‘rewards’.
Neil obtained a BSc in Neuroscience and a PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Sussex in the UK. He has also conducted postdoctoral research in the United States, Germany and the UK. In 2009, he helped set up the School of Psychology at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, where he now lectures.