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Luke Miller

Assistant Professor



Luke received his PhD in Cognitive Science in 2015 from the University of California, San Diego under the guidance of Ayse P. Saygin. His PhD research was on the effects of tool use on user’s tactile perception. He then spent four years as a postdoctoral research fellow in Lyon, France working with Alessandro Farnè. There he developed a research program to investigate how humans can use tools to extend their sense of touch. His current projects will continue to study this phenomenon. Specifically, he will use psychophysics, M/EEG, and neural network modelling to investigate the sensorimotor transformations underlying closed-loop sensing with a tool.
Miller, LE., Fabio, C., Ravenda, V., (...) Bolognini, N., Hayward, V., Farnè, A. (2019). Somatosensory cortex efficiently processes touch located beyond the body. Current Biology. 29(24):4276-4283.e5

Miller, LE., Longo, MR., & Saygin, AP (2019). Tool use modulates somatosensory cortical processing. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 31(12):1782-1795

Miller, LE., Montroni, L., Koun, E., Salemme, R., Hayward, V., Farnè, A. (2018). Sensing with tools extends somatosensory processing beyond the body. Nature. 561(7722): 239-243 

Miller, LE., Cawley-Bennett, A., Longo, MR., Saygin, AP. (2017). The recalibration of tactile perception during tool use is body-part specific. Experimental Brain Research. 235(10): 2917-2926

Miller, LE.,​ Longo, MR., Saygin, AP. (2017). Visual illusion of tool use recalibrates tactile perception. Cognition. 128(2): 140-48

Miller, LE., Longo, MR., Saygin, AP. (2014). Tool morphology constrains the effects of tool use on body representations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 40(6): 2143-2153

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