Dr Faisal Mushtaq is an experimental psychologist and Academic Fellow in Health Engineering at

Research interests

Mushtaq's research examines interactions between action and cognition in human reinforcement learning and decision-making. His research sits at the interface between psychology, engineering and computer science and takes a multi-modal approach to understanding the relationship between action and cognition; from capturing neural activity (primarily EEG) and behavioural markers of performance using virtual and augmented reality technology in laboratory-controlled environments, through to extracting measures of performance in the real world from large-scale datasets. Mushtaq has also been driving forward the application of principles from cognitive science to real world contexts to accelerate the acquisition of skilled behaviour - from surgeons performing minimally invasive surgery through to facilitating human-like decision-making in robots.