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psychology professor

Charles Spence, British psychology professor. Recipient 10th Experimental Psychology Society prize, 2003, Paul Bertelson award, European Society Cognitive Psychology, 2003, Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany, 2005, Ig Nobel award for Nutrition, 2008. Member of Experimental Psychology Society.


Spence, Charles was born on June 18, 1969 in Leeds, Yorkshire, Great Britain & Norrthern Ireland. Son of Allan Wright and Norah Spence.


Bachelor, Leeds Grammar School. Master of Arts, Leeds Grammar School. Doctor of Philosophy, Leeds Grammar School, 1986.


Fellow Somerville College, Oxford, 1997—2008. Professor experimental psychology Oxford University, Ireland, since 1997. Sensory design consultant, since 2009.


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    • Contributor of several articles to professional publications. Author: The ICI Report on the Secret of the Senses, 2002. Co-author: The Multisensory Driver: Implications for Ergonomic Car Interface Design, 2008.

      Co-editor: Crossmodal Space and Crossmodal Attention, 2004, The Handbook of Multisensory Processing, 2004.


Member of Experimental Psychology Society.


Married Barbara Vargas Escobar, March 29, 2008.

Allan Wright

Norah Spence

Barbara Vargas Escobar