tim welsh

Tim Welsh, Professor, Cognitive & Neural Motor Behaviour

  • Professor
55 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON M5S 2W6

About Tim

Academic Training

Ph.D. Human Biodynamics - McMaster University, 2002

M.Sc. Human Biodynamics - McMaster University, 1999

B.P.H.E. Physical and Health Education – University of Toronto, 1997

Graduate Student Recruitment Status
Accepting PhD and MSc students
Research Interests

Planning and Control of Goal-directed Limb and Eye Movements

Selective Attention

Movement in Social Contexts

Perception of Nonhuman Animal Bodies and Actions

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Cognitive and Motor Disorders such as Down Syndrome and Autism 

Selected Publications

Welsh, T., Reid, C., Manson, G., Constable, M., Tremblay, L. (2020). Susceptibility to the fusion illusion is modulated during both action execution and action observation. Acta psychologica.

Yoxon, E., Welsh, T. (2020). Motor system activation during motor imagery is positively related to the magnitude of cortical plastic changes following motor imagery training. Behavioural Brain Research.

Cox, E., Sabiston, C., Karlinsky, A., Manzone, J., Neyedli, H., Welsh, T. (2020). The impact of athletic clothing style and body awareness on motor performance in women. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.

Manzone, J., Taravati, S., Neyedli, H., Welsh, T. (2020). Author accepted manuscript: Choices in a key press decision-making task are more optimal after gaining both aiming and reward experience. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

Chen, M., Karlinsky, A., Welsh, T. (2020). Hand, but not foot, cues generate increases in salience at the pointed-at location. Acta Psychologica. 

Hommel, B., Chapman, C., Cisek, P., Neyedli, H., Song, J., Welsh, T. (2019). No one knows what attention is. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. 81.

Song, J & Welsh, T. (2019). Time for Action: An Introduction to the Special Issue. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics.

McDougall, L.M, Kiernan, D., Kiss, Z.H.T., Suchowersky, O., & Welsh, T.N. (2015). Abnormal surround inhibition does not affect asymptomatic limbs in people with cervical dystonia. Neuroscience Letters, 604, 7-11.

Constable, M.D., Pratt, J., Gozli, D.G., & Welsh, T.N. (2015). Do you see what I see? Co-actor posture modulates visual processing in joint tasksVisual Cognition, 23, 699-719.

Neyedli, H.F., & Welsh, T.N. (2015). The prioritization of probability over value in action selection. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 68, 261-283.

Jovanov, K., Clifton, P., Mazalek, A., Nitsche, M., & Welsh, T.N. (2015). The limb-specific embodiment of a tool following experience. Experimental Brain Research. 233, 2685-2694.

Motor control in average and special populations Kiernan, D., Manson, G., Heath, M.D., Tremblay, L., & Welsh, T.N. (2016). Corrections in saccade endpoints scale to the amplitude of target displacements in a double-step paradigmNeuroscience Letters. 611, 46-50.

Currently Funded Projects

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Discovery Grant - Motor Representations in Individual and Joint Action Contexts

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Insight Grant, Principal Investigator (Dr. Ali Mazalek) - Supporting spatial ability with tangible and embodied interactions 

Professional Memberships

Association for Psychological Science (APS)

Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology (SCAPPS)

Down Syndrome Research Foundation

Psychonomic Society