University position

Research Associate


Department of Psychology



Research Theme

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience


I have a multi-disciplinary background in cognitive neuroscience, physics and engineering, and considerable research experiences in both academic and industrial environments. My research interests encompass various perspectives of vision science and motor control, specifically human multisensory integration and dysfunction, and applied themes including human-robot interaction. To investigate the brain mechanisms, I employs psychophysical approaches, behavioural and psychophysiological measurements, and brain stimulation. I am passionate to explore how to optimally combine the knowledge of neuroscience and new technologies and to contribute to improving the quality of life through research activities.

Research Focus




multisensory integration



Clinical conditions

No direct clinical relevance


Behavioural analysis

Transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS)


No collaborators listed

Associated News Items



    Fong CY, Takahashi C, Braithwaite JJ (2019), “Evidence for distinct clusters of diverse anomalous experiences and their selective association with signs of elevated cortical hyperexcitability.” Conscious Cogn 71: 1-17


    Takahashi C, Watt SJ (2017), “Optimal visual–haptic integration with articulated tools” Experimental Brain Research 235(5): 1361-1373


    Marturi N, Rastegarpanah A, Takahashi C, Adjigble M, Stolkin R, Zurek S, Kopicki M, Talha M, Kuo JA, Bekiroglu Y (2016), “Towards advanced robotic manipulation for nuclear decommissioning: A pilot study on tele-operation and autonomy” IEEE: International Conference on Robotics and Automation for Humanitarian Applications (RAHA) 1-8

    Talha M, Ghalamzan EAM, Takahashi C, Kuo J, Ingamells R, Stolkin R (2016), “Towards robotic decommissioning of legacy nuclear plant: Results of human-factors experiments with tele-robotic manipulation, and a discussion of challenges and approaches for decommissioning” IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR) 166-173


    Braithwaite JJ, Marchant R, Takahashi C, Dewe H, Watson DG (2015), “The Cortical Hyperexcitability Index (CHi): a new measure for quantifying correlates of visually driven cortical hyperexcitability” Cognitive neuropsychiatry 20(4): 330-348

    Braithwaite JJ, Mevorach C, Takahashi C (2015), “Stimulating the aberrant brain: Evidence for increased cortical hyperexcitability from a transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) study of individuals predisposed to anomalous perceptions” Cortex 69: 1-13


    Takahashi C, Watt SJ (2014), “Visual-haptic integration with pliers and tongs: signal ‘weights’ take account of changes in haptic sensitivity caused by different tools” Frontiers in Psychology, Cognition 5(109), 1-14


    Braithwaite JJ, Broglia E, Brincat O, Stapley L, Wilkins AJ, Takahashi C (2013), “Signs of increased cortical hyperexcitability selectively associated with spontaneous anomalous bodily experiences in a nonclinical population” Cognitive neuropsychiatry 18(6): 549-573

    Braithwaite JJ, James K, Dewe H, Medford N, Takahashi C, Kessler K (2013), “Fractionating the unitary notion of dissociation: disembodied but not embodied dissociative experiences are associated with exocentric perspective-taking” Frontiers in human neuroscience 7(719): 1-12


    Takahashi C, Diedrichsen J, Watt SJ (2009), “Integration of vision and haptics during tool use” Journal of Vision 9(6):3, 1–13