Dr. Bruggeman’s research program is aimed at developing psychological theories about the organization of perception and action. My approach consists of behavioral studies in real and virtual reality environments in which the conditions for movement and perception are manipulated. Specifically, my research concerns the organization of spatially oriented behaviors, such as goal directed throwing, reaching and walking, as well as the use of hand-held tools.
To fund my future research program, I have sought to emphasize the practical implications of my studies on everyday behavior. I argue that a deep theoretical understanding about perception and action will lead to improve the conditions of everyday behavior, especially for people with a disability.
My research produced novel insights that have been published in various peer-reviewed journals, including Current Biology and Psychological Science.