Dr. Prpic is a cognitive psychologist. Before joining De Montfort University in 2017 he was a visiting researcher at the University of Malta and a research associate at Sheffield Hallam University. Previously, he completed a postdoc and PhD at the University of Trieste.
Dr. Prpic’s research focusses on different topics related to perception and cognition. One of his main research areas focuses on the Spatial-Numerical Association of Response Coded (SNARC) and other related spatial association effects. Previous research suggests that numbers are automatically mapped into space, having an impact both on motor responses (e.g., two-alternative forced choice) and on the allocation of attention in the external space. Dr. Prpic’s research investigates spatial association effects both for numerical and other non-numerical stimuli, such as music parameters (e.g., pitch height, tempo, musical notes), emotional stimuli (e.g., facial expressions), luminance and visual illusions.
A second line of research focusses on perception and action, in particular the research of Dr. Prpic aims at investigating how musicians, athletes and common people use visual and auditory information for improving their motor performance. His other research interests include visual and auditory perception, psychophysics, attention, music cognition and sport psychology.