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I have taught many of the modules and subject during my work since 2000 until 2009, such as Motor Development of children, Motor learning, descriptive and inferential Statistic and Scientific Research. I taught in Baghdad University, Diyala University, Basrah University, Wasit University, and Al-Mustansiriya University.
I am currently a PhD student in the School of Psychology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Plymouth University.
Even though numerous aspects of psychology interest me, my main research area is embodiment theory.
More specifically, I am interested in mental imagery and learning of motor skills.
I am interested in understanding the link between perception and action and vice versa.
I am especially interested in how mental rehearsal facilitates and makes motor tasks easier and more automatic.
Bach, P., Khalaf, B., Tucker, M., & Ellis, R. (submitted). Planning related motor processes underlie
mental practice and imitation learning.
Khalaf, B. (2013). Planning related motor processes underlie mental practice and imitation
learning. Talk presented at the 28th annual BPS Cognitive psychology and Educational Neuroscience section Conference, Lancaster, UK.
Khalaf, B., Bach, P., Tucker, M. & Ellis, R. (2012). Using mental imagery to control action. Poster presented at the launch of the Cognition Institute, Plymouth. Poster (PDF).
Khalaf, B., Tucker, M., Ellis, R., & Bach, B. (2012) Body part Specificity in Mental Practice. Poster
presented at the Scandle Project, Plymouth.
Khalaf, B., Bach, P., Tucker, M. & Ellis, R. (2012). You do what I do: Imitation and mental practice. Poster presented at the 4rd Annual University of Plymouth Department of Psychology Postgraduate
and Staff Conference, Plymouth. Poster (PDF).
Khalaf, B., Tucker, M., Ellis, R. & Patric, B. (2011). Is mental practice of a motor skill embodied?
Evidence from a Compatibility Task. poster presented at the 3rd Annual University of Plymouth
Department of Psychology Postgraduate and Staff Conference, Plymouth