Dr Tom Beesley

Dr Tom Beesley

Dr Tom Beesley

Senior Lecturer

BSc, Cognitive Science. University of Exeter, 2003
PhD, Cardiff University, 2009
Post-doc, University College London, 2009-2011

Contact details

Phone: (02) 9385 3032
Email: Dr Tom Beesley
Fax: (02) 9385 3641

Office: Mathews, Room 1006

Research Summary

Research Areas: Associative learning in humans; the role of attention in learning; cue-competition; implicit/incidental learning and conscious awareness; computational modelling of learning processes.

Current Research Projects:
Project: How Does Uncertainty Guide Attention In Human Learning?
Project: Automatic and Controlled Attentional Biases in Human Associative Learning

Research Lab: Tom Beesley

Publications

Selected Publications:

Luque, D., Vadillo, M. A., Le Pelley, M. E., & Beesley, T. (in press). Prediction and uncertainty: Examining controlled and automatic components of learned attentional biases. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

Beesley, T., Vadillo, M. A., Pearson, D., & Shanks, D. R. (in press). Configural learning in contextual cuing of visual search. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.

Beesley, T., Vadillo, M. A., Pearson, D., & Shanks, D. R. (2015). Pre-exposure of repeated search configurations facilitates subsequent contextual cuing of visual search. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition, 41, 348-362

Beesley, T., Nguyen, K. P., Pearson, D., & Le Pelley, M. E. (2015). Uncertainty and predictiveness determine attention to cues during human associative learning. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 68, 2175-2199.

Beesley, T., Pearson, D., & Le Pelley, M. E. (2015). Implicit learning of gaze-contingent events. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 22, 800-807

For further details on my work and to view all my publications, please visit my Personal Webpage.

Personal Links

http://tombeesley.wordpress.com/