Researchers in perception in the School of Psychology have interests in a range of topics in vision including face perception, stereopsis, motion, lightness, colour, attention and binocular rivalry.
The group has a large set of overlapping interests in a broad range of topics in vision, and employs a range of computational, behavioural, and neuroimaging approaches in studying visual processes. The group is extremely successful in securing external funding, and has a strong publication record in the top journals in vision, psychology, and general science
Here is a list of the people within the School who are most involved in perception research. Follow the links for further information including publications.
- Project: Perception of Gaze, Head and Body Direction
- Project: Who Are You Expecting? Uncertainty and Bias in High-Level Vision
- Project: Perceiving the Loudness of Sound Sources in the Environment
- Project: Lightness, Shape and Illumination
Cognition, perception, and emotion, with strong links to social psychology, clinical psychology, and neuroscience. My research probes 1) relationships between motivation, emotion, and attentional control, as well as 2) how each of these factors influences basic cognitive processes such as perception and memory and 3) the consequences of such interactions for psychological and physical health.
Joel Pearson studies the mechanisms and application of mental imagery, decision-making, memory, visual perception, learning, attention and awareness by using behavioural, human brain imaging and transcranial magnetic stimulation techniques.
- Project: The Pleasure of Seeing: Perceptual Foundations of Aesthetic Experience
- Project: Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Integration of Local and Global Scene Properties
- Project: Objects of Our Attention