Author Archives: Julie Harris

Becky Maguire in Explorathon event

Becky Maguire has taken part in an Explorathon event, engaging with groups of children at Kirkcaldy West Primary School. I guess you could call it a ‘science day’? It was linked to the Explorathon.

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Presentation at ECVP

This week the group is involved at several presentations at ECVP, KU Leuven: Predicting the design of salient features in natural environments Olivier Penacchio, Christina G. Halpin, Matthew Wheelwright, John Skelhorn, P. George Lovell, Innes C. Cuthill4, Candy Rowe, Julie M. … Continue reading

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Lab members at Anti Predator Coloration Symposium

This week, the group and collaborators from Newcastle will be presenting work on our aposematism project at the Anti Predator Coloration Symposium, at Exeter University Falmouth Campus.   Speakers will be  Matthew Wheelwright, Julie Harris, Olivier Penacchio and Candy Rowe: … Continue reading

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Paper on motion in depth in PNAS

Our paper is out in PNAS: Asymmetries between achromatic and chromatic extraction of 3D motion signals Milena Kaestner, Ryan T. Maloney, Kirstie H. Wailes-Newson, Marina Bloj, Julie M. Harris, Antony B. Morland, and Alex R. Wade PNAS first published June … Continue reading

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Andrew on Eye Tracking Course

Andrew Chua is participating this week  in  the following course: A practical introduction to eye tracking. This course is taught through Lund University Humanities Lab at the Joint Faculties for Humanities and Theology at Lund University, Lund Sweden

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Summer students in the lab

Welcome to summer students Winnie Li (studying iridescence) and Valeriya Ryabchina (studying attention and depth, funded by Laidlaw).

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Dr. Alex Mitchell

Alex Mitchell passed her PhD viva today, with only typographical errors. Congratulations Dr. Mitchell.

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VSS 2019 presentations

We have presentations this week at the Vision Sciences Society 2019 conference in Florida: 33.329 Bias in space and time: the reliability of pseudoneglect Alexandra G Mitchell, Sarah Benstock, Justin M Ales, Julie M Harris 36.471 Exploring how distance and … Continue reading

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BBSRC Eastbio event at St. Andrews today

Becky Maguire is one of the organisers for the BBSRC Eastbio postgraduate training group World Class Underpinning Bioscience (WCUB). She has organised an event on the vision science behind camouflage, entitled: HOW WE SEE THE WORLD: Introduction to vision and camouflage

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Leverhulme grant

We are thrilled to have just obtained funding from the @LeverhulmeTrust to fund Olivier Penacchio to study perceptual saliency in natural environments. news.st-andrews.ac.uk/archive/presti…

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