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. Harris

The effect of surface properties on avoidance behaviour during reaching Constanze Hesse, Martin Giesel, Anna Nowakowska, Julie Harris

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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:

The effect of nutritive value of a mimic on its predation rate

Characterising aposematic animal patterns

Modelling predator visual systems: towards simple rules for the design of visual warning signals

What makes an effective warning pattern?

 

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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
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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:

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Bias in space and time: the reliability of pseudoneglect
Alexandra G Mitchell, Sarah Benstock, Justin M Ales, Julie M Harris
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Exploring how distance and duration information contributes to speed change discrimination
Abigail RI Lee, Justin M Ales, Julie M Harris

And also from collaborators in Aberdeen:

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Investigating the influence of surface properties on reaching movements
Martin Giesel1, Karina Kangur1, Julie M. Harris2, Constanze Hesse1
1School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen
2School of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of St Andrews
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Everyday haptic experiences influence visual perception of material roughness
Karina Kangur1, Michal Toth2, Julie Harris3, Constanze Hesse1
1School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, UK
2School of Psychology, Queen’s University Belfast, UK
3School of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of St Andrews, UK

 

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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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Scottish Vision Group

this weekend, two members of the group, Becky Maguire and Olivier Penacchio, will attend the Scottish Vision Group conference on the Isle of Skye.

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