Paper accepted at Scientific Reports

Our paper on what 3D motion signals drive vergence has just been accepted by Scientific Reports. A pre-print will appear very soon.

Relative contributions to vergence eye movements of two binocular cues for motion-in-depth

Martin Giesel1, *, Alexandra Yakovleva2, Marina Bloj3, Alex R. Wade4, Anthony M. Norcia2, and Julie M. Harris1

1School of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of St Andrews, UK

2Department of Psychology, Stanford University, USA

3School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, University of Bradford, UK

4Department of Psychology, University of York, UK

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Julie speaks at UCL

Julie gave a talk on counter-shading camouflage at UCL today.

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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. 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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