Welcome to PhD students

Welcome to Andrew Chua and Becky Maguire who are joining the lab to start their PhD’s.

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Olivier Penacchio at ECVP

This week Olivier Penacchio will be representing the lab at the European Conference on Visual Perception.  He will be giving a talk on Thursday afternoon, in the session on Visual Search and Bistable Perception, entitled:

Ultra-rapid detection of animal visual warning signals, Olivier Penacchio, Julie M. Harris

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Paper accepted by IOVS

Our paper has been accepted for publication in Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science:

Sensitivity to velocity- and disparity-based cues to motion-in-depth with and without spared stereopsis in binocular visual impairment.   Maloney, Kaestner, Bruce, Bloj, Harris & Wade. IOVS, in press.

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Alex Mitchell to go to Summer School

Alex Mitchell has won a place at the prestigious Summer School for Visual Neuroscience: from Spikes to Awareness in Germany, later this summer.

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Summer students start this week

Summer students Winnie Li, Jasmine Rodriguez and Valeriya Ryabchina join the group this week, to spend some time learning how vision science works and engaging with lab members and their science.

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Alex: 3 minute thesis

Alex Mitchell was one of 7 finalists this afternoon in the St. Andrews ‘3 minute thesis’ competition….well done Alex!

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Andrew Chua wins St. Leonard’s College funding

Andrew Chua has been awarded a St Leonard’s College International Doctoral Fees Scholarship and will be joining the Harris lab in September 2018 as a PhD student.

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Becky Maguire wins ESRC studentship

Becky Maguire has been awarded an ESRC 3+1 studentship, with the Scottish Social Sciences Graduate School to study attention and camouflage in 3D.  She will stat in September 2018.

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Abi and Olivier at VSS

Abi Lee and Olivier Penacchio are at the Vision Sciences Society conference this week, in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida.

Their presentations are:

Temporal integration of speed change in motion perception
Abigail RI Lee, Justin M Ales, Julie M Harris

Warning signals: speeding up ultra-rapid animal detection  (Penacchio & Harris)

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Olivier Penacchio at ModVis

Olivier is taking part in the ModVis conference this week, in St. Pete. Beach, Florida, giving a talk on: ‘Preferred’ stimulus of a whole model visual system.

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