ECVP abstracts submitted

The group and collaborators have submitted 5 abstracts for the ECVP conference:

Effects of velocity- and position-based cues on horizontal vergence using different forms of motion in depth M. Giesel, J. Harris, A. Yakovleva , M. Wilson , M. Bloj , A. Wade , A. Norcia

How do we discriminate the speed of looming? A. Lee, J. Ales , J. Harris

Modelling the design of efficient animal warning signals O. Penacchio, J. Harris

Attending to motion-in-depth modulates fMRI responses in striate and extrastriate visual areas. M. Kaestner, R. Maloney, M. Bloj, J. Harris, A. Wade.

Sensitivity to binocular cues to motion-in-depth in adults with common impairments of binocular vision in childhood R. Maloney, M. Kaestner, A. Bruce, M. Bloj, J. Harris, A. Wade.

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Max Wilson to start PhD this summer, Aston

Max Wilson has been a research volunteer with us for several months. He has recently been awarded a place to study for a PhD at Aston University, on Spike-timing Dependent Plasticity in the Motor Cortex, and will be starting in the summer.

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Seminar in Reading

Today Julie gave a seminar on our caterpillar camouflage work, to the School of Psychology at the University of Reading.

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Scottish Vision Group 2017

We are attending Scottish Vision Group from 10th-12th March, on the beautiful Isle of Arran. this year, the group has 3 talks:

Speed discrimination for real-world motion in depth Abigail Lee; Justin Ales; Julie Harris

Spatial suppression in the perception of motion in depth. Benjamin Portelli, Alex Wade, Marina Bloj and Julie Harris

Comparison of horizontal vergence responses to changing disparity and inter- ocular velocity differences.  Martin Giesel, Julie M. Harris, Alexandra Yakovleva, Alex R. Wade, Marina Bloj, Anthony M. Norcia2

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Eastbio presentation skills workshop

Today was the Eastbio Presentation Skills Workshop, part of the transferable skills program for BBSRC Eastbio funded students. We enjoyed a day of listen to students talks, and giving feedback to help improve their talk giving techniques.

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Quiz a Whiz Interview 2

The Royal Society of Edinburgh commission interviews with scientists for their Schools program.  Julie’s second interview on human vision has just been released (click on this link).

 

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Lisa Jones PhD viva

Julie is in Newcastle today to examine Lisa Jones on her PhD thesis on vision in the praying mantis.

 

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Beattie et al paper on timing perception accepted

We have just had a paper accepted by Royal Society Open Science:

Perceived duration of brief visual events is mediated by timing mechanisms at the global stages of visual processing

Beattie, L., Curran, W., Benton, C., Harris, J. & Hibbard,  Royal Society Open Science, in press.

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Xavier Otazu

Welcome to Xavier Otaku and his PhD students, from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, who are here on a research visit from February-March 2017.

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Mackenzie and Harris JEP paper

Our paper on visual attention, driving and eye movements is now published in the February 2017 issue of JEP:HPP.

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