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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Abi Lee publishes her first paper

Our new paper, with Abi Lee as first author, is out now in @PLOSONE! journals.plos.org/plosone/articl…

All data, analysis code and experimental code is available on @OSFramework at osf.io/7mg63/!

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School Seminar at Adelaide Psychology

Julie is giving the School Seminar, in the School of Psychology, University of Adelaide today, entitled:  Shape from shading in nature: Does it provide optimal camouflage?

 

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Careers talk from Julie at University of Adelaide

Julie is excited to be taking part in a new series of talks in the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide.

It’s based on a conversation series run by Dr Wei Ji Ma at NYU called ‘Growing up in science’ (http://www.cns.nyu.edu/events/growingupinscience/). In Adelaide, the series is being started by Dr. Anna Ma-Wyatt, Associate Professor of Psychology, and Julie is starting the series as a visiting scientist here at the moment.  Excited to me taking part…and we all get donuts!!

The idea is to have an academic come to have an informal conversation about their career – the story behind the scenes. While polished cvs can look intimidating, behind each there are stories about unexpected and fortunate events that can impact a career.

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Julie talks at UNSW

Julie gave a talk today to the Psychology Department at UNSW, University of New South Wales, on Counter-shading camouflage: can shape from shading in nature be hidden?

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Julie visits Ma-Wyatt lab in Adelaide

Julie has just started a research visit to Anna Ma-Wyatt’s lab at the University of Adelaide. We hope to do some work on reaching and warning signal patterns.

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Abi wins St. Leonard’s Scholarship

Abigail Lee has won a Santander – St Leonard’s College Research Mobility Scholarship to attend the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS) in St. Pete Beach, Florida, in may 2019.

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