Research in the Perception and Attention theme explores the relationship between perception and physical parameters of the environment in healthy and clinical populations, using a wide range of behavioural and electrophysiological techniques. Our research activities are funded by various Medical Charities and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). The theme leader is Prof Arash Sahraie and other members include Dr Philip Benson, Dr Rama Chakravarthi, Dr Constanze Hesse, Dr Frouke Hermens, Dr Amelia Hunt, Dr Jasna Martinovic, Prof Peter McGeorge, Dr Karin Pilz and Dr Rachel Swainson.
Recent research highlights
- Krueger, HM. & Hunt, A. (2012). 'Inhibition of return across eye and object movements: the role of prediction'. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.
- Ghose, T., Hermens, F. & Herzog, MH. (2012). 'How the global layout of the mask influences masking strength'. Journal of Vision.
- Hesse, C., Schenk, T. & Deubel, H. (2012). 'Attention is needed for action control: Further evidence from grasping'. Vision research, vol 71, pp. 37-43.
- Hermens, F. & Walker, R. (2012). 'The site of interference in the saccadic Stroop effect'. Vision research, vol 73, pp. 10-22.
- Freeman, J., Chakravarthi, R. & Pelli, D. (2012). 'Substitution and pooling in crowding'. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, vol 74, no. 2, pp. 379-396.
- Kunchulia, M., Pilz, KS. & Herzog, MH. (2012). 'How alcohol affects visual temporal processing'. Vision research, vol 66, pp. 11-16.
- Martinovic, J., Lawson, R. & Craddock, M. (2012). 'Time course of information processing in visual and haptic object classification'. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, vol 6, pp. 49.
- Ritchie, KL., Bannerman, RL. & Sahraie, A. (2012). 'The effect of fear in the periphery in binocular rivalry'. Perception, vol 40, no. 12, pp. 1395-1401.