The influence of the human form on visual judgements of movement

Humans live in complex societies encompassing millions of people, so social interactions dominate much of human behaviour. These interactions depend on an ability to perceive the moods, intentions and actions of other people, and visual perception is especially...

Objective Accounts of Op-Art Appreciation

Psychological research has provided evidence to suggest that some artwork is ‘pleasing to the eye’ as it has characteristics that the visual system can process with optimal efficiency. In contrast to this, the artistic merit of other genres of artwork is reliant on...

The Relationship Between Speech and Motor Control

Our bodies are anatomically very symmetrical. If you were to draw a line down the centre of your body from head to toe, each half would probably mirror the other to a large extent. However, research shows us that functionally our bodies are not symmetrical. For...

Exploitation of environmental regularities in visual processing

We have evolved to operate within a dynamic visual world in which natural visual signals are not random but have various statistical regularities (i.e. spatiotemporal regularity, co-linearity, co-circularity). In this project we use a combined approach involving...