134 Works

Understanding the visual constraints on lexical processing: New empirical and simulation results (Experiment 4)

Aaron Veldre, Lili Yu, Sally Andrews & Erik Reichle
It is well known that visual acuity is not uniform across the visual field. Acuity instead decreases precipitously from the center of vision. The region of maximum acuity, called the fovea, is comprised of the central 2º of the visual field, with a region of rapidly decreasing acuity called the parafovea extending an additional 5º of visual angle to either side of this. Although the photoreceptors required for perceiving fine detail are largely limited to...

Categorisation and the other-race effect

Daniel Guilbert
This experiment is designed to test social-cognitive explanations for the other-race effect in face recognition. In particular, this study tests whether categorisation of own-race faces reduces the other-race effect.

The Effect of Attentional Bias Modification on Body Size Attentional Bias.

Thea House, Ian Stephen, Ian Penton-Voak & Kevin Brooks


Omid Ghasemi & Andrew Roberts

1. Theory of Mind and emotion recognition in the Reading the Mind in the Eyes test: a factor analysis

Wendy Higgins, Vince Polito, Robert Ross & Robyn Langdon
3.1. Baron-Cohen and colleagues created The Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test (RMET, Baron-Cohen et al., 2001) as a test of theory of mind (ToM) ability in autistic adults. In experimental research, the RMET is now one of the most widely used tools to assess ToM in a variety of clinical and nonclinical populations. However, a limited understanding of the psychometric properties of the RMET, including its factor structure and its validity as a...

The effect of an odd-one-out visual search task on attentional bias, body size adaptation, and body dissatisfaction.

Thea House, Ian Stephen, Kevin Brooks, Helen Bould, Angela Attwood & Ian Penton-Voak
This study aims to test whether an attention training version of the visual search task influences body size perception and body dissatisfaction. Participants are trained to attend towards high vs low BMI (body mass index) body sizes and we measure whether the attention training influences attentional bias, body size adaptation, and body dissatisfaction.

Language outcomes in children who underwent posterior fossa surgery. A systematic review.

Cheyenne Svaldi, Saskia Kohnen, Effy Ntemou, Roel Jonkers & Vânia de Aguiar
The aim of this systematic review is to synthesise the literature on the spoken and written language outcomes in children who underwent posterior fossa surgery for the removal of a posterior fossa tumour.

FAIMS 3.0: Electronic Field Notebooks - An Introduction to the Project

Shawn Ross, Penny Crook, Brian Ballsun-Stanton, Steve Cassidy, Jens Klump & Adela Sobotkova
This is a standalone presentation providing a brief introduction to the FAIMS project.

Vowel hyperarticulation in infant-directed speech - a meta-analysis-Step 2

Irena Lovcevic, Titia Benders, Sho Tsuji, Riccardo Fusaroli, Christina Dideriksen & Emma Fowler
3.1. When addressing infants, adults produce a special speech register known as infant-directed speech (IDS) (Fernald & Simon, 1984), which can be differentiated from adult-directed speech (ADS) by a number of linguistic, acoustic, and visual properties (Chong, Werker, Russell, & Carroll, 2003; Cooper & Aslin, 1990; Fernald & Simon, 1984; Kalashnikova, Carignan, & Burnham, 2017; Kuhl et al., 1997). In this study, we are focused on one of these features, vowel hyperarticulation. Vowel hyperarticulation refers...

Untangling the Effect of Semantic Structure on Visual Perception

Joshua Vinson & Kim Curby
Recurrent connections throughout the Ventral Visual Pathway (VVP) are crucial for visual object recognition (Clarke & Tyler, 2015; Clarke et al., 2018). Recent research has displayed how an object’s semantic associations, represented in the Anterior Temporal Lobe (ATL), feedback into more posterior regions of the VVP, thereby increasing the robustness and efficiency of perceptual processing (Chiou & Lambdon-Ralph, 2016). The influence that semantic knowledge of an object has on visual perception is related to the...

Introduction to R Workshop (January 2020)

Omid Ghasemi & Mazidi
This repository contains recordings of the Introduction to R workshop.

Innovative Models of Care for Hospitals of the Future - Addendum 02.07.21

Natalie Roberts
Roberts, N. (2021, June 1). Innovative Models of Care for Hospitals of the Future. Retrieved from: osf.io/7q5db

The Effect of Covert Attention on Body Size Adaptation and Body Dissatisfaction.

Thea House, Ian Stephen, Ian Penton-Voak & Kevin Brooks
The direction of attention toward people of a smaller body size is associated with higher rates of body dissatisfaction (Moussally et al., 2016) and the tendency to perceive smaller bodies as “normal” sized (Stephen, Sturman et al., 2018). In a previously preregistered online experiment, we investigated whether an attentional bias modification task—the Dot Probe task—could be used to alter 1) attention to high vs low fat body stimuli, 2) the body size perceived as “normal”,...

Eye movement patterns of primary-school aged children with developmental dyslexia learning to read alphabetic orthographies

Silvia Puertas Cespedes, Lili Yu, Vânia de Aguiar, Roel Jonkers, Solveig Castelli & Saskia Kohnen
The aim of this systematic review is to document scientific literature on the eye tracking patterns observed during reading in children with developmental dyslexia, readers of alphabetic orthographies.

Experiment 1: using hypnosis to influence belief bias

Stephanie Howarth, Vince Polito, Amanda Barnier, Simon Handley, Max Coltheart, Louis Klein & Dries Trippas

Argument Complexity and Persuasion

Omid Ghasemi
Is there a relationship between argument complexity and persuasion? Are simple arguments more successful in persuasion than complex ones? On simple arguments, logic-based judgments may be more accessible than belief-based judgments because the underlying logical structure of the argument is clear. If this is the case, it seems that reasoners can be more easily convinced by simple arguments than complex arguments. However, it is reasonable to assume that complex arguments may signal reasoners' expertise, argument...

Emotion vs. Non-Emotion Single Words

Catherine Mason, Lyndsey Nickels & Solene Hameau
Evidence from previous studies suggests that emotion can impact on lexical processing, with both words that refer to emotions and words that have emotional associations having a processing advantage over neutral words (e.g., Altarriba & Bauer, 2004; Kousta et al., 2009; 2011). However, currently there is debate regarding the cognitive mechanism that underpins this effect and, in addition, it is not clear whether any emotion-based processing advantage differs across language tasks. This study therefore aims...

Exploring Mispronunciation Correction: An Eye-Tracking Study

Lyndall Murray, Hua-Chen Wang, Rauno Parrila & Anne Castles

Direct and indirect effects of myrtle rust in Australian rainforests

Paige Lieurance
The invasive pathogen Austropuccinia psidii (myrtle rust) was detected in Australia in 2010 and has since posed a great threat to myrtle species. My study will be working with a subset of the data collected by Fernandez-Winzer at al. (2020). Their study assessed the effect myrtle rust had on highly susceptible species and its surrounding community in Australian rainforests, to determine its severity. To test direct effects, canopy cover and seedling abundance were measured across...

Categorization, Individuation, and the Other-Race Effect

Daniel Guilbert
This pre-registration is to document our analysis plan for two related experiments exploring how categorization and individuation influence the Other-Race Effect in face recognition. Data collection for this study has been completed, but these data have not been analysed in any way.


Omid Ghasemi

Dream Machines? Examining Children's Thoughts and Feelings about Animals and Toys to Inform Robotic-Pet Design

Jean-Noel George & Emily Cross
An exploration into the attachment-promoting and engagement-sustaining features of children's companions, nonexclusive to any specific pet, animal, or toy, within the context of family units, culture, and communities. Furthermore, this study aims to identify commonalities in the preferences of children across sociodemographic groups.

Glycosylation patterns among adipose cell types

Jerresa Jabson
Adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) can differentiate into various cell types. In vivo differentiation results in mature adipocytes, however, in vitro differentiation results in mesenchymal lineages such as adipocytes. The protein glycosylation patterns are identified by the N-glycans and O-glycans present on the membrane of these cells. Glycan structures differ with stages of adipogenesis, and is also reflected in expression of adipocyte specific markers. Characterisation of the glycan structures will enable comparison of the cellular glycosylation...

Using eye-movements to develop an ecologically-valid AI measure of reading comprehension

Diane Mézière, Lili Yu, Genevieve McArthur, Erik Reichle & Titus von der Malsburg

Experiment 4: using a combination of hypnosis and TMS to disrupt the belief bias effect.

Stephanie Howarth, Amanda Barnier, Simon Handley, Louis Klein, Vince Polito, Max Coltheart & Dries Trippas

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