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Durham University

Centre for Vision and Visual Cognition


SectionNameEmailResearch Interests
Academic Staff: Dr Anthony Atkinson
  • Social cognitive neuroscience
  • The emotions
  • The perception of faces, emotions, and biological motion
  • The scientific study of consciousness
  • Conceptual issues in evolutionary & cognitive psychological explanation
Dr Ulrik Beierholm Contact Ulrik Beierholm
  • Computational Neuroscience, Perception, Decision Making, Neuroeconomics, Machine Learning
Professor Toby Breckon
  • autonomous sensing
  • computer vision
  • image processing
  • machine learning
  • robotic sensing
Dr Mike Burt
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Facial expression recognition
Dr Jason Connolly -
Dr Dorothy Cowie -
Professor Amanda Ellison -
Dr Anna Grubert
  • Key words:
  • Visual selective attention
  • Top-down attentional control
  • Memory-guided attentional selection and attentional templates
  • Psychophysical paradigms
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Event-related potentials (ERPs)
Dr Markus Hausmann
  • A biopsychosocial approach to cognitive sex differences
  • Neuromodulatory properties of sex hormones
  • Hemispheric asymmetries and interhemispheric interaction
  • Spatial attention and spatial cognition
  • Social cognition
  • Emotional face recognition
Dr Ala Hola
  • attention
  • overt and covert shifts of human spatial attention; cross-modal cueing
Dr Bob Kentridge
  • neuropsychology of awareness, blindsight, colour vision and attention
Dr George Alex Koulieris
  • Computer Graphics
  • Displays
  • Virtual Reality
  • Visual Perception
Dr Alison Lane
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Visuospatial attention
Dr Frederick Li
  • Computer Graphics
  • Distributed Virtual Environment
  • Multimedia Systems
  • Surface Modeling
  • Virtual Reality
Professor Gordon Love
  • Vision Science
  • 3D Displays
  • Computer Graphics
  • Adaptive Optics
  • Liquid Crystal Technology
  • Image Processing
  • Optics
Dr Kaja Mitrenga Contact Kaja Mitrenga -
Dr Boguslaw Obara
  • Image Processing
  • Pattern Recognition
  • BioImage Informatics
  • Computer Vision
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Science
Dr Maria Olkkonen
  • Color constancy
  • Color perception
  • Probabilistic inference
  • Visual psychophysics, cognitive neuroscience
Dr Daniel T. Smith
  • Attention & Memory in Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
  • Neurorehabilitation of visual field defects
  • Visual attention
  • Oculomotor control
  • Goals and motivation in sport
Dr Lore Thaler
  • human echolocation, visual perception, auditory perception, blindness, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
Dr Mario Weick -
Dr Holger Wiese Contact Holger Wiese
  • Face Recognition
  • Face memory, particularly memory biases for own-group faces ('own-race bias', 'own-age bias', 'own-gender bias')
  • Person Categorization and processing of visually derivable facial information (age, gender, ethnicity, attractiveness)
  • Cognitive and neural correlates of aging in face memory and perception
  • Organization of person-related information in semantic memory
Research Fellows: Dr Stacey Aston Contact Stacey Aston -
Dr Soazig Casteau Contact Soazig Casteau
  • Oculomotor control
  • Saccadic eye movements
  • Visual attention
  • Visual perception
Dr James Negen Contact James Negen -
Dr Liam Norman Contact Liam Norman -
Postgraduate Students: Ms Reneta Kiryakova Contact Reneta Kiryakova -
Ms Rebecca Wedge-roberts Contact Rebecca Wedge-roberts -
Associate Members: Professor John Findlay
  • eye movements and visual attention in visual perception
  • perception of objects and scenes
  • perceptual and cognitive factors involved in interactions with graphical displays
  • picture scanning and visual search tasks
  • the relationship between central and peripheral vision
Professor David Milner Contact David Milner -