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Dr Ben Jennings
Senior Lecturer in Psychology


My research is based in the field of human visual perception and predominately employs psychophysical and electrophysiological methods.  A running theme in my research is the interaction of colour and luminance signals in the early visual system (for example, their influence on interocular suppression), through to high-level processing (for example, object recognition and visual working memory). In addition to basic research I am investigating the usefulness of traditional behavioral methods for monitoring the effectiveness of treatments in clinical populations with traumatic brain injuries and schizophrenia. I am also currently conducting a series of experiments that investigate emotion perception based on face stimuli, by employing both psychophysical and eye movement techniques.

Newest selected publications

Cooper, H., Jennings, BJ., Kumari, V., Willard, AK. and Bennetts, RJ. (2024) 'The association between childhood trauma and emotion recognition is reduced or eliminated when controlling for alexithymia and psychopathy traits'. Scientific Reports, 14 (1). pp. 1 - 14. ISSN: 2045-2322 Open Access Link

Journal article

Vanova, M., Ettinger, U., Aldridge-Waddon, L., Jennings, B., Norbury, R. and Kumari, V. (2023) 'Positive schizotypy and motor impulsivity correlate with response aberrations in ventral attention network during inhibitory control'. Cortex, 169 (December 2023). pp. 235 - 248. ISSN: 0010-9452 Open Access Link

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Little, C., Solomonova, E., Jordan, M., Klein, N., Jennings, B., Schmidtmann, G., et al. (2022) 'The discrimination of self from other as a component of empathy'. Emotion, 23 (6). pp. 1773 - 1780. ISSN: 1528-3542 Open Access Link

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Jennings, BJ., Nimuchwala, S., Kingdom, F. and Parton, A. (2022) 'Altered high-level chromatic perception in Parkinson's disease'. PERCEPTION. pp. 143 - 144. ISSN: 0301-0066

Conference paper

Jennings, BJ., Tseng, T-W., Ouhnana, M. and Kingdom, FAA. (2022) 'Different symmetries, different mechanisms'. Attention, Perception and Psychophysics, 85 (1). pp. 166 - 173. ISSN: 1943-3921 Open Access Link

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