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
Barnett, JB., Varela, BJ., Jennings, BJ., Lesbarrères, D., Pruitt, JN. and Green, DM. (2021) 'Habitat disturbance alters color contrast and the detectability of cryptic and aposematic frogs'. Behavioral Ecology, 0 (in press). ISSN: 1045-2249 Open Access Link
Vanova, M., Aldridge-Waddon, L., Jennings, B., Puzzo, I. and Kumari, V. (2020) 'Reading Skills Deficits in People with Mental Illness: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis'. European Psychiatry, 64 (1). pp. 1 - 28. ISSN: 0924-9338 Open Access Link
Kingdom, F., Tomuma, S. and Jennings, B. (2020) 'Negative afterimages facilitate the detection of real images'. Vision Research, 170. pp. 25 - 34. ISSN: 0042-6989 Open Access Link
Schmidtmann, G., Jennings, BJ., Sandra, DA., Pollock, J. and Gold, I. (2020) 'The McGill Face Database: Validation and Insights Into the Recognition of Facial Expressions of Complex Mental States'. Perception, 49 (3). pp. 1 - 20. ISSN: 0301-0066 Open Access Link
Kingdom, F., Seulami, N., Jennings, B. and Georgeson, M. (2019) 'Interocular difference thresholds are mediated by binocular differencing not summing channels'. Journal of Vision, 19 (14). pp. 1 - 15. ISSN: 1534-7362 Open Access Link