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Dr Ben Jennings

Dr Ben Jennings
Lecturer in Psychology

Summary

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

Breuil, C., Jennings, B., Barthelme, S., Guyader, N. and Kingdom, F. (2019) 'Color improves edge classification in human vision'. PLoS Computational Biology, 15 (10). pp. 1 - 15. ISSN: 1553-734X Open Access Link

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Beukema, S., Jennings, B., Olson, J. and Kingdom, F. (2019) 'The pupillary response to the unknown: Novelty versus familiarity'. i-Perception, 10 (5). pp. 1 - 12. ISSN: 2041-6695 Open Access Link

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Jennings, B., Schmidtmann, G., Wehbé, F., Kingdom, F. and Farivar, R. (2019) 'Detection of distortions in images of natural scenes in mild traumatic brain injury patients'. Vision Research, 161. pp. 12 - 17. ISSN: 0042-6989 Open Access Link

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Jennings, B. and Kingdom, F. (2019) 'Unmasking the dichoptic mask'. Journal of Vision, 19 (6). pp. 1 - 8. ISSN: 1534-7362 Open Access Link

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Schmidtmann, G., Jennings, B., Sandra, D., Pollock, J. and Ian, G. (2019) 'The McGill Face Database: validation and insights into the recognition of facial expressions of complex mental states'. biorxiv.Open Access Link

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