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Dr Ben Jennings
Senior 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

Vanova, M., Aldridge-Waddon, L., Norbury, R., Jennings, B., Puzzo, I. and Kumari, V. (2022) 'Distinct neural signatures of schizotypy and psychopathy during visual word-nonword recognition'. Human Brain Mapping, 0 (in press). pp. 1 - 13. ISSN: 1065-9471 Open Access Link

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Vanova, M., Aldridge-Waddon, L., Jennings, B., Elbers, L., Puzzo, I. and Kumari, V. (2021) 'Clarifying the Roles of Schizotypy and Psychopathic Traits in Lexical Decision Performance'. Schizophrenia Research: Cognition, 27. pp. 1 - 8. ISSN: 2215-0013 Open Access Link

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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). pp. 814 - 825. ISSN: 1045-2249 Open Access Link

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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

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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

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