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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

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, 0 (ahead of print). pp. 1 - 8. ISSN: 1528-3542 Open Access Link

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Jennings, BJ., Tseng, T-W., Ouhnana, M. and Kingdom, FAA. (2022) 'Different symmetries, different mechanisms'. Attention, Perception and Psychophysics, 85 (1). pp. 1 - 8. ISSN: 1943-3921 Open Access Link

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Cooper, H., Brar, A., Beyaztas, H., Jennings, BJ. and Bennetts, RJ. (2022) 'The effects of face coverings, own-ethnicity biases, and attitudes on emotion recognition'. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 7 (1). pp. 1 - 22. ISSN: 2365-7464 Open Access Link

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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, 43 (12). pp. 3620 - 3632. 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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