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Dr Justin O'Brien
Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Research area(s)

  • Visual development
  • Neuroimaging
  • Developmental disorders
  • Visual psychophysics

Face and Expression Recognition

Face Discrimination

Neuroimaging and dynamic facial expressions
Facial Animation
Biological Motion Perception in Infancy
Biological Motion
Fractal Rotation
Fractal Rotation
Motion Capture
Motion Capture

Research Interests

I investigate normal and abnormal visual development, including motion perception and the susceptibility to visual illusions. I've worked on visual deficits in autism, dyslexia and dyspraxia, from low level visual form and motion integration to higher level face and emotion recognition. As a member of Brunel’s CCN, I use neuroimaging and psychophysical techniques to answer questions about how we recognise people.

Research grants and projects

Project details

  • The Hollow face illusion in infants
  • The perception of biological motion in autism
  • Temporal components of visual attention in the perception of facial configurations