George Mather
News and Profile

Recent publications and presentations

My new book on "The Psychology of Art" was recently published by Routledge. A new paper on applying vision science to reviews of offside decisions in football by Video Assistant Referees (VAR) has also recently appeared in the journal Perception (PDF).

Other recently published research papers include more research on VAR, on perceiving moving figures, and on image statistics in Western visual art.

See the Publications section for details of my publications.

Research presentations were given at the European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP) and at the Visual Science of Art (VSAC) conferences in Leuven in 2019. See the Publications section for abstracts. I also gave a keynote presentation in 2019 in Germany at a meeting of the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Centre on Quantitative Methods for Visual Computing (SFB-TRR 161).

Brief Profile

My academic training is in psychological science (a BA degree from the University of Sheffield; PhD from the University of Reading; Fellow of the Higher Education Academy). After finishing my PhD, my research career began with post-doctoral research positions at the University of Reading, York University (Canada), and University College London. I held an academic post as Professor of Experimental Psychology at the University of Sussex until 2011, when I moved to the University of Lincoln as Professor of Vision Science.

My research interests in human vision include movement perception, visual after-effects, perceptual factors is sport, and the perception of visual art. PDFs of most of my publications can be found in the Publications section of the website.

Much of my research has been funded by major UK science funding bodies (listed in the Research section). I am currently on the editorial boards of two international journals (Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B, and Perception/iPerception), and am a member of the Peer Review College of the Economic and Social Science Research Council. I am a member of the Experimental Psychology Society and the Applied Vision Association.

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