George Mather
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Recent Publications

New research papers on the 'turbine blade illusion', Glass patterns, and the perception of locomotion speed. New book chapters on two-stroke motion and general visual processing. See the Publications section for details.

I will be presenting my recent research at the European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP) and at the Visual Science of Art (VSAC) conference, both in Berlin in August.

Recent Presentations

Oral presentation at the Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting (St. Petersburg USA) in May 2016.

Public lecture at the New Scientist's Instant-Expert One-Day Masterclass on "How Your Brain Works" in London, May 2016.

Oral presentation at the European Conference on Visual Perception (Barcelona), August 2016.

Oral presentation at the Vision Science of Art Conference (Barcelona), August 2016.


Research presentations at Universities of Padova, Milano-Bicocca and Milan San Raffaele in October 2016 and June 2017.

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.

Myresearch interests include movement perception, visual after-effects, and the perception of visual art. Details of all my publications can be found on the Publications section of the website. Google Scholar's current count of my citations stands at about 4300 citations, with an h-index of 29 (meaning that 29 papers have each been cited at least 29 times).

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.

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Twitter:@gw_mather

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