George Mather
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Recent publications and presentations

Recently published research papers include studies of perceived walking speed, brain stimulation during motion perception, and image statistics in Western visual art. A further two papers are currently under review. A book chapter on sensation and perception was published in December last year in the BPS textbook "Psychology", edited by Graham Davey. See the Publications section for details of my publications.

Research presentations were given last year at the European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP) and at the Visual Science of Art (VSAC) conference, both in Trieste in August 2018. See the Publications section for abstracts. I also gave an invited research presentation at the University of Liverpool.

Planned conferences this year include presentations at ECVP/VSAC in Leuven, Belgium, in August.

See here for a PDF of my CV, and here for a PDF of my publication list.

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 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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