George Mather
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Recent publications and other activities

My recent publications include a book called "The Psychology of Art", published by Routledge, and  research papers that apply vision science to the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system used in the Premier League. I also published research papers on the perception of moving human figures and on image statistics in Western visual art.

See the Publications section for details of my publications.

In 2021 I had the honour of giving the Geoffrey J Burton Memorial Lecture at the Applied Vision Association Annual Meeting. I was also involved in the organisation and running of the 2021 European Conference on Visual Perception as a virtual meeting. In Spring 2022 I gave an invited talk at the University of Malta. At the end of August I will attend the Visual Science of Art Conference in the Netherlands. The fourth edition of my textbook "Foundations of Sensation and Perception" will be published this autumn.   

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 academic positions at the University of Reading, York University (Canada), and University College London. After UCL I moved to the University of Sussex, where I was Professor of Experimental Psychology until a move to the University of Lincoln as Professor of Vision Science in 2011. I became Emeritus Professor at the University of Lincoln in 2022.

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 a member of the Experimental Psychology Society and the Applied Vision Association.

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