George Mather
News and Profile

Recent publications and presentations

A new published paper on image statistics in Western visual art recently appeared online. Other recently published papers include studies of perceived walking speed, the turbine blade illusion, and dynamic Glass patterns. A new research paper on the perception of human movement speed has been accepted for publication, and a further three papers are currently under review. A book chapter on my two-stroke motion illusion was published last year in the "Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions". Currently in press: a chapter in the BPS textbook "Psychology 1e", edited by Graham Davey, on sensation and perception. See the Publications section for details.

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 Berlin in August 2017. See the Publications section for abstracts. I also gave invited research presentations in 2017 at the universities of Padova, Milano-Bicocca and Milan San Raffaele.

Conference attendances this year include a presentation at an international workshop on "Visual Preference and Neuroaesthetics" in Liverpool in June, and presentations at ECVP/VSAC in Trieste 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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