George Mather
Publications

Journal Articles

Mather, G., Battaglini, L., & Campana, G. (2016) TMS reveals flexible use of form and motion cues in biological motion perception. Neuropsychologia. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2016.02.015.

Mather, G., Sharman, R.J. (2015) Decision-level adaptation in motion perception. Royal Society Open Science, 2 (12), 150418. PDF

Mather, G. (2014) Artistic adjustment of image spectral slope. Art & Perception, 2 (1-2). pp. 11-22. PDF

Pavan, A., Contillo, A., Mather, G. (2014) Modelling fast forms of visual neural plasticity using a modified second-order motion energy model. Journal of Computational Neuroscience 37, 493-504. PDF

Pavan, A., Marotti, R. B., & Mather, G. (2013). Motion-form interactions beyond the motion integration level: Evidence for interactions between orientation and optic flow signals. Journal of vision, 13(6). PDF

Mather, G., Pavan, A., Bellocosa Marotti, R., Campana, G., & Casco, C. (2013) Interactions between motion and form processing in the human visual system. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 7, Article 65. PDF

Pavan, A., Contillo, A., & Mather, G. (2013). Modelling adaptation to directional motion using the Adelson-Bergen energy sensor. PLOS ONE, 8(3), e59298. PDF

Mather, G., Pavan, A., Bellacosa, R., Casco, C. (2012) Psychophysical evidence for interactions between visual motion and form processing at the level of motion integrating receptive fields. Neuropsychologia, 50(1), 153-159. PDF

Mather, G. (2012) Aesthetic judgement of orientation in modern art. i-Perception, 3, 18-24. PDF

Pavan, A., Casco, C., Mather, G., Bellacosa, R., Cuturi, L.F., Campana, G. (2011) The effect of spatial orientation on detecting motion trajectories in noise. Vision Research, 51, 2077-2084. PDF

Challinor, K.L., Mather, G. (2010) A motion-energy model predicts the direction discrimination and MAE duration of two-stroke apparent motion at high and low retinal illuminance. Vision Research, 50, 1109-1116. PDF

Mather, G. (2010). Head – body ratio as a visual cue for stature in people and sculptural art. Perception, 39(10), 1390-1395. PDF

Mather, G.  Challinor, K. L. (2009). Psychophysical properties of two-stroke apparent motion. Journal of Vision, 9(1):28, 1-6. PDF

Mather, G., Pavan, A. (2009) Motion-induced position shifts occur after motion integration. Vision Research, 49, 2741-2746. PDF

Mather G (2008) Perceptual uncertainty and line-call challenges in professional tennis. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B, 275, 1645-1651. PDF

Pavan A, Mather G (2008) Distinct position assignment mechanisms revealed by cross-order motion. Vision Research, 48, 2260-2268. PDF

Mather G, Pavan A, Campana G, Casco C (2008) The motion after-effect reloaded. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 12, 481-487. PDF

Mather G (2006) Two-stroke: a new illusion of visual motion based on the time course of neural responses in the human visual system. Vision Research, 46, 2015-2018. PDF

Mather G, Daniell AK (2005) No effect of spatial phase randomisation on direction discrimination in dense random element patterns. Vision Research, 45, 759-764. PDF

Mather G, Smith DRR (2004) Combining depth cues: effects upon speed of performance in a depth-ordering task. Vision Research, 44, 557-562. PDF

Mosimann UP, Mather G, Wesnes KA, O’Brien DM, Burn DJ, McKeith IG (2004) Visual perception in Parkinson disease dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies. Neurology, 63, 2091-2096. PDF

Mather G, Smith DRR (2002) Blur discrimination and its relation to blur-mediated depth perception. Perception, 31, 1211-1219. PDF

Mather G (2001) Object-oriented models of cognitive processing. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 5, 182-184. PDF

Anstis S, Smith DRR, Mather G. (2000) Luminance processing in apparent motion, vernier offset, and stereoscopic depth. Vision Research, 40, 657-675. PDF

Mather G. (2000) Integration biases in the Ouchi and other visual illusions. Perception, 29, 721-727. PDF

Mather G, Smith DRR. (2000) Depth cue integration: stereopsis and image blur. Vision Research, 40, 3501-3506. PDF

Brooks K, Mather G. (2000) Perceived speed of motion in depth is reduced in the periphery. Vision Research, 40, 3507-3516. PDF

Mather G, Murdoch L (1999) Second-order processing of four-stroke apparent motion. Vision Research, 39, 1795-1802. PDF

Anstis S, Verstraten F, Mather G (1998) The motion after-effect. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 2, 111-117. PDF

Mather G, Murdoch L (1998) Evidence for global motion interactions between first-order and second-order stimuli. Perception, 27, 761-767. PDF

Mather G, Murdoch L. (1997) Order-specific and non-specific motion responses in the human visual system. Vision Research, 37, 605-611. PDF

Mather G (1997) The use of image blur as a depth cue. Perception, 26, 1147-1158. PDF

Mather G (1996) Image blur as a pictorial depth cue. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B, 263, 169-171. PDF

Mather G, Tunley H. (1995) Temporal filtering enhances direction discrimination in random dot patterns. Vision Research, 35, 2105-2116. PDF

Mather G, Tunley H. (1995) Motion detection in interleaved random dot patterns: evidence for a rectifying nonlinearity preceding motion analysis. Vision Research, 35, 2117-2125. PDF

Mather G, Anstis S M (1995) Second-order texture contrast resolves ambiguous apparent motion. Perception, 24, 1373-1382. PDF

Morgan M, Mather G. (1994) Motion detection in two-frame sequences with differing spatial frequency content. Vision Research, 34, 197-208. PDF

Mather G, Murdoch L (1994) Gender discrimination in biological motion displays based on dynamic cues. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B, 258, 273-279. PDF

Mather G, West S. (1993) Evidence for second-order motion detectors. Vision Research, 33, 1109-1112. PDF

Mather G, West S. (1993) Recognition of animal locomotion mediated by point-light displays. Perception, 22, 759-766. PDF

Mather G, Radford K, West S (1992) Low-level visual processing of biological motion. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B, 249, 149-155. PDF

Mather G. (1991) First-order and second-order visual processes in the perception of motion and tilt. Vision Research, 31, 161-167. PDF

Mather G, Moulden B, O'Halloran A. (1991) Polarity specific adaptation to motion in the human visual system. Vision Research, 31, 1013-1019. PDF

Mather G, O'Halloran A, Anstis S. (1991) The spacing illusion: a spatial aperture problem? Perception, 20, 387-392. PDF

Mather G. (1990) Computational modelling of motion detectors: responses to two-frame displays. Spatial Vision, 5, 1-14.

Mather G. (1989) The role of subjective contours in capture of stereopsis. Vision Research, 29, 143-146

Mather G. (1989) Early motion processes and the Kinetic Depth Effect. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 41, 183-198.

Cavanagh P, Mather G. (1989) Motion: the long and short of it. Spatial Vision, 4, 103-129. PDF

Mather G. (1988) Temporal properties of apparent motion in subjective figures. Perception, 17, 729-736.

Mather G. (1987) The dependence of edge displacement thresholds on edge blur, contrast, and displacement distance. Vision Research, 27, 1631-1637.

Anstis S, Cavanagh P, Maurer D, Lewis T, MacLeod D, Mather G. (1986) Computer generated screening test for colour blindness. Color Research  and Applications, 11, S63-S66.

Mather G, Morgan M J. (1986) Irradiation: implications for theories of edge localization. Vision Research, 26, 1007-1015.

Anstis S, Mather G (1985) Effects of luminance and contrast on direction of ambiguous apparent motion. Perception, 14, 167-179.

Mather G, Cavanagh P, Anstis S (1985) A moving display which opposes short-range and long-range signals. Perception, 14, 163-166.

Mather G. (1985) Apparent motion from luminance change: further comments on candidate mechanisms. Vision Research, 25, 2005-2006.

Cavanagh P, Anstis S, Mather G (1984) Screening for colour blindness using optokinetic nystagmus. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 25, 463-466.

Morgan M, Mather G, Moulden B, Watt R (1984) Intensity-response non-linearities and the theory of edge localisation. Vision Research, 24, 713-720.

Mather G. (1984) Luminance change generates apparent movement:  implications for models of directional selectivity in the human visual system. Vision Research, 24, 1399-1405.

Moulden B, Renshaw J, Mather G (1984) A two-filter channel for flicker in the human visual system. Perception, 13, 387-400.

Mather G, Moulden B (1983) Thresholds for movement direction: two directions are less detectable than one. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 35, 513-518.

Mather G, Moulden B (1980) A simultaneous shift in apparent direction: further evidence for a 'distribution shift' model of  direction coding. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 32, 325-333.

Mather G. (1980) The movement after-effect and a distribution shift model of direction coding. Perception, 9, 379-392. PDF

Moulden B, Mather G (1978) In defense of a ratio model for motion detection at threshold. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 30, 505-520.

Conference Presentations

Mather, G., Battaglini, L., Campana, G. (2015) TMS reveals dual processing routes for biological motion processing. Applied Vision Association Christmas meeting, London, December 2015.

Sharman, R.J., Mather, G. (2015) Is adaptation to human motion necessary to change the apparent speed of locomotion? Perception (1 suppl), 44, 235.

Mather, G., Sharman, R.J. (2015) Changes in the apparent speed of human locomotion: Norm-based coding of speed. Perception (1 suppl), 44, 231.

Mather, G. (2015) The depiction of visual space in Canaletto's Venetian vedute. Visual Science of Art Conference, Liverpool, UK, 22-23rd August 2015.

Mather, G., Sharman, R.J. (2014) The effect of implied motion on the motion after-effect. Perception (1 suppl), 43, 65.

Mather, G. (2014) Fractal properties and attractiveness ratings of generative abstract art. Visual Science of Art Conference, Belgrade, Serbia, August 2014.

Mather, G., Bellacosa, R., Pavan, A. (2012) Motion-form interactions beyond the motion integration level: psychophysical evidence for interactions between orientation and optic flow signals. Perception (1 suppl), 41, 179.

Mather, G. (2012) Image preference and visual statistics. Visual Science of Art Conference, Alghero, Italy, September 2012.

Mather, G., Pavan, A., Contillo, A. (2012) Modelling adaptation using the Adelson-Bergen energy sensor. Journal of Vision, 12(9), 763.

Mather, G., Pavan, A., Bellicosa, R. (2011) Static gratings modulate motion after-effect duration but not direction. Applied Vision Association Christmas Meeting, York, December 2011.

Mather, G., Battaglini, L. (2011). A simple model of position effects in apparent motion perception. Perception (1 suppl), 40, 176.

Pavan, A., Mather, G., Bellacosa, R., Casco, (2011) Psychophysical evidence for interactions between visual form and motion signals during motion integration in cortical area MT. Perception (1 suppl), 40, 26.

Mather, G., Challinor, K. (2011) Psychophysical evidence for spatiotemporal tuning in human motion sensing receptive fields. Asia-Pacific Conference on Vision, Hong Kong, July 2011.

Mather, G. (2010) Body proportion as a cue for the perception of human stature. Applied Vision Association Easter Meeting, Liverpool, April 2010.

Mather, G., Challinor, K. (2010) Psychophysical tests of the motion energy model. Perception, 39 (1 suppl), 152.

Pavan, A., Casco, C., Mather, G., Campana, G. (2009) Two mechanisms for detecting spatial contours defined by motion. Perception, 38 (1 suppl), 42.

Challinor, K., Mather, G. (2009) Biphasic temporal response of low-level motion detectors in human vision revealed by a direction discrimination task. Perception, 38 (1 suppl), 8.

Pavan, A., Mather, G. (2008) Distinct position assignment mechanisms revealed by cross-order motion. Perception, 37, S68. Mather, G., Pavan, A. (2008) Motion-induced position shifts occur after motion integration. Perception, 37 (1 suppl), 83.

Mather, G. (2007) Two-stroke apparent motion is abolished at low luminance. Perception, 36 (1 suppl), 36.

Mather, G. (2006) Where is the sense in low-level motion? Perception, 35 (1 suppl), 69.

Mather, G. (2006) Motion after-effects from two-stroke apparent motion. Journal of Vision, 6(6), 549.

Rogers, J., Hamilton, R., Mather, G. (2005) Motion perception in art and design research. Perception, 34 (1 suppl), 90.

Mather, G., Hamilton, R., Rogers, J. (2005) Perception of phase wave motion. Perception, 34 (1 suppl), 12.

Daniell, A., Mather, G. (2003) Dmax in the Fourier domain. Perception, 32 (suppl), 103.

Thompson, B., Mather, G. (2003) Discriminating the biological motion of animals. Journal of Vision, 3(9), 529.

Mather, G., Daniell, A. (2003) Direction discrimination performance measured using a Fourier domain signal-to-noise paradigm. Journal of Vision, 3(9), 283.

Thompson, B., Mather, G. (2002) The role of motion cues in the recognition of animals. Perception, 31 (1 suppl), 120.

Daniell, A., Mather, G. (2002) The spatiotemporal autocorrelation spectrum bridges energy-based and feature-based accounts of motion. Perception, 31 (1 suppl), 136.

Mather, G., Daniell, A. (2002) Separating energy-based and feature-based accounts of motion discrimination in random-dot kinematograms. Perception, 31 (1 suppl), 99.

Daniell, A., Mather, G. (2001) Modelling random block kinematogram performance with edge statistics. Invest. Ophthalm. Vis. Sci.Supp., 42, 870.

Mather, G., Thompson, B. (2001) Stationary pedestals during adaptation reduce motion after-effect duration. Invest. Ophthalm. Vis. Sci.Supp., 42, 532.

Nakayama, M., Mather, G. (2000) Object recognition in the mental rotation of line-drawn and dot-defined objects. Perception, 29 (1 suppl), 115.

Mather, G. (2000) Blur discrimination and its relation to blur-mediated depth perception. Peception, 29 (1 suppl), 120.

Mather, G. (1999) Blur discrimination and its relation to blur-mediated depth perception. Applied Vision Association Christmas Meeting, Birmingnham, December 1999.

Mather, G., Smith, D. (1999) Blur and stereoscopic disparity interactions influence depth perception. Perception, 28 (1 suppl), 131.

Anstis, S., Smith, D., Mather, G. (1998) Linear luminance processing in motion and flicker. Perception, 27 (1 suppl), 51.

Nakayama, M., Mather, G. (1998) Mental Rotation of dot-defined objects. Perception, 27 (1 suppl), 122.

Anstis, S., Smith, D., Mather, G. (1998) Luminance processing in flicker and motion. Invest. Ophthalm. Vis. Sci. Supp. 39.

Mather, G. (1998) Blur-mediated depth cues are available pre-attentively. Invest. Ophthalm. Vis. Sci. Supp. 39.

Mather, G., Murdoch, L. (1996) Second-order four-stroke apparent motion. Invest. Ophthalm. Vis. Sci. Supp. 37, 900.

Mather ,G., Murdoch, L. (1995) Attentional control in direction discrimination tasks. Invest. Ophthalm. Vis. Sci. Supp. 36, 227.

Mather, G., Murdoch, L.(1994) Integration of first-order and second-order motion signals in the human visual system. Perception, 23 (1 suppl), 27.

Mather, G., Tunley, H. (1993) Temporal filtering enhances motion detection. Perception, 22 (1 suppl), 31.

Mather, G. (1993) MAEs from barberpole stimuli. Waterfall Illusion Conference, Falls of Foyers, Scotland, August, 1993.

Mather, G. (1990) Spatial and temporal polarity specificity of motion adaptation. Perception, 19 (1 suppl), 8.

Mather, G. (1988) Models of the motion detector: which ones predict known illusions of movement? Perception, 17 (1 suppl), 350.

Mather, G. (1986) Spatial and temporal determinants of motion discrimination thresholds. Invest. Ophthalm. Vis. Sci. Supp. 27, 344.

Mather, G. (1985) Irradiation: a challenge for theories of edge localisation? Perception, 14 (1 suppl), 30.

Mather, G. (1984) What primitive features are used to detect motion? Perception, 13 (1 suppl), 18.

Mather, G., Cavanagh, P., Anstis, S. (1983) Screening for colour-blindness by making use of optokinetic nystagmus. Perception, 12 (1 suppl), 10.

Anstis, S., Mather, G. (1983) Effects of luminance and contrast on direction of ambiguous apparent motion. Ophthalm. Vis. Sci. Supp. 24, 277.

Books

CoverMather, G. (2016) Foundations of Sensation and Perception. 3rd ed.
Routledge, Abingdon.

 

Mather, G. (2014) Eye, Brain, and Art: The Psychology of Visual Art.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

 

Mather, G. (2011) Essentials of Sensation and Perception.
Routledge, Hove.

 

Mather, G. (2009) Foundations of Sensation and Perception. 2nd ed.
Psychology Press, Hove.

 

Mather G, Verstraten F, Anstis S. (1998) Eds. The Motion Aftereffect: A Modern Perspective.
MIT Press, Cambridge Mass.

 

 

Book chapters

Mather, G. (2015) Computational approaches to perception: Beyond Marr’s (1982) computational approach to vision. In: Eysenck, M. & Groome, D. (Eds). Cognitive Psychology: Revisiting the Classic Studies. Sage.

Mather, G. (2010). Motion perception: Behavior and neural substrate. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science.

Mather G. Vision. (2008) In: S Davis, W Buskist (Eds) 21st Century Psychology: A Reference Handbook. Sage, Los Angeles.

Mather G. (1994) Motion detector models: psychophysical evidence. In: AT Smith, RJ Snowden (Eds) Visual Detection of Motion Academic Press, London.

Mather G (2006) Psychology of motion perception. Entry in Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science Macmillan.

Mather G (2004) Perceptual and cognitive limits on driver information processing. In: PRN Childs, RK Stobart (Eds) Total Vehicle Technology. Professional Engineering Publishing, Bury St Edmunds.