Ph.D. student in Psychology (2013-2017) The study of sensory integration has never been more important given the nascence of the consumer VR industry. In my work I try to find out how we process multisensory information, with a view to exploiting this knowledge so that we can inform future developments in technology. Currently I am
In this experiment, you’ll be shown point-light animations of humans doing various actions. Your job will be to guess whether they are male or female.
Gravity links spatial and temporal aspects of the behaviour of objects in our visual environment. Gravity also imposes constraints on moving animals. Our visual system employs knowledge about these constraints in order to detect, perceive and adequately interpret biological motion. Psychophysical experiments show how this is achieved. Size and speed demo This demo simulates an […]
Derive your own attributes! This demo allows you to derive your own axis in motion space. You will be prompted to input whatever attribute you are interested in.
The BiomotionLab is now part of an International Graduate School which involves 12 Canadian researchers, 12 German researchers, and – most importantly – doctoral students from all contributing laboratories. Researchers and students in Canada come from York, Western, and Queen’s. The two German universities involved are the Justus-Liebig University in Giessen, and the Philipps University […]
It is VSS time again! This year I came here with two graduate students and two posters. Seamas Weech and Sophie Kenny both present studies relating to some recent discussions of the “facing-the-viewer bias” that we observe in biological motion perception: Even though standard point-light displays and related depictions of the human body in action […]
If someone would present you with the display of a person stepping backwards on a treadmill and you were asked “Which way is the person going“ you might ask for more specific instructions: “The person is facing in one direction, she is moving as if walking into the other direction, but overall she remains stationary. […]