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Department of Psychology


Key publications: 


Ramamoorthy, N., Parker, M., Plaisted-Grant, K., Muhl-Richardson, A., & Davis, G. (2020). Attention neglects a stare-in-the-crowd: Unanticipated consequences of prediction-error coding. Cognition, 104519.
Ramamoorthy, N., Jamieson, O., Imaan, N., Plaisted-Grant, K., & Davis, G. (2020). Enhanced detection of gaze toward an object: Sociocognitive influences on visual search. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 1-9.
Ramamoorthy, N., Plaisted-Grant, K., & Davis, G. (2019). Fractionating the stare-in-the-crowd effect: Two distinct, obligatory biases in search for gaze. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 45(8), 1015.
Tortosa-Molina, M., & Davis, G. (2018). Unconscious priming dissociates ‘free choice’from ‘spontaneous urge’responses. Consciousness and Cognition, 60, 72-85.
Daffron, J. L., & Davis, G. (2016). Target templates specify visual, not semantic, features to guide search: A marked asymmetry between seeking and ignoring. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 78(7), 2049-2065.
Daffron, J. L., & Davis, G. (2015). Templates for rejection can specify semantic properties of nontargets in natural scenes. Journal of vision, 15(15), 16-16.
Davis, G., & Plaisted-Grant, K. (2015). Low endogenous neural noise in autism. Autism, 19(3), 351-362.

JL Daffron, G Davis (2016). Target templates specify visual, not semantic, features to guide search: A marked asymmetry between seeking and ignoring Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics 78 (7), 2049-2065.

Other publications: 

Teufel C, Fletcher PC, Davis G (2010), Seeing other minds: attributed mental states influence perception. Trends Cogn Sci 14(8):376-82.

Teufel C, Alexis DM, Todd H, Lawrance-Owen AJ, Clayton NS, Davis G (2009), Social cognition modulates the sensory coding of observed gaze direction. Curr Biol 19(15):1274-7.

Csibra, G., Davis, G., Spratling, M. W., & Johnson, M. H. (2000). Gamma oscillations and object processing in the infant brain. Science, 290(5496), 1582-1585.

Mattingley, J.B., Davis, G, & Driver, J. (1997). Preattentive filling-in of visual surfaces in Parietal Extinction. Science, 275, 671-673.

Davis, G. & Driver, J. (1994). Parallel detection of Kanizsa subjective figures in the human visual system. Nature, 371(6500), 791-793.


University Senior Lecturer

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Person keywords: 
visual cognition
visual search
Takes PhD students
Available for consultancy