Dr Rebecca Sharman


School School of Applied Sciences

Department Division of Psychology and Forensic Sciences

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+44 (0)1382 30 8097


My research focuses on visual perception and how our brains understand the visual world around us. I am interested in several different areas including:

  • How camouflage undermines the visual system.
  • How colour and luminance cues are combined.
  • The influence of colour on visual discomfort.
  • Whether playing video-games can make us better at other visual tasks.
  • How special effects in media interact with the visual system.

In addition to these areas I have also done work on the perception of human locomotion and symmetry.

I am a peer-reviewer for Scientific Reports, Journal of Vision, Vision Research and Symmetry and an Editorial Board Member for Scientific Reports.

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I teach on and I am module lead for:

PSY301 - Human Variability: Psychobiology & Behaviour

PSY406 - Brain Investigations

I also teach into PSY101 - Intro to Psychology

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Ms Noelle McAra

Ms Noelle McAra

Division of Psychology and Forensic Sciences | School Academic Advisor

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Dr Penny Woolnough

Dr Penny Woolnough

Division of Psychology and Forensic Sciences | Senior Lecturer

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