Dr Rebecca Sharman

Lecturer

School School of Applied Sciences

Department Division of Psychology and Forensic Sciences

Contact info

+44 (0)1382 30 8097

Biography

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.

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

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

I teach on and I am module lead for:

PSY101 - Intro to Psychology

PSY301 - Human Variability: Psychbiology & Behaviour

PSY406 - Brain and Behaviour

2018

Speed tuning properties of mirror symmetry detection mechanisms

Sharman, R. & Gheorghiu, E. (2018) Speed tuning properties of mirror symmetry detection mechanisms. . . .
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Spatiotemporal and luminance contrast properties of symmetry perception

Sharman, R. & Gheorghiu, E. (2018) Spatiotemporal and luminance contrast properties of symmetry perception. . . .
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2017

Visual adaptation alters the apparent speed of real-world actions

Mather, G., Sharman, R. & Parsons, T. (2017) Visual adaptation alters the apparent speed of real-world actions. . . .
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Dissociating the effect of disruptive colouration on localisation and identification of camouflaged targets

Sharman, R., Moncrieff, S. J. & Lovell, P. G. (2017) Dissociating the effect of disruptive colouration on localisation and identification of camouflaged targets. . . .
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Temporal dynamics of mirror-symmetry perception

Sharman, R., Gregersen, S. & Gheorghiu, E. (2017) Temporal dynamics of mirror-symmetry perception. . . .
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2016

Edge enhancement improves disruptive camouflage by emphasising false edges and creating pictorial relief

Egan, J., Sharman, R. J., Scott-Brown, K. C. & Lovell, P. G. (2016) Edge enhancement improves disruptive camouflage by emphasising false edges and creating pictorial relief. . . .
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The role of motion and number of element locations in mirror symmetry perception

Sharman, R. & Gheorghiu, E. (2016) The role of motion and number of element locations in mirror symmetry perception. . . p. 1-12. .
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2015

Decision-level adaptation in motion perception

Mather, G. & Sharman, R. (2015) Decision-level adaptation in motion perception. . . .
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Cue combination of conflicting color and luminance edges

Sharman, R., McGraw, P. V. & Peirce, J. W. (2015) Cue combination of conflicting color and luminance edges. . . .
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2012

Luminance cues constrain chromatic blur discrimination in natural scene stimuli

Sharman, R., McGraw, P. V. & Peirce, J. W. (2012) Luminance cues constrain chromatic blur discrimination in natural scene stimuli. . . .
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Dr Lynn Wright

Dr Lynn Wright

Division of Psychology and Forensic Sciences | Senior Lecturer

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Dr Penny Woolnough

Dr Penny Woolnough

Division of Psychology and Forensic Sciences | Senior Lecturer

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