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Dr Christopher Benton

Dr Christopher Benton

Dr Christopher Benton
MSc(Manc), PhD(Lond)

Senior Lecturer

Area of research

Visual Perception

Office 4D6
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Priory Road, Clifton BS8 1TU
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Research summary

I’m interested in visual perception, in particular motion perception and face perception. I’ve also recently developed an interest in applying psychophysical methods to areas of research in which such techniques have not widely been used. In terms of motion perception I’ve spent much of my career looking at the hierarchical organisation of motion processing mechanism – in other words, what types of mechanisms do we need to account for our perception of motion over a wide variety of stimuli. Much of my current motion work tries to tease apart the contributions and interactions involved in the processing of local and ...

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Biography

I graduated in 1988 with a degree in Psychology from the University of Manchester. After some time away from academia I returned in 1992 and did a masters degree in Cognitive Science (again at the University of Manchester). My Master’s thesis involved modelling the acquisition of the plural morpheme using neural nets. From 1994 to 1997 I worked as an RA in the Department of Psychology at University College London under the supervision of Professor Alan Johnston. During this period I also completed my PhD which was awarded early in 1998. For my PhD work I looked at the perception ...

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