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Professor Nick Scott-Samuel

Professor Nick Scott-Samuel

Professor Nick Scott-Samuel
B.A.(Bristol), MSc, Ph.D.(Birm.)

Professor of Experimental Psychology

Area of research

Visual Perception

Office 4D27B
The Priory Road Complex,
Priory Road, Clifton BS8 1TU
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 8557

Research summary

My research was initially concerned with the visual perception of motion by humans, but I’ve become sidetracked over time by various other things, including the perception of food and drink, camouflage, visual search and the estimation of numerosity.

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Recent and current grants

  • BBSRC studentship (2007-11). Now you see it, now you don't: camouflage, movement and ecology. Scott-Samuel, Cuthill.
  • EPSRC/QinetiQ CASE studentship (2007-11). Animal camouflage. Baddeley, Cuthill, Scott-Samuel, Shohet.
  • Alcohol Education and Research Council (2010-2011). Effect of glass shape on drinking rate and drinking topography in social ...

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After degrees in Philosophy (BA) at the University of Bristol and Cognitive Science (MSc) at the University of Birmingham, my PhD (supervised by Mark Georgeson at the University of Birmingham) addressed human visual motion processing. I was a postdoc for four years, working first with Andy Smith (at Royal Holloway, University of London) and then with Robert Hess (at McGill University). I was appointed Lecturer in Psychology here in 2001.

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Recent publications

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