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My interest in perception was stimulated early in life by various visual illusions, and by the discovery that my colour vision was defective. As an undergraduate, I studied Physics at Imperial College, London (UK), before moving to the University of York (UK) to study Psychology where my undergraduate third year project, concerning the relationship between image contrast and perceived speed, was supervised by Dr. Peter Thompson.

At the University of Sussex (UK), I completed my doctoral thesis, entitled Mechanisms of Suprathreshold Stereomotion Perception, under the supervision of Professor George Mather. Following my formal education, I continued my research into the perception of motion in depth as Senior Research Associate at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, (USA) with Dr. Leland Stone.

At the University of New South Wales (Australia), a post-doc with Professor Barbara Gillam allowed me to broaden my interest in depth perception to include issues of unmatched stereopsis. A further post-doctoral appointment to work with Dr. Richard Kemp allowed me to develop a long standing interest in face perception. After a Senior Lectureship at the University of Plymouth (UK), I returned to Australia to my current position.

Research interests

Motion processing, including the perception of speed and direction.

Binocular depth perception, including stereoscopic art, unpaired stereopsis, and the perception of motion in depth (stereomotion).

Face perception, including face matching and recognition.

Body Perception, including body image and the perception and misperception of body size and shape.

Perceptual adaptation and aftereffects.


PSY247: Perception I

PSY342: Real World Applications of Perception

PSY463/PSY763: Advanced Visual Perception

Education/Academic qualification

Experimental Psychology, D.Phil., University of Sussex

1 Oct 199530 Sep 1999

Psychology, B.Sc. (Hons), University of York

1 Oct 199230 Jun 1995

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Research Outputs

Looking at the figures: visual adaptation as a mechanism for body-size and -shape misperception

Brooks, K. R., Mond, J., Mitchison, D., Stevenson, R. J., Challinor, K. L. & Stephen, I. D., 1 Jan 2020, In : Perspectives on Psychological Science. 15, 1, p. 133-149 17 p.

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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Experimental manipulation of visual attention affects body size adaptation but not body dissatisfaction

    Stephen, I. D., Hunter, K., Sturman, D., Mond, J., Stevenson, R. J. & Brooks, K. R., Jan 2019, In : International Journal of Eating Disorders. 52, 1, p. 79-87 9 p.

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  • 6 Citations (Scopus)

    Gender and the body size aftereffect: implications for neural processing

    Brooks, K. R., Baldry, E., Mond, J., Stevenson, R. J., Mitchison, D. & Stephen, I. D., 18 Oct 2019, In : Frontiers in Neuroscience. 13, p. 1-11 11 p., 1100.

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    Open Access
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
    3 Downloads (Pure)
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    The thin white line: adaptation suggests a common neural mechanism for judgments of Asian and Caucasian body size

    Gould-Fensom, L., Tan, C. B. Y., Brooks, K. R., Mond, J., Stevenson, R. J. & Stephen, I. D., 15 Nov 2019, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 10, p. 1-9 9 p., 2532.

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    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
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    Extra Mile Award

    Kevin Brooks (Recipient), 2015