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Kait Clark

Lecturer in Psychology (Cognitive and Neuro)


The predictability of a target’s motion influences gaze, head, and hand movements when trying to intercept it (2019)
Journal Article
de la Malla, C., Rushton, S. K., Clark, K., Smeets, J. B. J., & Brenner, E. (2019). The predictability of a target’s motion influences gaze, head, and hand movements when trying to intercept it. Journal of Neurophysiology, 121(6), 2416-2427. https://doi.org/10.1152/jn.00917.2017

Does the predictability of a target’s movement and of the interception location influence how the target is intercepted? In a first experiment, we manipulated the predictability of the interception location. A target moved along a haphazardly curved... Read More about The predictability of a target’s motion influences gaze, head, and hand movements when trying to intercept it.

Test-retest reliability for common tasks in vision science (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Clark, K., Pennington, C. R., Hedge, C., Lee, J. T., & Petrie, A. C. P. (2019, May). Test-retest reliability for common tasks in vision science. Poster presented at Vision Sciences Society

Historically, research in cognitive psychology has sought to evaluate cognitive mechanisms according to the average response to a manipulation. Differences between individuals have been dismissed as “noise” with an aim toward characterising an overal... Read More about Test-retest reliability for common tasks in vision science.

Enhanced visual attention in university hockey players (2018)
Journal Article
Clark, K., & Maddocks, M. (2018). Enhanced visual attention in university hockey players. Journal of Vision, 18(10),

Elite athletes exhibit enhanced cognitive abilities related to sport, and athletes' perceptual-cognitive expertise may also transfer to computer-based cognitive tasks in the laboratory (see Voss et al., 2010 for a meta-analysis). The research in this... Read More about Enhanced visual attention in university hockey players.

Visual search alpha: A novel window into lateralized visual attentional processes (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Bachman, M. D., van den Berg, B., Wang, L., Gamble, M. L., Clark, K., & Woldorff, M. G. (2018, March). Visual search alpha: A novel window into lateralized visual attentional processes. Poster presented at Cognitive Neuroscience Society

Visual search paradigms evoke the attentional processes used in the identification and processing of a target stimulus in an array of distracting items. A widely studied ERP component elicited in visual search is the N2pc, which is thought to reflect... Read More about Visual search alpha: A novel window into lateralized visual attentional processes.

Knowing where one will hit a moving object influences eye-head-hand coordination (2017)
Presentation / Conference
de la Malla, C., Rushton, S. K., Clark, K., Smeets, J. B. J., & Brenner, E. (2017, September). Knowing where one will hit a moving object influences eye-head-hand coordination. Poster presented at European Conference on Visual Perception

Does the predictability of a target's movement and of the interception location influence how the target is intercepted? In a first experiment, we manipulated the predictability of the interception location. A target moved along a haphazardly curved... Read More about Knowing where one will hit a moving object influences eye-head-hand coordination.

Who should be searching? Differences in personality can affect visual search accuracy (2017)
Journal Article
Biggs, A. T., Clark, K., & Mitroff, S. R. (2017). Who should be searching? Differences in personality can affect visual search accuracy. Personality and Individual Differences, 116, 353-358. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2017.04.045

© 2017 Visual search is an everyday task conducted in a wide variety of contexts. Some searches are mundane, such as finding a beverage in the refrigerator, and some have life-or-death consequences, such as finding improvised explosives at a security... Read More about Who should be searching? Differences in personality can affect visual search accuracy.

The role of motion parallax in the perception of egocentric direction (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Clark, K., & Rushton, S. K. (2017, May). The role of motion parallax in the perception of egocentric direction

Prisms optically rotate the visual scene relative to the head, but the error in perceived direction that results is less than the optical deflection of the prism. This is known as the immediate correction effect (Rock, Goldberg, & Mack, 1966). The ef... Read More about The role of motion parallax in the perception of egocentric direction.

Visual search performance is predicted by both prestimulus and poststimulus electrical brain activity (2016)
Journal Article
Van Den Berg, B., Appelbaum, L. G., Clark, K., Lorist, M. M., & Woldorff, M. G. (2016). Visual search performance is predicted by both prestimulus and poststimulus electrical brain activity. Scientific Reports, 6(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/srep37718

© The Author(s) 2016. An individual's performance on cognitive and perceptual tasks varies considerably across time and circumstances. We investigated neural mechanisms underlying such performance variability using regression-based analyses to examin... Read More about Visual search performance is predicted by both prestimulus and poststimulus electrical brain activity.

Global motion influences the detection of motion-in-depth (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Clark, K., & Rushton, S. K. (2016, September). Global motion influences the detection of motion-in-depth. Poster presented at European Conference on Visual Perception

Detecting motion-in-depth is more difficult than detecting equivalent lateral motion (e.g. Tyler, 1971). Because there is an early averaging of left and right motion signals, some work suggests the two monocular signals could effectively cancel out w... Read More about Global motion influences the detection of motion-in-depth.

The relational between spatial/motion perception and traits of visual vertigo (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Powell, G., Rushton, S. K., Derry-Sumner, H., Rajenderkumar, D., Clark, K., Bratton, L., & Sumner, P. (2016, September). The relational between spatial/motion perception and traits of visual vertigo. Poster presented at European Conference on Visual Perception

Visually-induced vertigo (‘visual vertigo’) is a condition where certain visual environments trigger dizziness and nausea. It is often attributed to dysfunction in visual-vestibular interaction, but the exact cause is unknown. We were interested in a... Read More about The relational between spatial/motion perception and traits of visual vertigo.

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