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Some recent publications


Leek, E.C. Kerai, J.H., Johnston, S.J., Hindle, J.V. & Bracewell, R.M. (in press). A dissociation between impaired visuo-spatial transformation and intact sequence processing in Parkinsons disease. Cognitive Behavioral Neurology.


Leek, E.C., d. Avossa, G., Tainturier, M.J., Roberts, D. et al (in press). Impaired integration of object knowledge and visual input in a case of ventral simultanagnosia with bilateral damage to area V4. Cognitive Neuropsychology.


Davitt, L., Cristino, F., Wong, A. & Leek, E.C. (in press). Fixation preference for concave surface discontinuities during object recognition generalises across levels of stimulus classification. JEP:HPP.


Leek, E.C. Patterson, L.C., Paul, M., Rafal, R. & Cristino, F. (2012). Eye movements during object recognition in visual agnosia. Neuropsychologia., 50, 2142-2153.


Kerai, J., Hindle, J., Bracewell, R.M. & Leek, E.C. (2012). Impaired visuo-spatial transformation in Parkinsons disease. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 34, 1053-1064


Leek, E.C. Cristino, F., Conlan, L., Rodriguez, E. & Johnston, S. (2012). Fixational eye movement patterns during object shape perception: A fixation preference for concave surface curvature minima. Journal of Vision, 12, 1, 7, doi: 10.1167/12.1.7


The aim of our research is to further our understanding of high-level vision and attention systems in human vision.

Our work uses state-of-the-art methods including psychophysics, eye tracking, ERPs, TMS, tDCS, fMRI and cognitive neuropsychological studies of patients with acquired visual impairments.

We conduct inter-disciplinary work with machine vision and robotics collaborators on the development of biologically-inspired vision applications.

On the clinical side, our impact work focuses on the development of non-drug based cognitive interventions for the treatment of motor disability in disorders such as Parkinsons disease.

Follow the links on the left to learn more about our work.