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Derrick G. Watson, BSc MSc PhD (Reader)

Derrick Watson

 

Interests:

Mechanisms of visual selection and attentional prioritisation in particular, visual search, visual marking, subitization, motion processing, inhibition of return and attentional capture by abrupt onsets.

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Representative Publications:

  • Kunar, M.A. & Watson, D.G. (in press). When are abrupt onsets found efficiently in complex visual search? Evidence from MAD search. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance

  • Wright, D.S., Wade, K.A., & Watson, D.G. (in press). Delay and Déjà Vu: Timing and Repetition Increase the Power of False Evidence. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
  • von Mühlenen, A., Watson, D.G., & Gunnell, D. (in press). Blink and you won’t miss it: The preview benefit in visual marking survives internally generated eye blinks. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance
  • Watson, D.G., & Blagrove, E. (2012). Tagging multiple emotional stimuli: Negative valence has little benefit. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 38, 785-803.
  • Watson, D.G., & Kunar, M.A. (2012). Determining the capacity of time-based selection. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 38, 350-366.
  • Watson, D.G., Compton, S., & Bailey, H. (2011). Visual Marking: The influence of temporary changes on time-based visual selection. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 37, 1729-1738.
  • Maylor, E.A., Watson, D.G., & Hartley, E.L. (2011). Effects of distraction on visual enumeration in children and adults. Developmental Psychology, 47, 1440-1447.
  • Watson, D.G., Blagrove, E., & Selwood, S. (2011). Emotional triangles: A test of emotion-based attentional capture by simple geometric shapes. Cognition & Emotion, 25, 1149-1164.Blagrove, E. & Watson, D.G. (2010). Visual marking and facial affect: Can an emotional face be ignored? Emotion, 10, 147-168. 

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Supervisor to:
Danni Norman
Katherine Jones