Professor of Vision SciencesSchool of Life and Health SciencesAston UniversityBirmingham B4 7ETUK email: M.A.Georgeson@aston.ac.uk telephone: +44 (0) 121 204 4119
Basic and Applied Neurosciences
Centre for Research in Vision and Hearing(CRVH)
Experimental research & computational modelling of the mechanisms and processes of human visual perception, recently funded by project grants from the BBSRC and EPSRC (awarded jointly with Prof. Tim Meese) Committee of the Applied Vision Association (AVA)Editorial boards of Perception (1998- ) and Journal of Vision (2003- ).
Research Publications Lab Notes & Software for Visual Psychophysics News & Views EPSRC grant S07261/01: Final report & manuscripts Vision Science Demos ::: The motion aftereffect without motion 
Mark Georgeson was educated at Preston Catholic College and Cambridge University where he studied Mathematics and Experimental Psychology (B.A. 1970). He worked on a variety of topics in spatial vision at Sussex University (D.Phil. 1975), then took up a lectureship at the University of Bristol (1976), moved on to Aston University (Birmingham, UK) as Reader in Vision Sciences (1991), then to Birmingham University as Professor of Psychology (1995). In 2001, he moved back to Aston as Professor of Vision Sciences. He has published about 80 papers on research topics in human vision, especially on spatio-temporal filtering operations and coding processes in spatial vision, motion perception and binocular vision. He is co-author (with Bruce & Green) of the widely used textbook Visual Perception: Physiology, Psychology & Ecology (1996, 2003). With Prof. Tim Meese, he is funded by research grants from UK research councils (EPSRC, BBSRC) to study spatial vision and binocular vision, and was previously funded by the Wolfson Foundation and the Wellcome Trust amongst others. He is active in the UK Applied Vision Association (Chairman 2005-8), was on the editorial board of Vision Research (2000-2008) and Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics (2007-2010), and is currently active on the editorial boards of Perception (1998- ) and Journal of Vision (2003- ).
Bruce V, Green P R, Georgeson M A (1996) Visual Perception: Physiology, Psychology and Ecology, 3rd edition. Hove & London: Psychology Press. pp.448.
Bruce V, Green P R, Georgeson M A (2003) Visual Perception: Physiology, Psychology and Ecology, 4th edition. Hove & London: Psychology Press. http://www.psypress.com/visual-perception-9781841692388
Four decades of spatial frequency channels: a scale-space view of spatial vision An invited talk to the Craik Club, University of Cambridge, April 2008 http://www.crsltd.com/georgeson
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84. Wallis SA, Baker DH, Meese TS, Georgeson MA (2013). The slope of the psychometric function and non-stationarity of thresholds in spatiotemporal contrast vision. Vision Research 76, 1-10.
83. Wallis SA, Georgeson MA (2012) Mach bands and multiscale models of spatial vision: the role of 1st, 2nd and 3rd derivative operators in encoding bars and edges. Journal of Vision, 12(13):18, 1-25. http://www.journalofvision.org/12/13/18
82. Baker DH, Wallis SA, Georgeson MA, Meese TS (2012). The Effect of Interocular Phase Difference on Perceived Contrast. PloS ONE, 7(4), 1-6. Download PDF
81. Baker DH, Wallis SA, Georgeson MA, Meese TS (2012). Nonlinearities in the binocular combination of luminance and contrast. Vision Research 56, 1-9.
80. Schofield A J, Rock P B,Georgeson M A (2011) Sun and sky: Does human vision assume a mixture of point and diffuse illumination when interpreting shape-from-shading? Vision Research 51, 2317-2330.
79. Elliott SL, Georgeson MA, Webster, MA (2011). Response normalization and blur adaptation: data and multi-scale model. Journal of Vision 11(2):7, 1-18. http://journalofvision.org/11/2/7/
78. Schofield A J, Rock P B, Sun P, Jiang X, Georgeson M A (2010) What is second-order vision for? Discriminating illumination versus material changes. Journal of Vision 10(9):2, 1-18. http://journalofvision.org/10/9/2/
66. Georgeson M A, Lampard J, Georgeson J M (2005) Kits, colours and confusion: a pilot study of vision and football. Perception 34, 633-637. 65. Hesse G S, Georgeson M A (2005) Edges and Bars: where do people see features in 1-D images? Vision Research. 45, 507-525.
64. Cooper ACG, Humphreys GW, Hulleman J, Praamstra P & Georgeson MA (2004) Trans-cranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to right parietal cortex modifies attentional blink. Experimental Brain Research 155, 24-29.
63. Hammett S T, Georgeson M A, Barbieri-Hesse, GS (2003) Motion, flash and flicker: a unified spatio-temporal model of edge sharpening Perception 32, 1221-1232.
1. Gamma correction and CRT calibration (2006) 2. On making visual noise (1999, 2003) 3. Measuring the crosstalk in stereo goggles (2005)
4. Lecture Notes: Signal Detection Theory - Introduction (1999-2006) 5. Lecture Notes: Signal Detection Theory & Psychophysics (2006) 6. Research Seminar: Using psychophysics to study perception (2007)[ A talk on Signal Detection Theory and the single-interval psychometric function]7. Download Excel file for SDT calculations: Yes-No and 2AFC (2006) Note: This file is supplied 'as is', for information & guidance only. I cannot undertake to support its use, nor can I guarantee that it is appropriate for your application
PsychToolbox - free Matlab software for visual psychophysics on Mac & PC Psignifit - free software for fitting psychometric functions to data CRS Ltd - commercial equipment & software for vision research NIH Image - free software for digital image-processing
1. Perception & Action - You ain't seen nothin' yet (Perception 1997) 2. Visual aftereffects - cortical neurons change their tune (Current Biology 2004)
Final report – Summary of work on the project R1. Depth propagation & Surface contruction: Georgeson et al (2007) R2. Depth facilitation & Uncertainty: Georgeson et al (2007) R3. Is there a sun? Probing the default illuminant for human shape-from-shading: Schofield et al (2007) R4. Analysis of shading versus material changes in images: Schofield et al (2007) R5. Technical Report: Greyscale CRT calibration for psychophysics: Georgeson (2007)
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