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Professor Nick Donnelly


HEAD OF PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology
0151 291 3712
donneln@hope.ac.uk

I joined Liverpool Hope in September 2019. My academic research has explored a number of key questions within the broad are of visual cognition. These interests include understanding the psychological processes involved in searching for visual targets, including man-made threats and basic processes in face perception. In recent years I have also become interested in how visuo-cognitive theories can help us to understand the spectatorship of paintings. 


Recent publications (see https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3577-5434 for a full list of publications)

Trawinski, T., Zang, C., Liversedge, S. P., Ge, Y., Fu, Y. and Donnelly, N. (in press). The influence of culture on the viewing of Western and East Asian paintings. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts.

Trawisnki, T., Mestry, N., Harland, B., Godwin, H., Liversedge, S. P. and Donnelly, N. (2021). The spectatorship of portraits by naïve beholders. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts, 15(1), 3–19. 

Godwin, H. J, Menneer, T, Liversedge, S. P, Cave, K. R., Holliman, N. S. and Donnelly, N. (2020) Experirence with searching in displays containing depth improves search performance by training participants to search more exhaustively. Acta Psychologica, 210. 103173

Degno, F., Loberg, O., Zang, C., Zhang, M. Donnelly, N. and Liversedge, S.P. (2019). A co-registration investigation of inter-word spacing and parafovieal preview: Eye movements and fixation-related potentials. PlosOne 14(12): e0225819.

Degno, F., Loberg, O., Zang, C., Zhang, M., Donnelly, N., and Liversedge, S.P. (2019). Parafoveal previews and lexical frequency in natural reading: Evidence from eye movements and fixation-realted potentials. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 148, 453-474.

Donnelly, N., Muhl-Richardson, A., Godwin, H. J. and Cave, K.R. (2019) Using eye movements to understand how security screeners search for threats in X-Ray baggage, Vision, 3, 24.

Menneer, T., Cave, K. R., Kaplan, E., Stroud, M. J., Chang, J. and Donnelly, N. (2019). The relationship between working memory and the dual-targety cost in visual search guidance. Journal of Experimentall Psychology; Human Perception and Performance. JEP: HPP

Stroud, M. J., Menneer, Y., Kaplan, E, Cave, K. R. and Donnelly, N. (2019). We can guide search by a set of colors, but are reluctant to do it. Attention, Perception and Psychophysics, 81, 307-406.

Riggs, C., Godwin, H., Mann, C., Smith, S., Boardman, M., Liversedge, S. and Donnelly, N. (2018). Rummage search by expert dyads, novice dyads and novice individuals for objects hidden in houses. Visual Cognition, 26, 334-350.

Cave, K. R., Menneer, T., Nomani, A. S., Stroud, M. J. and Donnelly N. (2018). Dual-target search is neither purely simultaneous nor purely successive. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 71, 169-178.

Kass, J. M., Harland, E. J. and Donnelly, N. (2018). Warholian repetition and the viewer’s affective response to artworks from his Death and Disaster series. Leonardo 51, 138-142.

Godwin, H. J., Holliman, N. S., Menneer, T., Liversedge, S. P., Cave, K. R., & Donnelly, N. (2017). Adding Depth to Overlapping Displays can Improve Visual Search Performance. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 43, 1532-1549.

Mestry, N., Menneer, T. Godwin, H. J., Cave, K. R. and Donnelly, N. (2017). Dual-target Cost in Visual Search for Multiple Unfamiliar Faces. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 43, 1504-1509.