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David Badcock

W/Prof David Badcock

Winthrop Professor/Australian Professorial Fellow
Psychological Science, School of

Contact details
Address
School of Psychological Science
The University of Western Australia (M304)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 3243 / +61 8 6488 3281
Fax
+61 8 6488 1006
Email
david.badcock@uwa.edu.au
Qualifications
BA Tas., DPhil Oxf.
Key research
Vision has a central role in our relationship with the world as the way we see determines how we are able to interact with the environment. The focus of our research is on human visual performance and has concentrated on the processes involved in extracting motion, pattern and position information. It has examined both the contribution of the visual pathways to individual tasks and the extent to which common neural and perceptual processes are involved in motion, pattern and position coding. The processes are investigated using both normal and clinical groups of observers. Currently the laboratory group is running long term projects examining how humans perceive both the speed and direction of the type of motion produced by moving through the environment, the processes that allow us to determine the location of objects within the environment, the processes that help us to detect and group large scale structure in the visual world and also how these processes are altered in Migraine, Glaucoma and Autism.
Publications
BADCOCK D.R. & DICKINSON, E.J. Second-order orientation cues to the axis of motion. Vision Research, 2009, 49(3), 407-415. [DOI: 10.1016/j.visres.2008.11.009]

DICKINSON, E.J. & BADCOCK, D.R. Position encoding of the centres of global structure: separate form and motion processes. Vision Research, 2009, 49, 648-656. [DOI: 10.1016/j.visres.2009.01.009]

DICKINSON, E.J., BRODERICK, C. & BADCOCK, D.R. Selective attention contributes to global processing in vision. Journal of Vision, 2009, 9(2), 1-8. [DOI:10.1167/9.2.6]

BATTISTA, J., BADCOCK, D.R, & MCKENDRICK, A.M. Spatial summation properties for Magnocellular- and Parvocellular- pathways in glaucoma. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 2009, 50(3), 1221-1226.

AMANO, K., EDWARDS, M., BADCOCK, D.R. & NISHIDA, S. Adaptive pooling of visual motion signals revealed with a novel multi-element stimulus. Journal of Vision, 2009, 9(3), 1-25. [DOI:10.1167/9.3.4].

GRINTER, E.J., VAN BEEK, P., MAYBERY, M. & BADCOCK D.R. Visuospatial analysis and Self-rated Autistic-like Traits. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2009, 39, 670-677.

BELL, J. & BADCOCK, D.R. Narrow-band Radial Frequency shape channels revealed by subthreshold summation. Vision Research, 2009, 49, 843-850. [ DOI: 10.1016/j.visres.2009.03.001 ]

GRINTER, E.J., MAYBERY, M., VAN BEEK, P.L., PELLICANO, E., BADCOCK, J.C. & BADCOCK, D.R. Global visual processing and self-reated Autistic-like traits. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2009, 39(9), 1278-1290. [DOI: 10.1007/s10803-009-0740-5].

BADCOCK, D.R., MCGRAW, P.V., BRIDLE, R. & CULLITY, J. Spatial localisation: interpolating first- and second-order visual structure. Journal of Vision, 2009, 9(4), 1-10.[ DOI:10.1167/9.4.23 ]

BELL, J, WILSON, H., WILKINSON, F., LOFFLER, G. & BADCOCK, D.R. Radial frequency adaptation reveals interacting contour shape channels. Vision Research, 2009, 49, pp 2306-2317. [ doi:10.1016/j.visres.2009.06.022 ].

AMANO, K., EDWARDS, M., BADCOCK, D.R. & NISHIDA, S. Spatial-frequency tuning in the pooling of one- and two-dimensional motion signals. Vision Research, 2009, 49(23), 2862-2869. [ doi:10.1016/j.visres.2009.08.026 ]

ALMEIDA, R., DICKINSON, J.E., MAYBERY, M.T., BADCOCK, J.C. & BADCOCK. D.R. A new step towards understanding Embedded Figures Test performance in the autism spectrum: The radial frequency search task. Neuropsychologia, 2010, 48(2), 374-381.

MCKENDRICK A.M., SAMPSON G., WALLAND M.J. & BADCOCK D. R. Contrast discrimination and adaptation in glaucoma. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 2010, 51(2), pp.920-927.

GRINTER, E.J., MAYBERY, M., VAN BEEK, P.L., BADCOCK, J.C., PELLICANO, E. & BADCOCK, D.R. Perception of shapes targeting local and global processes in Autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2010, 51(6), 717-724.[doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7610.2009.02203.x]

DICKINSON, J.E, HAN, L., BELL, J., & BADCOCK, D.R.Local motion effects on form in radial frequency patterns. Journal of Vision, 2010, 10(3):20, 1-15, [doi:10.1167/10.3.20].

GRINTER, E.J., MAYBERY, M. & BADCOCK D.R. Vision in developmental disorders: Is there a dorsal stream deficit? Brain Research Bulletin, 2010, 82, 147-160.

MAZHARI, S., BADCOCK, J.C., WATERS, F., DRAGOVIC, M., BADCOCK, D.R. & JABLENSKY, A. Impaired spatial working memory maintenance and reference-related inhibition in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research, 2010, 179(3), pp 253-258. [DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2009.09.002]

BATTISTA, J, BADCOCK, D.R. & MCKENDRICK, A.M. Centre-surround visual motion processing in migraine. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 2010, 51(11), 6070-6076.

DICKINSON, J.E,ALMEIDA, R.A., BELL, J., & BADCOCK, D.R. Global shape after-effects have a local substrate:A tilt after-effect field. Journal of Vision, 2010, 10(13), 1-12.

ALMEIDA, R., DICKINSON, J.E., MAYBERY, M.T., BADCOCK, J.C. & BADCOCK. D.R. Visual search performance in the autism spectrum II: The radial frequency search task with additional segmentation cues. Neuropsychologia, 2010, 48, 4117-4124.

CASSANELLO, C.R., EDWARDS, M., BADCOCK, D.R. & NISHIDA, S. No interaction of first- and second-order signals in the extraction of global motion and optic flow. Vision Research, 2011, 51(3), 352-361.

BATTISTA, J, BADCOCK, D.R. & MCKENDRICK, A.M. Migraine increases centre-surround suppression for drifting visual stimuli. PLoS One, 2011, 6(4), e18211.

WEBSTER, K., DICKINSON, J.E., BATTISTA, J, MCKENDRICK, A.M & BADCOCK, D.R. Increased Internal Noise Cannot Account for Motion Coherence Processing Deficits in Migraine. Cephalalgia, 2011, 31(11), 1199-1210.

COOK, L.A., VAN VALKENBURG, D.L., & BADCOCK, D.R. Predictability affects the perception of audiovisual synchrony in complex sequences. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 2011, 73, 2286-2297.

KHUU, S.K., KIDD, J.C. & BADCOCK D.R. The influence of spatial orientation on the perceived path of visual saltatory motion. Journal of Vision, 2011, 11(9:5), 1-16.

WEBSTER, K., DICKINSON, J.E., BATTISTA, J, MCKENDRICK, A.M & BADCOCK, D.R. Evidence for Increased Internal Noise in Migraineurs for Contrast and Shape Processing. Cephalalgia, 2012,32(2), 125-139.

MCGRAW, P.V., ROACH, N., BADCOCK, D.R., & WHITAKER, D. Size-induced distortions in perceptual maps of visual space. Journal of Vision 2012, 12(4), 1-14.

DICKINSON, J.E, BELL, J., & BADCOCK, D.R. Tilt after-effects account for rapidly acquired and retinotopic transformations of the perceived shape of objects and faces. Vision Research, 2012, in press.
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Australian Professorial Fellow
Funding received
WA MHRIF2012$13,450
WA MHRIF2011$20,014
UWA-UQ Bilateral Research Collaboration AwardEstablishing a UWA-UQ network for collaboration in Autism Research, 2011$19,735.
ARCForm and motion interactions in human motion perception, 2011-2015$582,074.
WA MHRIF2010$18,675.
ARC Human visual determination of shape., 2010-2012$338,408.
WA Medical & Health Research Infrastructure Fund, 2009$29,890
NHMRCVisual tests to investigate altered cortical function in Migraine, 2008-2010$281,700
Office of Innovation & Industry UWA, Railway Safety project,2007$15,000
ARCCharacterising and linking intermediate-level processing of pattern, motion and position in human vision?, 2006-2009$235,000
Wellcome TrustVisual and Auditory Motion Processing in the Human Cerebral Cortex, 2005-2009 $1,120,000
NHMRCCharacterising the changes in regulation of visual contrast sensitivity in glaucoma., 2005-2008$331,000
NHMRCVisual processing in Autism, 2006-2008$260,650.
Memberships
Australian Geographical Society (Founder member)
Australian Psychological Society. (1988-)
Australasian Society for Experimental Psychology (1996-)
New York Academy of Sciences (1995-)
Association for Psychological Science (2001-)
Australian Neuroscience Society (2000-)
Australian Society for Vision Research (2003-)
Vision Science Society (2007-)
Friends of Science in Medicine (2012-)
Honours and awards
Rhodes Scholarship (1980-83)
Australian Psychology Society Early Career Award. (1988)
Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society (1994)
Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences of Australia (2002)
Previous positions
Winthrop Professor, University of Western Australia, 2009-
Visiting Professor, University of Nottingham, Dec 2005 – Jan 2006.
Head of School, University of Western Australia, Feb 2002-3.
Head of Department, University of Western Australia, Feb 2000-1.
Visiting Fellow, St Catherine’s College, Oxford, 1999.
Professor, University of Western Australia, July 1996-.
Associate Professor and Reader, The University of Melbourne, 1992
Senior Lecturer, The University of Melbourne ,1989
Continuing Status confirmed, 1988
Lecturer, The University of Melbourne, 1985
Visiting Lecturer, Department of Physiological Sciences, The Medical School, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. September & October, 1989.
Research Fellow, Department of Physiology-Anatomy, University of California; Berkeley, California. March to September,1989.
Visiting Lecturer, Department of Physiological Sciences, The Medical School, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. January & February, 1988.
Addison-Wheeler Research Fellow for the Life Sciences. Durham University, England, 1984
Post-doctoral researcher in Physiology. with Prof G. Westheimer. Department of Physiology-Anatomy, University of California, Berkeley. September 1983- September 1984.
Teaching
Courses in Perception and Sensory Neuropsychology
Current external positions
President, The Psychology Foundation of Australia.
National Committee for Brain and Mind, Australian Academy of Science.
Board of Directors, Western Australia Neurosciences inc.
Public Officer, The Australasian Society for Experimental Psychology.
Australian Psychological Society, Psychology Education and Training Review Group.
Australian Psychological Society, Presidential Initiative on the Future of Psychological Science, Chair Research section.
Useful links
Human Vision Laboratory: http://websites.psychology.uwa.edu.au/labs/humanvlab/

The Australasian Society for Experimental Psychology: http://www.asep.com.au/

The Psychology Foundation of Australia inc.: http://www.psychologyfoundation.org.au/
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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