Select Publications

Books

Rourke A; Spehar B, 2018, Pedagogies for the Visual in Innovative Learning, Rourke AJ; Spehar B, (ed.), Transformative Pedagogies in the Visual Domain, Common grounds, Champaign, Illinois, http://dx.doi.org/10.18848/978-1-86335-108-9/CGP

Book Chapters

Van Dusen B; Scannell BC; Sereno ME; Spehar B; Taylor RP, 2019, 'The Sinai Light Show: Using Science to Tune Fractal Aesthetics', in The Frontiers Collection, Springer International Publishing, pp. 313 - 333, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-27577-8_20

Mifsud N; Mannion D; Garbutt M; Spehar B, 2018, 'Decoding Visual Exploration in Static and Dynamic Visual Images', in Rourke A; Spehar B (ed.), PEDAGOGIES FOR THE VISUAL IN INNOVATIVE LEARNING, Common Ground Research Networks, Champaign, IL, pp. 5 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.18848/978-1-86335-108-9/CGP

Rourke AJ; Spehar B, 2018, 'Promoting Innovation in Learning and Teaching through the Use of Visuals in Teaching', in Rourke AJ; Rees V (ed.), Pedagogies for the Visual in Innovative Learning, edn. Trandformative Pedagogy in the Visual Domain, Common Grounds, Champaign, Illinois, pp. 1 - 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.18848/978-1-86335-108-9/CGP

Taylor RP; Spehar B, 2016, 'Fractal Fluency: An Intimate Relationship Between the Brain and Processing of Fractal Stimuli', in DiIeva A (ed.), FRACTAL GEOMETRY OF THE BRAIN, edn. Springer Series in Computational Neuroscience, SPRINGER, pp. 485 - 496, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-3995-4_30

Garbutt M; Spehar B, 2014, 'The Wanton Chase: Using Eye Tracking to Test Theories of Pictorial Composition in Landscape Painting', in Rourke, A; Rees V (ed.), Researching the Visual: Demystifying "The Picture That's Worth a Thousand Words", edn. 1, Common Ground Publishing, Champaign IL, USA, pp. 32 - 56, http://theimage.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.290/prod.2

Tonder GV; Spehar B, 2013, 'The Aesthetic Appeal of Visual Qualities', in Albertazzi L (ed.), Handbook of Experimental Phenomenology: Visual Perception of Shape, Space and Appearance, Wiley Blackwell, London, pp. 395 - 414, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118329016.ch16

Taylor RP; Newell BR; Spehar B; Clifford C, 2005, 'Fractals: A resonance between art and nature', in Emmer M (ed.), Mathematics & Culture II - Visual perfection: Mathematics and Creativity, edn. 1, Springer Publishing Company, Berlin, pp. 53 - 64

Edited Books

Rourke A; Spehar B, (ed.), 2018, Pedagogies for the Visual in Innovative Learning, Common Ground Research Networks, Champaign, IL, http://dx.doi.org/10.18848/978-1-86335-108-9/CGP

Journal articles

Kumar NN; Summerell E; Spehar B; Cranney J, 2021, 'Experiences of Honours Research Students and Supervisors During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Pilot Study Framed by Self-Determination Theory', Frontiers in Education, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2021.758960

Nguyen L; Spehar B, 2021, 'Determinants of visual discrimination, visual preference and perceived complexity of synthetic images varying in natural scene statistics', Journal of Vision, vol. 21, pp. 2798 - 2798, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/jov.21.9.2798

Isherwood Z; Joyce D; Kuppuswamy Parthasarathy M; Clifford C; Spehar B, 2021, 'Measuring the 1/f spatiotemporal amplitude spectrum of the DynTex database', Journal of Vision, vol. 21, pp. 2481 - 2481, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/jov.21.9.2481

Spehar B; De Gruchy O; Roberts M; Viengkham C, 2021, 'Semantic, statistical and aesthetic determinants of how natural and urban images make us feel', Journal of Vision, vol. 21, pp. 2906 - 2906, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/jov.21.9.2906

Robles KE; Roberts M; Viengkham C; Smith JH; Rowland C; Moslehi S; Stadlober S; Lesjak A; Lesjak M; Taylor RP; Spehar B; Sereno ME, 2021, 'Aesthetics and Psychological Effects of Fractal Based Design', Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.699962

Spehar B; Stevanov J, 2021, 'Expressive Qualities of Synthetic Textures', PSYCHOLOGY OF CONSCIOUSNESS-THEORY RESEARCH AND PRACTICE, vol. 8, pp. 217 - 234, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/cns0000241

Isherwood ZJ; Clifford CWG; Schira MM; Roberts MM; Spehar B, 2021, 'Nice and slow: Measuring sensitivity and visual preference toward naturalistic stimuli varying in their amplitude spectra in space and time', Vision Research, vol. 181, pp. 47 - 60, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.visres.2021.01.001

Nguyen LY; Spehar B, 2021, 'Visual adaptation to natural scene statistics and visual preference', Vision Research, vol. 180, pp. 87 - 95, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.visres.2020.11.011

Estrada-Gonzalez V; East S; Garbutt M; Spehar B, 2020, 'Viewing Art in Different Contexts', Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00569

Garbutt M; East S; Spehar B; Estrada-Gonzalez V; Carson-Ewart B; Touma J, 2020, 'The Embodied Gaze: Exploring Applications for Mobile Eye Tracking in the Art Museum', Visitor Studies, vol. 23, pp. 82 - 100, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10645578.2020.1750271

Viengkham C; Isherwood ZJ; Spehar B, 2019, 'Fractal statistics in the aesthetic appreciation of images, textures and sound', Journal of Vision, vol. 19, pp. 97b - 97b, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/19.10.97b

Isherwood ZJ; Clifford CWG; Schira MM; Spehar B, 2019, 'The critical reliance of early visual cortex on the fractal structure of natural scenes', Journal of Vision, vol. 19, pp. 123 - 123, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/19.10.123

Khoo SYS; Zhao J; Walker A; Kirkman J; Spehar B, 2019, 'Transitions and choices: Graduate student mentoring for psychology honours students. a practice report', Student Success, vol. 10, pp. 147 - 154, http://dx.doi.org/10.5204/ssj.v10i1.648

Viengkham C; Isherwood Z; Spehar B, 2019, 'Fractal-Scaling Properties as Aesthetic Primitives in Vision and Touch', Axiomathes, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10516-019-09444-z

Moloney J; Spehar B; Globa A; Wang R, 2018, 'The affordance of virtual reality to enable the sensory representation of multi-dimensional data for immersive analytics: from experience to insight', Journal of Big Data, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40537-018-0158-z

Isherwood Z; Clifford C; Schira M; Spehar B, 2018, 'BOLD tuning of human visual cortex to natural statistical properties in space and time', Journal of Vision, vol. 18, pp. 1245 - 1245, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/18.10.1245

Viengkham C; Spehar B, 2018, 'Preference for fractal-scaling properties across synthetic noise images and artworks', Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01439

Spehar B; Van Tonder GJ, 2017, 'Koffka’s aesthetic gestalt', Leonardo, vol. 50, pp. 53 - 57, http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/LEON_a_01020

Taylor RP; Martin TP; Montgomery RD; Smith JH; Micolich AP; Boydston C; Scannell BC; Fairbanks MS; Spehar B, 2017, 'Seeing shapes in seemingly random spatial patterns: Fractal analysis of Rorschach inkblots', PLoS ONE, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0171289

Isherwood ZJ; Schira MM; Spehar B, 2017, 'The tuning of human visual cortex to variations in the 1/fα amplitude spectra and fractal properties of synthetic noise images', NeuroImage, vol. 146, pp. 642 - 657, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.10.013

Owens C; Spehar B, 2016, 'Do sudden onsets need to be perceived as new objects to capture attention? The interplay between sensory transients and display configuration', Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, vol. 78, pp. 1916 - 1925, http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/s13414-016-1183-7

Spehar B; Halim VA, 2016, 'Created unequal: Temporal dynamics of modal and amodal boundary interpolation', Vision Research, vol. 126, pp. 97 - 108, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.visres.2015.10.006

Kimchi R; Yeshurun Y; Spehar B; Pirkner Y, 2016, 'Perceptual organization, visual attention, and objecthood', Vision Research, vol. 126, pp. 34 - 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.visres.2015.07.008

Spehar B; Walker N; Taylor RP, 2016, 'Taxonomy of individual variations in aesthetic responses to fractal patterns', Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2016.00350

Spehar B; Wong S; van de Klundert S; Lui J; Clifford CWG; Taylor RP, 2015, 'Beauty and the beholder: The role of visual sensitivity in visual preference', Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2015.00514

Spehar B; Isherwood Z; Schira M, 2014, 'Aesthetic and neural responses to synthetic images varying in their amplitude spectrum', PERCEPTION, vol. 43, pp. 10 - 11, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000395028800030&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

Otsuka Y; Ichikawa H; Kanazawa S; Yamaguchi MK; Spehar B, 2014, 'Temporal dynamics of spatial frequency processing in infants', Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, vol. 40, pp. 995 - 1008, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0035440

Spehar B; Macesic B, 2013, 'Patronage medical care of persons with diabetes', Sestrinski glasnik/Nursing Journal, pp. 215 - 224, http://dx.doi.org/10.11608/sgnj.2013.18.050

Macesic B; Spehar B, 2013, 'Prevention of cardiovascular diseases in primary health care', Sestrinski glasnik/Nursing Journal, pp. 194 - 198, http://dx.doi.org/10.11608/sgnj.2013.18.046

由美子 大; 寛子 市; 創 金; 真美 山; Spehar B, 2013, '乳児の画像識別に対する画像持続時間と空間周波数成分の効果(日本基礎心理学会第31回大会,大会発表要旨)', 基礎心理学研究, vol. 31, pp. 238, http://dx.doi.org/10.14947/psychono.kj00008685409

Spehar B; Taylor RP, 2013, 'Fractals in art and nature: Why do we like them?', Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering,, vol. 8651, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2012076

Stevanov J; Spehar B; Ashida H; Kitaoka A, 2012, 'Anomalous motion illusion contributes to visual preference.', Frontiers in Psychology: Developmental Psychology, vol. 3, pp. Article 528, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00528

Otsuka ; Hill H; Kanazawa S; Yamaguchi MK; Spehar B, 2012, 'Perception of Mooney faces by young infants: The role of local feature visibility, contrast polarity and motion', Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, vol. 111, pp. 164 - 179, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2010.10.014

Spehar B; Owens C, 2012, 'When do luminance changes capture attention?', Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, vol. 74, pp. 674 - 690, http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/s13414-011-0266-8

Schira M; Spehar B, 2011, 'Differential effect of contrast polarity reversals in closed squares and open L-junctions', Frontiers in Psychology: Developmental Psychology, vol. 2, pp. 1 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00047

Taylor RP; Spehar B; Van D; Hagerhall CM, 2011, 'Perceptual and physiological responses to Jackson Pollock’s fractals', FRONTIERS IN HUMAN NEUROSCIENCE, vol. 5, pp. 60, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2011.00060

Spehar B; Halim V, 2010, 'Spatial localization of interpolated contours', Journal of Vision, vol. 8, pp. 587 - 587, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/8.6.587

Alais D; Cass J; Spehar B; Clifford C, 2010, 'Temporal masking within and between chromatic and achromatic axes', Journal of Vision, vol. 7, pp. 378 - 378, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/7.9.378

Spehar B; Iglesias M; Clifford CWG, 2010, 'Assimilation and contrast in complex configurations', Journal of Vision, vol. 5, pp. 241 - 241, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/5.8.241

Cass JR; Spehar B; Alais D; Arrighi R, 2010, 'Spatial and temporal determinants of contrast facilitation and suppression', Journal of Vision, vol. 5, pp. 459 - 459, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/5.8.459

Schira M; Tyler C; Spehar B; Breakspear MJ, 2010, 'Modeling Magnification and Anisotropy in the Primate Foveal Confluence', PLoS Computational Biology, vol. 29, pp. 1 - 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000651


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