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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,

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,

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,

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,

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,

Spehar B; Stevanov J, 2021, 'Expressive Qualities of Synthetic Textures', PSYCHOLOGY OF CONSCIOUSNESS-THEORY RESEARCH AND PRACTICE, vol. 8, pp. 217 - 234,

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,

Nguyen LY; Spehar B, 2021, 'Visual adaptation to natural scene statistics and visual preference', Vision Research, vol. 180, pp. 87 - 95,

Estrada-Gonzalez V; East S; Garbutt M; Spehar B, 2020, 'Viewing Art in Different Contexts', Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 11,

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,

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,

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,

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,

Viengkham C; Isherwood Z; Spehar B, 2019, 'Fractal-Scaling Properties as Aesthetic Primitives in Vision and Touch', Axiomathes,

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,

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,

Viengkham C; Spehar B, 2018, 'Preference for fractal-scaling properties across synthetic noise images and artworks', Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 9,

Spehar B; Van Tonder GJ, 2017, 'Koffka’s aesthetic gestalt', Leonardo, vol. 50, pp. 53 - 57,

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,

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,

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,

Spehar B; Halim VA, 2016, 'Created unequal: Temporal dynamics of modal and amodal boundary interpolation', Vision Research, vol. 126, pp. 97 - 108,

Kimchi R; Yeshurun Y; Spehar B; Pirkner Y, 2016, 'Perceptual organization, visual attention, and objecthood', Vision Research, vol. 126, pp. 34 - 51,

Spehar B; Walker N; Taylor RP, 2016, 'Taxonomy of individual variations in aesthetic responses to fractal patterns', Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, vol. 10,

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,

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,

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,

Spehar B; Macesic B, 2013, 'Patronage medical care of persons with diabetes', Sestrinski glasnik/Nursing Journal, pp. 215 - 224,

Macesic B; Spehar B, 2013, 'Prevention of cardiovascular diseases in primary health care', Sestrinski glasnik/Nursing Journal, pp. 194 - 198,

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,

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,

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,

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,

Spehar B; Owens C, 2012, 'When do luminance changes capture attention?', Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, vol. 74, pp. 674 - 690,

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,

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,

Spehar B; Halim V, 2010, 'Spatial localization of interpolated contours', Journal of Vision, vol. 8, pp. 587 - 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,

Spehar B; Iglesias M; Clifford CWG, 2010, 'Assimilation and contrast in complex configurations', Journal of Vision, vol. 5, pp. 241 - 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,

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,

Hill H; Spehar B, 2009, '乳児によるMooney faceの知覚 (2)', The Proceedings of the Annual Convention of the Japanese Psychological Association, vol. 73, pp. 2EV105 - 2EV105,

Mcdonald JS; Seymour KJ; Schira MM; Spehar B; Clifford CW, 2009, 'Orientation-specific contextual modulation of the fMRI BOLD response to luminance and chromatic gratings in human visual cortex', Vision Research, vol. 49, pp. 1397 - 1405,

Cass JR; Clifford CW; Alais D; Spehar B, 2009, 'Temporal structure of chromatic channels revealed through masking', Journal of Vision, vol. 9, pp. 17,

Cass JR; Alais D; Spehar B; Bex P, 2009, 'Temporal whitening: Transient noise perceptually equalizes the 1/f temporal amplitude spectrum', Journal of Vision, vol. 9, pp. 12,

Schira M; Tyler C; Breakspear MJ; Spehar B, 2009, 'The foveal confluence in human visual cortex', Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 29, pp. 9050 - 9058,

Hill H; Spehar B, 2008, '乳児によるMooney faceの知覚', The Proceedings of the Annual Convention of the Japanese Psychological Association, vol. 72, pp. 2EV108 - 2EV108,

OTSUKA Y; YAMAZAKI Y; KANAZAWA S; YAMAGUCHI MK; SPEHAR B, 2008, 'Infants' perception of transparency(Summary of Awarded Presentation at the 26th Annual Meeting)', 基礎心理学研究, vol. 27, pp. 125 - 126,

由美子 大; 悠加 山; 創 金; 真美 山; Spehar B, 2008, '乳児における透明視の知覚(日本基礎心理学会第26回大会,大会発表要旨)', 基礎心理学研究, vol. 26, pp. 224,

Cranney J; Morris SC; Spehar B; Scoufis M, 2008, 'Helping first year students think like psychologists: supporting information literacy and teamwork skill development .', Psychology Learning and Teaching, vol. 7, pp. 28 - 36,

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