Dr. Steve Shimozaki

Lecturer, PhD.

Dr Steve Shimozaki Research group: Vision and Language
Email: ss373@le.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)116 229 7125
Fax: +44 (0)116 229 7196
MSB 333B,
School of Psychology,
University of Leicester,
Lancaster Road,
Leicester, LE1 9HN

Research Topics

  • Visual attention and eye movements of normal observers and patients, lightness/brightness perception, spatial vision
  • I would be open to a postgraduate research project (Mres or Ph.D.) in any of the above topics.  For more information:

http://www2.le.ac.uk/study/research/phd/psychology (all PGR courses) http://www2.le.ac.uk/study/research/phd/psychology/phd/phd (just PhD)


  • PS2011 - Cognitive Psychology
  • PS2016 - Cognitive Psychology Library Moddule
  • PS2023 - Year 2 Practicals
  • PS3002 - Brain and Cognition
  • PS3030 - Dissertations
  • PS3019 - Clinical and Cognitive Neuropsychology
  • PS3022 - Visual Cognition
  • PS3024 - Skills and perspectives in cognitive neuroscience
  • PS7088 - Managing and Presenting Psychological Research (MSc Psychological Research Methods)

Lab members

  • Bryant, Elizabeth (postgraduate) - attention and schizophrenia
  • Waterhouse, Eleanor (postgraduate) - attention, driving and ageing

Recent Publications (from 2006)

  • Arena, A., Hutchinson, C. V., Shimozaki, S. S., & Long, M. D. (2013). Visual discrimination in noise: Behavioural correlates of age-related cortical decline. Behavioural Brain Research, 243, 102-108.
  • Shimozaki, S. S., Schoonveld, W. A., & Eckstein, M. P. (2012). A unified Bayesian observer analysis for set size and cueing effects on perceptual decisions and saccades. Journal of Vision, 12(6):27, 1–26.
  • Arena, A., Hutchinson, C., & Shimozaki, S. S. (2012). The effects of age on the spatial and temporal integration of global motion. Vision Research, in press.
  • Shimozaki, S. S. (2010). Uncued and cued dynamics measured by response classification. Journal of Vision, 10(8):10, 1-27.
  • Abbey, C. K, Pham, B, Shimozaki, S. S., & Eckstein, M. P. (2008). Contrast and stimulus information effects in rapid learning of a visual task. Journal of Vision, 8(2):8, 1-14, http://journalofvision.org/8/2/8/, doi:10.1167/8.2.8.
  • Shimozaki, S. S., Chen, K. C., Abbey, C. K., & Eckstein, M. P. (2007). The temporal dynamics of selective attention of the visual periphery as measured by classification images. Journal of Vision, 7(12):10, 1-20, http://journalofvision.org/7/12/10/, doi:10.1167/7.12.10.
  • Schoonveld, W. A., Shimozaki, S. S., & Eckstein, M. P. (2007). Optimal and suboptimal models of single fixation oddity search predict a shallow set size function. Journal of Vision, 7(10):1, 1-16, http://journalofvision.org/7/10/1/, doi:10.1167/7.10.1.
  • Eckstein, M. P., Beutter, B. R., Pham, B., & Shimozaki, S. S., & Stone, L. S. (2007). Similar neural representations of the target for both saccades and perception during search. Journal of Neuroscience, 27, 1266-70.
  • Shimozaki, S. S., Kingstone, A., Olk, B., Stowe, R., & Eckstein, M. P. (2006). Classification images of two right hemisphere patients: A window into the attentional mechanisms of spatial neglect. Brain Research, 1080, 26-52.
  • Eckstein, M. P., Drescher, B., & Shimozaki, S. S. (2006). Attentional cues in real scenes, saccadic targeting and Bayesian priors. Psychological Science, 17, 973-80.

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