Dr Claire V Hutchinson


MA (Aberdeen), 2002; PhD (Nottingham), 2005


Research group: Vision and Language
Email: ch190@le.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)116 229 7183
Office: Room 333a (MSB)


Research Interests

My research is concerned with understanding how our visual systems register and encode information from the world around us. I am interested in spatial and temporal vision in normal, aged and clinical human populations. I am also interested in animal vision and have investigated visual processing in invertebrate and mammalian species.

I would be interested in supervising PhD study in any of the areas listed above. Learn more about how to apply here.

Recent Publications

Hutchinson, C.V., Walker, J., Davidson, C. (in press). Oestrogen, ocular function and low-level vision. Journal of Endocrinology

Hutchinson, C.V., Ledgeway, T., Allen, H.A. (2014). The ups and downs of global motion perception: a paradoxical advantage for smaller stimuli in the aging visual system. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 6: Article 199.

Badham, S.P., Hutchinson, C.V. (2013). Characterising eye movement dysfunction in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Graefe’s Archive of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 251, 2769-2776.

Hutchinson, C.V., Maltby, J., Badham, S.P., Jason, L.A (2013). Vision-related symptoms as a clinical feature of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis? Evidence from the DePaul Symptom Questionnaire. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 98, 144-145.

Carey, D.P., Hutchinson, C.V. (2013). Looking at eye dominance from a different angle: Is sighting strength related to hand and foot preference? Cortex, 49, 2542-2552.

Hutchinson, C.V., Stocks, R. (2013). Selectively enhanced motion perception in core video gamers. Perception, 42, 675-677.

Hutchinson, C.V., Badham, S.P. (2013). Patterns of abnormal visual attention in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). Optometry and Vision Science, 90, 607-614.

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.

Hutchinson, C.V., Ledgeway, T., Allen, H.A., Long, M.D., Arena, A. (2013). Binocular summation of second-order global motion signals in human vision. Vision Research, 84, 16-25.

Prados, J., Alvarez, B., Howarth, J., Stewart, K., Gibson, C.L., Hutchinson, C.V., Young, A.M.J, Davidson, C. (2013). Cue competition effects in the planarian. Animal Cognition, 16, 177-186.

A full list of publications can be found here.


PS1010: Introduction to Perception and Cognition (module co-ordinator)

PS1014: Approaches to Psychology

PS2005: Abnormal and Individual Differences

PS2015: Abnormal and Individual Differences Library Module

PS2016: Cognitive Psychology Library Module

PS3022: Visual Cognition

PS3026: Evolution, Cognition and Behaviour

PS2008/09/15: Undergraduate Dissertations

Adminstrative Duties

School of Psychology Postgraduate Research Students Admissions Tutor

BSc Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience Admissions Tutor

BSc Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience Course Tutor

Year 1 Tutor

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