Dr. Eleanor F. Swan

Teaching Assistant, PhD

EleanorSwanNew.jpg Research group: Vision and Language research group
Email: efs7@le.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)116 229 7203

Room 1.13
Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
Centre for Medicine
University of Leicester
Lancaster Road
Leicester
LE1 9HN
UK

Research Interests and Techniques

My main interests are as follows:

  • Visual attention in applied settings, e.g.,  driving and viewing adverts
  • Age related similarities/ differences in visual attention and psychophysical factors
  • Signal detection and the Bayesian ideal observer
  • Deductive reasoning, i.e., syllogistic reasoning
  • Working memory model

Techniques include:

  • Psychophysical measures, i.e., staircase method
  • Covert orienting paradigm
  • Bayesian ideal observer

Research Group and Funding

Vision and Language research group

PhD studentship, awarded by the College of Medicine, Biological Science, and Psychology, 2010- 2014 (£9,691 per annum)

Recent Publications

Shimozaki, S., Swan, E., Hutchinson, C., & Mahal, J.  (2015). Aging effects on expectancy use in driving scenes as assessed by the ideal observer, 15, 1341. Abstract only
Swan, E.F., Hutchinson, C.V. Everard, M., Shimozaki, S.S. (2015). Aging effects in cueing tasks as assessed by the ideal observer: Peripheral cues. Journal of Vision, 15(2):5, 1-18.
Swan, E. F, Hutchinson, C. V., & Shimozaki, S. (2012). Age-related differences in automatic shifts of visual spatial attention: match of younger and older observers to the Bayesian ideal observer model at different levels of contrast. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 32, 172. Abstract Only

Stupple, E. J. N., & Waterhouse (Swan), E. F. (2009). Negations in syllogistic reasoning: Evidence for a heuristic-analytic conflict. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 62, 1533-1541

Presentations

Swan, E. F., Shimozaki, S & Hutchinson, C. V. (2012). Applying the Bayesian Ideal Observer model to a peripheral cueing task with the aged: effectsof set size. Poster Presentation, AVA/ BMVA meeting on Biological and Machine Vision, Cambridge, UK. Poster

Swan, E. F., Shimozaki, S & Hutchinson, C. V. (2011).A comparison of the aged to the Bayesian Ideal Observer model for cueing tasks with peripheral and central cues. AVA Christmas Meeting, York, UK. Poster

Swan, E. F., Hutchinson, C. V. & Shimozaki, S. (2011). Age-related differences in automatic shifts of visual spatial attention: A match of younger and older observer’s to the Bayesian Ideal Observer model from different levels of contrast sensitivity. Poster Presentation, British Congress of Vision Science (BCOVS), Birmingham, UK. Poster

Waterhouse (Swan), E. F., & Stupple E. J. N. (2008). An inspection-time of an expanded set of syllogisms as a test of theories in deduction. Poster Presentation, 6th International Conference on Thinking, Venice, Italy. Poster

Teaching Activities

I teach on a number of Psychology modules.

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