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Dr Jordi Asher

Lecturer
Department of Psychology
Dr Jordi Asher
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 873786

  • Location

    3.706C, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Thurdsay 10-11

Profile

Biography

My interests lie in understanding what perception can tell us about neuropsychology and vice versa. The bulk of my research has been focussed on learning and plasticity in the visual processing areas, in the hopes of developing rehabilitation strategies for those with visual impairments. However, I also have broad interests that include perceptual differences in people with migraine, perception in virtual and augmented realities and confidence and metacognition.

Qualifications

  • Phd University of Essex, (2019)

  • MA London South Bank University, (2014)

  • BSc University of Essex, (2015)

Appointments

University of Essex

  • GLA Coordinator, Department of Psychology, University of Essex (3/1/2022 - present)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Visual Field Loss

This research explores the perceptive experience of people who have visual field loss, with the aim of developing strategies to improve their quality of life.

Key words: Hemianopia
Open to supervise

Migraine with (and without) Visual Aura

Open to supervise

Megacognition, confidence and perceptual learning

Open to supervise

Current research

Augmenting reality for people with visual field loss

The rapidly advancing functionality in consumer available AR smart glasses has opened the market for potential sight aids for individuals who have visual field-loss. The needs of this impairment differ from those of reduced acuity. Our core technology is a software solution that maps an individual user’s blind field to provide an enhanced live stream about content from their blind field into their sighted field (we call it the support-window). We are recruiting people who have visual field loss to participate in our first trial. Please reach out if you are interested in participating.
More information about this project

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Cognitive Psychology and Economics (EC956)

  • Thinking and the Mind (PS104)

  • Seeing and Hearing (PS414)

  • Advanced Seeing and Hearing (PS921)

  • Special Topics in Social Psychology (PS933)

Publications

Publications (1)

Asher, JM. and Hibbard, PB., First- and second-order contributions to depth perception in anti-correlated random dot stereograms

Journal articles (10)

Asher, JM., Romei, V. and Hibbard, PB., Spatial frequency tuning of perceptual learning and transfer in global motion

Webb, A., Hibbard, P. and Asher, J., (2022). Saccadic eye movements are deployed faster for salient facial stimuli, but are relatively indifferent to their emotional content. Vision Research. 198, 108054-108054

Hibbard, P. and Asher, J., (2022). Robust natural depth for anticorrelated random dot stereogram for edge stimuli, but minimal reversed depth for embedded circular stimuli, irrespective of eccentricity. PLoS One. 17 (9), e0274566-e0274566

Asher, JM. and Hibbard, PB., (2022). Visual Field Loss: Integrating Overlayed Information to Increase the Effective Field of View. Vision. 6 (4), 67-67

Conferences (4)

Asher, J. and Hibbard, P., (2019). The effect of feedback and stimulus presentation protocol on perceptual learning for local and global motion and form

Asher, J., Romei, V. and Hibbard, P., (2017). External Reinforcement Is Needed for Perceptual Learning of Global Motion

Asher, JM., O'Hare, L., Romei, V. and Hibbard, PB., (2017). Normal Lateral Interactions, but Increased Contrast Sensitivity, in Migraine With Aura

Asher, JM., Romei, V. and Hibbard, PB., (2016). Perceptual learning for global motion is tuned for spatial frequency

Thesis dissertation (1)

Asher, JM., (2019). Confidence and feedback in visual perceptual learning

Grants and funding

2022

Thomas Thomas Films KTP Application (The Wayback) - Dec 2021 deadline

Innovate UK (formerly Technology Strategy Board)

Proof of concept - Assistive technology for visual field loss

National Institute for Health Research

2021

ICURe part 2 AReye Licensing and Collaborative research training programme

SETsquared Partnership

2020

ICURe route to commercialisation

SETsquared Partnership

2019

Augmented Reality for Visual Impairment

Enabling Innovation: Research to Application

Contact

jashera@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 873786

Location:

3.706C, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Thurdsay 10-11