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Dr Geoff Cole

Senior Lecturer
Department of Psychology
Dr Geoff Cole
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    +44 (0) 1206 872331

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    3.711, Colchester Campus

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Biography

Dr Geoff Colejoined our Department in September 2009. Previously, hespent eight years at the University of Durham, as a post-doctoral research associate (2001-2004) and then as a lecturer (2004-2009). Prior to Durham,he was at the University of Keele wherehe obtainedhis PhD in visual attention (1996-2000) ,before being appointed as a research associate (2000-2001). He was awardedhis BSc (Hons) Psychology from Bolton Institute in 1996.

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Cognitive neuropsychology

Open to supervise

Visual cognition

Open to supervise

Comparative psychology

Open to supervise

Colour vision

Open to supervise

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Discovering Psychology: The Science Behind Human Behaviour (PS111)

  • Preparing for University Psychology (PS116)

  • Introduction to Personal Development and Employability (PS117)

  • Seeing and Hearing (PS414)

  • Memory Attention and Language (PS415)

  • Enhancing employability and career planning (PS417)

  • Animal Behaviour (PS489)

  • Advanced employability skills and career progression (PS492)

  • MSc Psychology Research Project (PS900)

  • Research Project (MSc) (PS934)

  • Theory and Methods in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology (PS949)

Previous supervision

Antonia Danila Clara D'souza
Antonia Danila Clara D'souza
Thesis title: Assessing Evolutionary Explanations of Human Behaviour Using Visual Cognition
Degree subject: Psychology
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 9/7/2018
Varinia Heidel
Varinia Heidel
Thesis title: Holistic Processing of Verbal and Non-Verbal Information in Single Integrated Visual Objects
Degree subject: Psychology
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 29/5/2018
an Trong Dinh Le
an Trong Dinh Le
Thesis title: An Exploration of Trypophobia
Degree subject: Psychology
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 31/3/2016
Silviya Petkova Doneva
Silviya Petkova Doneva
Thesis title: Social Inhibition of Return: Causes and Properties
Degree subject: Psychology
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 25/2/2016
Mark Andrew Atkinson
Mark Andrew Atkinson
Thesis title: Attention to Human Movement: Visual Orienting During Joint Action
Degree subject: Psychology
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 16/4/2014

Publications

Journal articles (53)

Dent, K. and Cole, G., (2019). Gatecrashing the Visual Cocktail Party: How Visual and Semantic Similarity Modulate the Own Name Benefit in the Attentional Blink. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 72 (5), 1102-1111

Millett, AC., D’Souza, ADC. and Cole, GG., (2019). Attribution of vision and knowledge in ‘spontaneous perspective taking’. Psychological Research

Cole, GG., Welsh, TN. and Skarratt, PA., (2019). The role of transients in action observation. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics

Samuel, S., Cole, G. and Eacott, M., (2019). Grammatical gender and linguistic relativity: A systematic review. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review

Cole, GG. and Millett, AC., (2019). The closing of the theory of mind: A critique of perspective-taking. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review

Atkinson, MA., Simpson, AA. and Cole, GG., (2018). Visual attention and action: How cueing, direct mapping, and social interactions drive orienting. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review. 25 (5), 1585-1605

Cole, GG., Atkinson, MA., D'Souza, ADC., Welsh, TN. and Skarratt, PA., (2018). Are goal states represented during kinematic imitation?. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 44 (2), 226-242

Sjoberg, EA. and Cole, GG., (2018). Sex Differences on the Go/No-Go Test of Inhibition. Archives of Sexual Behavior. 47 (2), 537-542

Kuhn, G., Vacaityte, I., D'Souza, ADC., Millett, AC. and Cole, GG., (2018). Mental states modulate gaze following, but not automatically. Cognition. 180, 1-9

Atkinson, MA., Millett, AC., Doneva, SP., Simpson, A. and Cole, GG., (2018). How social is social inhibition of return?. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics. 80 (8), 1892-1903

Manzone, J., Cole, G., Skarratt, PA. and Welsh, TN., (2017). Response-specific effects in a joint action task: social inhibition of return effects do not emerge when observed and executed actions are different. Psychological Research. 81 (5), 1059-1071

Doneva, SP., Atkinson, MA., Skarratt, PA. and Cole, GG., (2017). Action or attention in social inhibition of return?. Psychological Research. 81 (1), 43-54

Cole, GG., Atkinson, M., Le, ATD. and Smith, DT., (2016). Do humans spontaneously take the perspective of others?. Acta Psychologica. 164, 165-168

Kuhn, G., Pickering, A. and Cole, GG., (2016). “Rare” emotive faces and attentional orienting.. Emotion. 16 (1), 1-5

Cole, GG., Skarratt, PA. and Kuhn, G., (2016). Real Person Interaction in Visual Attention Research. European Psychologist. 21 (2), 141-149

Cole, GG., Smith, DT. and Atkinson, MA., (2015). Mental state attribution and the gaze cueing effect. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. 77 (4), 1105-1115

Cole, GG., Wright, D., Doneva, SP. and Skarratt, PA., (2015). When Your Decisions Are Not (Quite) Your Own: Action Observation Influences Free Choices. PLOS ONE. 10 (5), e0127766-e0127766

Le, ATD., Cole, GG. and Wilkins, AJ., (2015). Assessment of trypophobia and an analysis of its visual precipitation. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 68 (11), 2304-2322

Cole, G., Wright, D., Doneva, SP. and Skarratt, PA., (2015). When Your Decisions Are Not (Quite) Your Own: Action Observation Influences Free Choices. PloS One. 10 (5), creators-Cole=3AGeoff=3A=3A

Atkinson, M., Simpson, A., Skarratt, PA. and Cole, G., (2014). Is social inhibition of return due to action corepresentation?. Acta Psychologica. 150, 85-93

Skarratt, PA., Gellatly, ARH., Cole, GG., Pilling, M. and Hulleman, J., (2014). Looming motion primes the visuomotor system.. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 40 (2), 566-579

Doneva, SP. and Cole, G., (2014). The Role of Attention in a Joint-Action Effect. PLoS ONE. 9 (3), creators-Cole=3AGeoff=3A=3A

Sjoberg, E., Cannon, L. and Cole, G., (2014). Effects of Foraging Related Stimuli on OLM (Object Location Memory) and Perceptual Search in the Hunter-Gatherer Theory. Psychology Research. 4 (3), 157-167

Doneva, SP. and Cole, GG., (2014). The Role of Attention in a Joint-Action Effect. PLoS ONE. 9 (3), e91336-e91336

Cole, GG. and Wilkins, AJ., (2013). Fear of Holes. Psychological Science. 24 (10), 1980-1985

Cole, GG., Skarratt, PA. and Billing, R-C., (2012). Do action goals mediate social inhibition of return?. Psychological Research. 76 (6), 736-746

Skarratt, PA., Cole, GG. and Kuhn, G., (2012). Visual cognition during real social interaction. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 6, 196-

Cole, GG., Kuhn, G. and Skarratt, PA., (2011). Non-transient luminance changes do not capture attention. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. 73 (5), 1407-1421

de-Wit, LH., Cole, GG., Kentridge, RW. and Milner, AD., (2011). The parallel representation of the objects selected by attention. Journal of Vision. 11 (4), 13-13

de-Wit, LH., Cole, G., Kentridge, RW. and Milner, AD., (2011). The parallel representation of the objects selected by attention. Journal of Vision. 11 (4), 13-13

Cole, GG. and Kuhn, G., (2010). What the experimenter's prime tells the observer's brain. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics. 72 (5), 1367-1376

Cole, GG. and Kuhn, G., (2010). Attentional capture by object appearance and disappearance. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 63 (1), 147-159

Gellatly, A. and Cole, G., (2010). The time course of attentional capture. Journal of Vision. 2 (7), 535-535

Skarratt, PA., Cole, GG. and Kingstone, A., (2010). Social inhibition of return. Acta Psychologica. 134 (1), 48-54

Cole, GG., Kuhn, G., Heywood, CA. and Kentridge, RW., (2009). The Prioritization of Feature Singletons in the Change Detection Paradigm. Experimental Psychology. 56 (2), 134-146

Cole, GG. and Kuhn, G., (2009). Appearance matters: Attentional orienting by new objects in the precueing paradigm. Visual Cognition. 17 (5), 755-776

Kuhn, G., Tatler, BW. and Cole, GG., (2009). You look where I look! Effect of gaze cues on overt and covert attention in misdirection. Visual Cognition. 17 (6-7), 925-944

Skarratt, PA., Cole, GG. and Gellatly, ARH., (2009). Prioritization of looming and receding objects: Equal slopes, different intercepts. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. 71 (4), 964-970

Kuhn, G., Tatler, BW., Findlay, JM. and Cole, GG., (2008). Misdirection in magic: Implications for the relationship between eye gaze and attention. Visual Cognition. 16 (2-3), 391-405

CRUNDALL, D., COLE, GG. and UNDERWOOD, G., (2008). Attentional and automatic processes in line tracing: Is tracing obligatory?. Perception & Psychophysics. 70 (3), 422-430

Cole, GG., Kuhn, G. and Liversedge, SP., (2007). Onset of illusory figures attenuates change blindness. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. 14 (5), 939-943

Cole, GG., Skarratt, PA. and Gellatly, ARH., (2007). Object and spatial representations in the corner enhancement effect. Perception & Psychophysics. 69 (3), 400-412

Crundall, D., Cole, GG. and Galpin, A., (2007). Object-based attention is mediated by collinearity of targets. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 60 (1), 137-153

Cole, GG. and Liversedge, SP., (2006). Change blindness and the primacy of object appearance. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. 13 (4), 588-593

Gellatly, A., Pilling, M., Cole, G. and Skarratt, P., (2006). What is being masked in object substitution masking?. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 32 (6), 1422-1435

Cole, GG., Kentridge, RW. and Heywood, CA., (2005). Object Onset and Parvocellular Guidance of Attentional Allocation. Psychological Science. 16 (4), 270-274

Cole, GG., Kentridge, RW. and Heywood, CA., (2004). Visual Salience in the Change Detection Paradigm: The Special Role of Object Onset.. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 30 (3), 464-477

Cole, GG., Heywood, C., Kentridge, R., Fairholm, I. and Cowey, A., (2003). Attentional capture by colour and motion in cerebral achromatopsia. Neuropsychologia. 41 (13), 1837-1846

Cole, GG., Kentridge, RW., Gellatly, ARH. and Heywood, CA., (2003). Detectability of onsets versus offsets in the change detection paradigm. Journal of Vision. 3 (1), 3-3

Gellatly, A., Cole, G., Fox, C. and Johnson, M., (2003). Response Inhibition Can Affect Reaction Time to Abrupt-Onset Visual Displays. Perception. 32 (11), 1377-1391

Cole, G., Gellatly, A. and Blurton, A., (2001). Effect of object onset on the distribution of visual attention.. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 27 (6), 1356-1368

Gellatly, A. and Cole, G., (2000). Accuracy of target detection in new-object and old-object displays.. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 26 (3), 889-899

Gellatly, A., Cole, G. and Blurton, A., (1999). Do equiluminant object onsets capture visual attention?. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 25 (6), 1609-1624

Conferences (4)

Doneva, SP. and Cole, GG., (2014). Luminance transients and inhibition of return in a movement-congruency effect.

Atkinson, MA., Cole, GG., Simpson, A. and Skarratt, PA., (2012). Does inhibition of return during joint action reflect individual attentional processes?

Cole, GG. and Kuhn, G., (2010). The role of attention in a masked-prime effect

Kentridge, RW., Cole, GG. and Heywood, CA., (2004). The primacy of chromatic edge processing in normal and cerebrally achromatopsic subjects

Contact

ggcole@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 872331

Location:

3.711, Colchester Campus