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Dr Kevin Dent

Lecturer
Department of Psychology
Dr Kevin Dent
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    +44 (0) 1206 873785

  • Location

    3.703, Colchester Campus

Profile

Biography

Following an undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Sheffield (1995-98), Dr Kevin Dent completed his PhD on visuo-spatial short-term memory at the University of Lancaster. He then worked as research fellow at the University of Birmingham (2003-11) before joiningour Department as a lecturer in 2011.

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Visual cognition

Open to supervise

Understanding basic mechanisms of visuo-spatial attention

Open to supervise

Visuo-spatial short-term memory

Open to supervise

The effects of experience on object and word processing

Open to supervise

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Statistics for Psychologists (PS115)

  • Memory Attention and Language (PS415)

  • Advanced Memory, Attention and Language (PS922)

  • Critical Literature Review (PS925)

Previous supervision

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
Cathleen Cortis
Cathleen Cortis
Thesis title: Comparing the Immediate Free Recall of Verbal and Visuo-Spatial Stimuli: List Length, Capacity and Output Order Effects in Single- and Dual-Modality Tasks
Degree subject: Psychology
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 18/11/2015

Publications

Journal articles (28)

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

Cortis Mack, C., Dent, K. and Ward, G., (2018). Near-Independent Capacities and Highly Constrained Output Orders in the Simultaneous Free Recall of Auditory-Verbal and Visuo-Spatial Stimuli. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 44 (1), 107-134

Dent, K., (2018). Priming of Pop-out does not provide reliable measures of target activation and distractor inhibition in selective attention: Evidence from a large-scale online study. Vision Research. 149, 124-130

Cortis, C., Dent, K., Kennett, S. and Ward, G., (2015). First things first: Similar list length and output order effects for verbal and nonverbal stimuli.. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 41 (4), 1179-1214

Roberts, KL., Allen, HA., Dent, K. and Humphreys, GW., (2015). Visual search in depth: The neural correlates of segmenting a display into relevant and irrelevant three-dimensional regions. NeuroImage. 122, 298-305

Dent, K., (2014). Explaining efficient search for conjunctions of motion and form: Evidence from negative color effects. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. 76 (4), 931-944

Dent, K., Humphreys, GW., He, X. and Braithwaite, JJ., (2014). Surface-based constraints on target selection and distractor rejection: Evidence from preview search. Vision Research. 97, 89-99

Catling, J., South, F. and Dent, K., (2013). The Effect of Age of Acquisition on Older Individuals with and without Cognitive Impairments. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 66 (10), 1963-1973

Catling, J., Dent, K., Preece, E. and Johnston, R., (2013). Age-of-Acquisition Effects in Novel Picture Naming: A Laboratory Analogue. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 66 (9), 1756-1763

Dent, K., Allen, HA., Braithwaite, JJ. and Humphreys, GW., (2012). Parallel Distractor Rejection as a Binding Mechanism in Search. Frontiers in Psychology. 3 (AUG), 278-

Dent, K., Allen, HA., Braithwaite, JJ. and Humphreys, GW., (2012). Inhibitory guidance in visual search: The case of movement–form conjunctions. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. 74 (2), 269-284

Dent, K., Braithwaite, JJ., He, X. and Humphreys, GW., (2012). Integrating space and time in visual search: How the preview benefit is modulated by stereoscopic depth. Vision Research. 65, 45-61

Braithwaite, JJ. and Dent, K., (2011). New perspectives on perspective-taking mechanisms and the out-of-body experience. Cortex. 47 (5), 628-632

Dent, K., Humphreys, GW. and Braithwaite, JJ., (2011). Spreading suppression and the guidance of search by movement: Evidence from negative color carry-over effects. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. 18 (4), 690-696

Dent, K. and Humphreys, GW., (2011). Neuropsychological evidence for a competitive bias against contracting stimuli. Neurocase. 17 (2), 112-121

Dent, K., Allen, H. and Humphreys, GW., (2011). Comparing Segmentation by Time and by Motion in Visual Search: An fMRI Investigation. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 23 (7), 1710-1722

Johnston, RA., Dent, K., Humphreys, GW. and Barry, C., (2010). British-English norms and naming times for a set of 539 pictures: The role of age of acquisition. Behavior Research Methods. 42 (2), 461-469

Dent, K., Lestou, V. and Humphreys, GW., (2010). Deficits in visual search for conjunctions of motion and form after parietal damage but with spared hMT+/V5. Cognitive Neuropsychology. 27 (1), 72-99

Dent, K., (2010). Dynamic Visual Noise Affects Visual Short-Term Memory for Surface Color, but not Spatial Location. Experimental Psychology. 57 (1), 17-26

Catling, JC., Dent, K., Johnston, RA. and Balding, R., (2010). Age of Acquisition, Word Frequency, and Picture–Word Interference. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 63 (7), 1304-1317

Dent, K., (2009). Coding categorical and coordinate spatial relations in visual–spatial short-term memory. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 62 (12), 2372-2387

Chen, B., Dent, K., You, W. and Wu, G., (2009). Age of acquisition affects early orthographic processing during Chinese character recognition. Acta Psychologica. 130 (3), 196-203

Dent, K., Johnston, RA. and Humphreys, GW., (2008). Age of acquisition and word frequency effects in picture naming: A dual-task investigation.. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 34 (2), 282-301

Catling, JC., Dent, K. and Williamson, S., (2008). Age of acquisition, not word frequency affects object recognition: Evidence from the effects of visual degradation. Acta Psychologica. 129 (1), 130-137

DELVENNE, J-F. and DENT, K., (2008). Distinctive shapes benefit short-term memory for color associations, but not for color. Perception & Psychophysics. 70 (6), 1024-1031

Dent, K., Catling, JC. and Johnston, RA., (2007). Age of acquisition affects object recognition: Evidence from visual duration thresholds. Acta Psychologica. 125 (3), 301-318

Dent, K. and Smyth, MM., (2006). Capacity limitations and representational shifts in spatial short-term memory. Visual Cognition. 13 (5), 529-572

Dent, K. and Smyth, MM., (2005). Verbal coding and the storage of form-position associations in visual–spatial short-term memory. Acta Psychologica. 120 (2), 113-140

Conferences (1)

Dent, K. and Ziemele, A., (2015). The distribution of visual marking in 3-D space: Evidence for a depth sensitive mechanism

Contact

kdent@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 873785

Location:

3.703, Colchester Campus