Dr Michael Pilling

 

Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology

Dr. Michael Pilling has worked Oxford Brookes since September 2007. Prior to this he has been at the University of Surrey, The Open University, and at the MRC Institute of Hearing Research. He holds a BSc In Psychology from the University of East London and a PhD from the University of Surrey.


Research interests

Visual masking, attention, visual short term memory, audio-visual speech perception.


Peer-reviewed publications

Camp, S.J., Pilling, M., & Gellatly, A. (2017). Object substitution masking and its relationship with visual crowding. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics. in press.

Barratt, D.J. & Pilling, M. (2017). Evaluating the precision of auditory sensory memory as an index of intrusion in tinnitus. Ear & Hearing. 38, 262-265.

Pilling, M. & Barratt, D.J. (2016). Dimension-based attention in visual short-term memory. Memory & Cognition. 44:740-749.

Kumar, S. & Pilling, M. (2015). The cauldron of the ethical review process in human participant research. Cortex. 71,413-414.

Camp, S.J., Pilling, M., Argyropoulos, I. & Gellatly, A. (2015). The role of distractors in Object Substitution Masking. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 41, 940-957

Pilling, M., Gellatly, A., Argyropoulos, Y., & Skarratt, P. (2014). Exogenous spatial precuing reliably modulates object processing but not object substitution masking. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 76, 1560-1576.

Skarratt, P. A., Gellatly, A. R., Cole, G. G., Pilling, M., & Hulleman, J. (2014). Looming motion primes the visuomotor system. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 40, 566-579.

Pilling M. & Gellatly, A. (2013). Task probability and report of feature information: what you know about what you 'see' depends on what you expect to need. Acta Psychologica, 143,261-268

Argyropoulos, Y., Gellatly, A.R.H., Pilling, M., & Carter, W. (2013). Set size and mask duration do not interact in Object Substitution Masking. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 39, 646-661

Guest, D. Gellatly, A. & Pilling, M. (2012). Why is OSM reduced when display duration is increased, loading into VSTM or individuation of mask and target? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 38,1541-1553.

Guest, D. Gellatly, A. & Pilling, M. (2011). The effect of spatial competition between object-level representations of target and mask on Object Substitution Masking. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 73, 2528-41.

Pilling, M. & Gellatly, A. (2011). Visual awareness of objects and their colour. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 73, 2026-43.

Pilling, M. & Thomas, S. (2011). Audiovisual cues and perceptual learning of spectrally-distorted speech. Language & Speech. 54, 485–495.

Irwin, A., Pilling, M., & Thomas, S. (2011). An analysis of British regional accent and contextual cue effects on speechreading performance. Speech Communication, 53, 817-807.

Pilling, M. & Gellatly, A. (2010). Object Substitution Masking and the Object Updating hypothesis. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 17, 737-742.

Gellatly, A., Pilling, M., Carter, W., & Guest, D. (2010). How does target duration affect object substitution masking?Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 36, 1267-1279.

Pilling, M. (2009). Auditory Event-Related Potentials (ERPs) in audiovisual speech perception. Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research, 52, 1073-1081.

Pilling, M. & Gellatly, A. R. H. (2009). Target visibility in the standing wave illusion: Is mask-target shape similarity important? Perception, 38, 5-16.

Roberson, D., Damjanovic, L. & Pilling, M. (2007) Categorical Perception of Facial Expressions: Evidence for a 'Category Adjustment' model. Memory & Cognition, 35, 1814-1829.

Gellatly, A. R. H., Pilling, M., Cole, G. & Skarrett, P. (2006). What is being masked in object substitution masking?Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 32, 1422-1432.

Daoutis, C. A., Pilling, M. & Davies, I. R. L. (2005). Category effects in visual search for colour. Visual Cognition, 14,217-240.

Franklin, A., Pilling, M. & Davies, I. R. L. (2005). The nature of infant color categorization. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology,91, 227-248.

Pilling, M., & Davies, I. R. L. (2004). Linguistic relativism and colour cognition. British Journal of Psychology, 95, 429-455.

Pilling, M., Wiggett, A., Özgen, E. & Davies, I. R. L. (2003). Is color "categorical perception" really perceptual?Memory & Cognition, 31, 538-551.

Most of the above papers are available to download from ResearchGate:https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Michael_Pilling2

...or from Academia.edu

https://oxfordbrookes.academia.edu/MichaelPilling



Recent conference abstracts

Pilling, M. (2016). Why is it easier to detect difference than sameness when making perceptual comparisons between sequentially presented displays? British Psychological Society Cognitive Section Annual Conference, Barcelona, Spain.

Pilling M. (2016). VSTM and comparisons of feature sameness and difference across same and different spatial locations. 2nd joint SEPEX/Experimental Psychology Society meeting. Oxford, UK.

Pilling, M. (2015). Attentional-set and competition from irrelevant changes in change perception. Experimental Psychology Society summer meeting, Lincoln, UK.

Camp, S.J. & Pilling, M. (2015). The role of crowding in Object substitution masking. ECVP abstracts., ECVP conference 2015, Liverpool, UK.

Pilling M., Guest D. & Andrews, M. (2015). Object substitution masking, stimulus noise, and perceptual fidelity. ECVP abstracts, ECVP conference, Liverpool, UK.

Skarratt, P. Hulleman, J. Gellatly, A.R.H., Pilling, M. & Cole, G.A. (2015). A looming puzzle: What do slope and intercept functions say about attentional prioritisation? Experimental Psychology Society winter meeting, London, UK.

Pilling M. (2014). The influence of dimensional attention on perceptual comparisons of features. Perception, 43, ECVP Abstract Supplement, page 99

Pilling M. (2013) Target and mask preview effects in object substitution masking. Perception, 42, ECVP Abstract Supplement, page 26

Pilling M, Gellatly A, Argyropoulos I, 2012, Spatial attention does not influence Object Substitution Masking. Perception ,41,ECVP Abstract Supplement, page 134

Pilling, M. & Gellatly, A. (2011). The relationship between visual attention and visual short term memory for objects. Proceedings of the 17th Meeting of the European Society for Cogntive Psychology, p 137

Pilling, M. & Gellatly, A. (2011). Visual attention and knowing about what you ‘see’. British Psychological Society Cognitive Section Annual conference, Keele University, UK.

Pilling, M. & Gellatly, A, 2010, Visual awareness of objects, their colour and orientation. Perception, 39, ECVP Abstract Supplement, page 78

Gellatly, A., Guest, D., & Pilling, M, 2010, Object substitution masking of long duration targets - Now you don`t see it, now you do. Perception, 39, ECVP Abstract Supplement, page 118

Pilling, M. & Gellatly, A. (2010). Visual awareness of objects and object features as revealed by an abrupt cueing task. Proceedings of the 1st Joint conference of the EPS and SEPEX. Page 182

Pilling, M. & Gellatly, A. (2009). Immediate memory for objects and object colour. Proceedings of the 16th Meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology, page 32.

Gellatly, A., Guest, D. & Pilling, M, (2009). When and why does masking affect long duration targets? Perception, 38, ECVP Abstract Supplement, page 135

Guest, D., Gellatly A., & Pilling, M. (2009). Target-mask spatial separation influences the extent of object substitution masking.Perception, 38, ECVP Abstract Supplement, page 15

Pilling, M, & Gellatly A. (2009). Object substitution masking with a single peripheral dot: evidence of object updating or attentional capture? Perception, 38, ECVP abstract Supplement, page 16

Completed PhD students

I.oannis Argyropoulos. Factors in Object substitution masking, (together with Angus Gellatly).

Sarah J. Camp. Object substitution masking and its relationship to crowding. (together with Luci Wiggs & Sanjay Kumar).

 

Current PhD students

Alfred Veldhaus. The self-reference effect in memory. (together with Clare Rathbone & Sanjay

 

 

 

Publications from RADAR

  • Camp, S, Pilling, M, Argyropoulos, I, Gellatly, A (2015) The role of distractors in Object Substitution Masking. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 41 (4). pp. 940-957. [summary page]
  • Pilling, M, Argyropoulos, I, Gellatly, A, Skarratt, P (2014) Exogenous spatial precuing reliably modulates object processing but not object substitution masking.. Attention, Perception and Psychophysics, 76 (6). pp. 1560-1576. [summary page]
  • Argyropoulos, I, Gellatly, A, Pilling, M, Carter, W (2013) Set size and mask duration do not interact in object substitution masking. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 39 (3). pp. 646-661. [summary page]
  • Skarratt, P, Gellatly, A, Cole, G, Pilling, M, Hulleman, J (2013) Looming motion primes the visuomotor system. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 40 (2). pp. 566-579. [summary page]
  • Guest, D, Gellatly, A, Pilling, M (2011) The effect of spatial competition between object-level representations of target and mask on object substitution masking. Attention Perception & Psychophysics, 73 (8). pp. 2528-2541. [summary page]
  • Pilling, M, Gellatly, A (2011) Visual awareness of objects and their colour. Attention Perception & Psychopysics, 73 (7). pp. 2026-2043. [summary page]
  • Pilling, M, Thomas, S (2011) Audiovisual Cues and Perceptual Learning of Spectrally Distorted Speech. Language and Speech, 54 (4). pp. 487-497. [summary page]
  • Gellatly, A, Pilling, M, Carter, W, Guest, D (2010) How does target duration affect object substitution masking? . Journal of experimental psychology: Human perception and performance, 36 (5). pp. 1267-1279. [summary page]
  • Pilling, M, Gellatly, A (2010) Visual awareness of objects, their colour and orientation. Perception, 39 pp. 78-78. [summary page]
  • Pilling, M (2009) Auditory event-related potentials (ERPs) in audiovisual speech perception. Journal of speech, language, and hearing research, 52 (4). pp. 1073-1081. [summary page]
  • Pilling, M, Gellatly, A (2009) Target visibility in the standing wave illusion: Is mask-target shape similarity important?. Perception, 38 (1). pp. 5-16. [summary page]
  • Pilling, M, Gellatly, A R H (2009) Target visibility in the standing wave illusion: Is mask-target shape similarity important?. Perception, 38 pp. 5-16. [summary page]
  • Barret, DJK, Pilling, M (0) Evaluating the Precision of Auditory Sensory Memory as an Index of Intrusion in Tinnitus. Ear and Hearing, 38 (2). [summary page]
  • Beton, L, Hughes, P, Barker, S, Pilling, M, Fuente, L, Crook, NT (0) Leader-Follower Strategies for Robot-Human Collaboration. A world with Robots, 84 [summary page]
  • Hill, K, Pilling, M, Foxcroft, D (0) Alcohol-related affordances and group subjectivities: A Q-Methodology study. Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy [summary page]
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