Branka Spehar, PhD - Publications

School of Psychology The University of New South Wales, Australia 
Visual psychophysics

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2021 Robles KE, Roberts M, Viengkham C, Smith JH, Rowland C, Moslehi S, Stadlober S, Lesjak A, Lesjak M, Taylor RP, Spehar B, Sereno ME. Aesthetics and Psychological Effects of Fractal Based Design. Frontiers in Psychology. 12: 699962. PMID 34484047 DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.699962  1
2021 Isherwood ZJ, Clifford CWG, Schira MM, Roberts MM, Spehar B. Nice and slow: Measuring sensitivity and visual preference toward naturalistic stimuli varying in their amplitude spectra in space and time. Vision Research. 181: 47-60. PMID 33578184 DOI: 10.1016/j.visres.2021.01.001  1
2021 Nguyen LY, Spehar B. Visual adaptation to natural scene statistics and visual preference. Vision Research. 180: 87-95. PMID 33401176 DOI: 10.1016/j.visres.2020.11.011  0.01
2020 Estrada-Gonzalez V, East S, Garbutt M, Spehar B. Viewing Art in Different Contexts. Frontiers in Psychology. 11: 569. PMID 32300320 DOI: 10.3389/Fpsyg.2020.00569  0.01
2019 Viengkham C, Isherwood Z, Spehar B. Fractal-Scaling Properties as Aesthetic Primitives in Vision and Touch Axiomathes. DOI: 10.1007/S10516-019-09444-Z  0.01
2018 Viengkham C, Spehar B. Preference for Fractal-Scaling Properties Across Synthetic Noise Images and Artworks. Frontiers in Psychology. 9: 1439. PMID 30210380 DOI: 10.3389/Fpsyg.2018.01439  0.01
2017 Taylor RP, Martin TP, Montgomery RD, Smith JH, Micolich AP, Boydston C, Scannell BC, Fairbanks MS, Spehar B. Seeing shapes in seemingly random spatial patterns: Fractal analysis of Rorschach inkblots. Plos One. 12: e0171289. PMID 28196082 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pone.0171289  1
2016 Isherwood ZJ, Schira MM, Spehar B. The tuning of human visual cortex to variations in the 1/f(α) amplitude spectra and fractal properties of synthetic noise images. Neuroimage. PMID 27742601 DOI: 10.1016/J.Neuroimage.2016.10.013  1
2016 Owens C, Spehar B. Do sudden onsets need to be perceived as new objects to capture attention? The interplay between sensory transients and display configuration. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics. PMID 27506426 DOI: 10.3758/S13414-016-1183-7  1
2016 Spehar B, Walker N, Taylor RP. Taxonomy of Individual Variations in Aesthetic Responses to Fractal Patterns. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 10: 350. PMID 27458365 DOI: 10.3389/Fnhum.2016.00350  1
2015 Spehar B, Tye-Murray N, Myerson J, Murray DJ. Real-Time Captioning for Improving Informed Consent: Patient and Physician Benefits. Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. PMID 26650432 DOI: 10.1097/Aap.0000000000000347  1
2015 Spehar B, Halim V. Created unequal: Temporal dynamics of modal and amodal boundary interpolation. Vision Research. PMID 26550953 DOI: 10.1016/J.Visres.2015.10.006  1
2015 Myerson J, Spehar B, Tye-Murray N, Van Engen K, Hale S, Sommers MS. Cross-modal Informational Masking of Lipreading by Babble. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics. PMID 26474981 DOI: 10.3758/S13414-015-0990-6  1
2015 Spehar B, Wong S, van de Klundert S, Lui J, Clifford CW, Taylor RP. Beauty and the beholder: the role of visual sensitivity in visual preference. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 9: 514. PMID 26441611 DOI: 10.3389/Fnhum.2015.00514  1
2015 Kimchi R, Yeshurun Y, Spehar B, Pirkner Y. Perceptual organization, visual attention, and objecthood. Vision Research. PMID 26440865 DOI: 10.1016/J.Visres.2015.07.008  1
2015 Spehar B, Goebel S, Tye-Murray N. Effects of Context Type on Lipreading and Listening Performance and Implications for Sentence Processing. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research : Jslhr. 58: 1093-102. PMID 25863923 DOI: 10.1044/2015_JSLHR-H-14-0360  1
2015 Tye-Murray N, Spehar BP, Myerson J, Hale S, Sommers MS. The self-advantage in visual speech processing enhances audiovisual speech recognition in noise. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. 22: 1048-53. PMID 25421408 DOI: 10.3758/S13423-014-0774-3  1
2015 Sommers MS, Tye-Murray N, Barcroft J, Spehar BP. The Effects of Meaning-Based Auditory Training on Behavioral Measures of Perceptual Effort in Individuals with Impaired Hearing Seminars in Hearing. 36: 263-272. DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1564454  1
2014 Spehar B, Laginja S, Marinovi? M. [Chronic wound in waiting-room]. Acta Medica Croatica : C̆Asopis Hravatske Akademije Medicinskih Znanosti. 68: 91-3. PMID 25326997  0.01
2014 Laginja S, Seremet J, Spehar B, Marinovi? M. [Plausible solution to prevent major amputation in diabetic foot patients]. Acta Medica Croatica : C̆Asopis Hravatske Akademije Medicinskih Znanosti. 68: 87-9. PMID 25326996  0.01
2014 Otsuka Y, Ichikawa H, Kanazawa S, Yamaguchi MK, Spehar B. Temporal dynamics of spatial frequency processing in infants. Journal of Experimental Psychology. Human Perception and Performance. 40: 995-1008. PMID 24417291 DOI: 10.1037/A0035440  1
2014 Tye-Murray N, Hale S, Spehar B, Myerson J, Sommers MS. Lipreading in school-age children: the roles of age, hearing status, and cognitive ability. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research : Jslhr. 57: 556-65. PMID 24129010 DOI: 10.1044/2013_Jslhr-H-12-0273  1
2013 Tye-Murray N, Spehar BP, Myerson J, Hale S, Sommers MS. Reading your own lips: common-coding theory and visual speech perception. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. 20: 115-9. PMID 23132604 DOI: 10.3758/S13423-012-0328-5  1
2013 Spehar B, Taylor RP. Fractals in art and nature: Why do we like them? Proceedings of Spie - the International Society For Optical Engineering. 8651. DOI: 10.1117/12.2012076  1
2013 Tonder GV, Spehar B. The Aesthetic Appeal of Visual Qualities Handbook of Experimental Phenomenology: Visual Perception of Shape, Space and Appearance. 395-414. DOI: 10.1002/9781118329016.ch16  1
2012 Stevanov J, Spehar B, Ashida H, Kitaoka A. Anomalous motion illusion contributes to visual preference. Frontiers in Psychology. 3: 528. PMID 23226138 DOI: 10.3389/Fpsyg.2012.00528  1
2012 Tye-Murray N, Sommers MS, Mauzé E, Schroy C, Barcroft J, Spehar B. Using patient perceptions of relative benefit and enjoyment to assess auditory training. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 23: 623-34. PMID 22967737 DOI: 10.3766/jaaa.23.8.7  1
2012 Spehar B, Owens C. When do luminance changes capture attention? Attention, Perception & Psychophysics. 74: 674-90. PMID 22259184 DOI: 10.3758/S13414-011-0266-8  1
2012 Otsuka Y, Hill HC, Kanazawa S, Yamaguchi MK, Spehar B. Perception of Mooney faces by young infants: the role of local feature visibility, contrast polarity, and motion. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 111: 164-79. PMID 22014473 DOI: 10.1016/J.Jecp.2010.10.014  1
2012 Jaganjac M, Prah IO, Cipak A, Cindric M, Mrakovcic L, Tatzber F, Ilincic P, Rukavina V, Spehar B, Vukovic JP, Telen S, Uchida K, Lulic Z, Zarkovic N. Effects of bioreactive acrolein from automotive exhaust gases on human cells in vitro. Environmental Toxicology. 27: 644-52. PMID 21374787 DOI: 10.1002/tox.20683  1
2012 Marinović S, Krištović M, Spehar B, Rukavina V, Jukić A. Prediction of diesel fuel properties by vibrational spectroscopy using multivariate analysis Journal of Analytical Chemistry. 67: 939-949. DOI: 10.1134/S1061934812120039  1
2011 Barcroft J, Sommers MS, Tye-Murray N, Mauzé E, Schroy C, Spehar B. Tailoring auditory training to patient needs with single and multiple talkers: transfer-appropriate gains on a four-choice discrimination test. International Journal of Audiology. 50: 802-8. PMID 21929377 DOI: 10.3109/14992027.2011.599868  1
2011 Taylor RP, Spehar B, Van Donkelaar P, Hagerhall CM. Perceptual and Physiological Responses to Jackson Pollock's Fractals. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 5: 60. PMID 21734876 DOI: 10.3389/Fnhum.2011.00060  1
2011 Schira MM, Spehar B. Differential effect of contrast polarity reversals in closed squares and open L-junctions. Frontiers in Psychology. 2: 47. PMID 21716597 DOI: 10.3389/Fpsyg.2011.00047  1
2011 Sommers MS, Hale S, Myerson J, Rose N, Tye-Murray N, Spehar B. Listening comprehension across the adult lifespan. Ear and Hearing. 32: 775-81. PMID 21716112 DOI: 10.1097/Aud.0B013E3182234Cf6  1
2011 Tye-Murray N, Spehar B, Myerson J, Sommers MS, Hale S. Cross-modal enhancement of speech detection in young and older adults: does signal content matter? Ear and Hearing. 32: 650-5. PMID 21478751 DOI: 10.1097/Aud.0B013E31821A4578  1
2011 Hale S, Rose NS, Myerson J, Strube MJ, Sommers M, Tye-Murray N, Spehar B. The structure of working memory abilities across the adult life span. Psychology and Aging. 26: 92-110. PMID 21299306 DOI: 10.1037/A0021483  1
2011 Spehar B. Beauty and the Beholder: A Sensitive Relationship I-Perception. 2: 285-285. DOI: 10.1068/Ic285  0.01
2010 Tye-Murray N, Sommers M, Spehar B, Myerson J, Hale S. Aging, audiovisual integration, and the principle of inverse effectiveness. Ear and Hearing. 31: 636-44. PMID 20473178 DOI: 10.1097/Aud.0B013E3181Ddf7Ff  1
2010 Schira MM, Tyler CW, Spehar B, Breakspear M. Modeling magnification and anisotropy in the primate foveal confluence. Plos Computational Biology. 6: e1000651. PMID 20126528 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pcbi.1000651  1
2009 Cass J, Alais D, Spehar B, Bex PJ. Temporal whitening: transient noise perceptually equalizes the 1/f temporal amplitude spectrum. Journal of Vision. 9: 12.1-19. PMID 19810793 DOI: 10.1167/9.10.12  1
2009 Cass J, Clifford CW, Alais D, Spehar B. Temporal structure of chromatic channels revealed through masking. Journal of Vision. 9: 17.1-15. PMID 19757895 DOI: 10.1167/9.5.17  1
2009 Schira MM, Tyler CW, Breakspear M, Spehar B. The foveal confluence in human visual cortex. The Journal of Neuroscience : the Official Journal of the Society For Neuroscience. 29: 9050-8. PMID 19605642 DOI: 10.1523/Jneurosci.1760-09.2009  1
2009 McDonald JS, Seymour KJ, Schira MM, Spehar B, Clifford CW. Orientation-specific contextual modulation of the fMRI BOLD response to luminance and chromatic gratings in human visual cortex. Vision Research. 49: 1397-405. PMID 19167419 DOI: 10.1016/J.Visres.2008.12.014  1
2008 Otsuka Y, Yamazaki Y, Konishi Y, Kanazawa S, Yamaguchi MK, Spehar B. The perception of illusory transparent surfaces in infancy: early emergence of sensitivity to static pictorial cues. Journal of Vision. 8: 6.1-12. PMID 19146272 DOI: 10.1167/8.16.6  1
2008 Tye-Murray N, Sommers M, Spehar B, Myerson J, Hale S, Rose NS. Auditory-visual discourse comprehension by older and young adults in favorable and unfavorable conditions. International Journal of Audiology. 47: S31-7. PMID 19012110 DOI: 10.1080/14992020802301662  1
2008 Spehar BP, Tye-Murray N, Sommers MS. Intra- versus intermodal integration in young and older adults. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 123: 2858-66. PMID 18529201 DOI: 10.1121/1.2890748  1
2008 Owens C, Spehar B. Unique temporal change does not account for attentional capture by sudden onsets Visual Cognition. 16: 307-324. DOI: 10.1080/13506280701434458  1
2008 Schira MM, Tyler CW, Spehar B. The organisation of the foveal confluence in human revealed by high resolution fMRI Perception. 37: 166-166. DOI: 10.1068/V080599  1
2007 Tye-Murray N, Sommers MS, Spehar B. The effects of age and gender on lipreading abilities. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 18: 883-92. PMID 18496997 DOI: 10.3766/jaaa.18.10.7  1
2007 Tye-Murray N, Sommers M, Spehar B. Auditory and visual lexical neighborhoods in audiovisual speech perception. Trends in Amplification. 11: 233-41. PMID 18003867 DOI: 10.1177/1084713807307409  1
2007 Tye-Murray N, Sommers MS, Spehar B. Audiovisual integration and lipreading abilities of older adults with normal and impaired hearing. Ear and Hearing. 28: 656-68. PMID 17804980 DOI: 10.1097/AUD.0b013e31812f7185  1
2007 Huon G, Spehar B, Adam P, Rifkin W. Resource use and academic performance among first year psychology students Higher Education. 53: 1-27. DOI: 10.1007/S10734-005-1727-6  1
2005 Cass JR, Spehar B. Dynamics of cross- and iso-surround facilitation suggest distinct mechanisms. Vision Research. 45: 3060-73. PMID 16171843 DOI: 10.1016/J.Visres.2005.08.003  1
2005 Hayward WG, Wong AC, Spehar B. When are viewpoint costs greater for silhouettes than for shaded images? Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. 12: 321-7. PMID 16082813 DOI: 10.3758/Bf03196379  1
2005 Cass JR, Spehar B. Dynamics of collinear contrast facilitation are consistent with long-range horizontal striate transmission. Vision Research. 45: 2728-39. PMID 16038960 DOI: 10.1016/J.Visres.2005.03.010  1
2005 Sommers MS, Tye-Murray N, Spehar B. Auditory-visual speech perception and auditory-visual enhancement in normal-hearing younger and older adults. Ear and Hearing. 26: 263-75. PMID 15937408 DOI: 10.1097/00003446-200506000-00003  1
2005 Taylor RP, Spehar B, Wise JA, Clifford CW, Newell BR, Hagerhall CM, Purcell T, Martin TP. Perceptual and physiological responses to the visual complexity of fractal patterns. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences. 9: 89-114. PMID 15629069  1
2005 Tye-Murray N, Sommers M, Spehar B. Speechreading and aging Asha Leader. 10: 8-9+28-29.  1
2004 Spehar B, Tye-Murray N, Sommers M. Time-compressed visual speech and age: a first report. Ear and Hearing. 25: 565-72. PMID 15604917 DOI: 10.1097/00003446-200412000-00005  1
2004 Clifford CW, Spehar B, Pearson J. Motion transparency promotes synchronous perceptual binding. Vision Research. 44: 3073-80. PMID 15474580 DOI: 10.1016/J.Visres.2004.07.022  1
2003 Clifford CW, Pearson J, Forte JD, Spehar B. Colour and luminance selectivity of spatial and temporal interactions in orientation perception. Vision Research. 43: 2885-93. PMID 14568376 DOI: 10.1016/J.Visres.2003.08.005  1
2003 Sarli CC, Uchanski RM, Heidbreder A, Readmond K, Spehar B. 19th-century camouflaged mechanical hearing devices. Otology & Neurotology : Official Publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology. 24: 691-8. PMID 12851567  1
2003 Spehar B, Clifford CW. When does illusory contour formation depend on contrast polarity? Vision Research. 43: 1915-9. PMID 12831754 DOI: 10.1016/S0042-6989(03)00274-8  1
2003 Clifford CW, Spehar B, Solomon SG, Martin PR, Zaidi Q. Interactions between color and luminance in the perception of orientation. Journal of Vision. 3: 106-15. PMID 12678615 DOI: 10.1167/3.2.1  1
2003 Clifford CWG, Spehar B. Using colour to disambiguate contrast and assimilation in White's effect Journal of Vision. 3: 294a. DOI: 10.1167/3.9.294  1
2003 Spehar B, Clifford CWG, Newell BR, Taylor RP. Universal aesthetic of fractals Computers and Graphics (Pergamon). 27: 813-820. DOI: 10.1016/S0097-8493(03)00154-7  1
2002 Spehar B, Gillam B. Modal completion in the Poggendorff illusion: support for the depth-processing theory. Psychological Science. 13: 306-12. PMID 12137132 DOI: 10.1111/J.0956-7976.2002.00457.X  1
2002 Spehar B, Clifford CW. Painting with light by Rob and Nick Carter: dramatic failures of colour constancy in articulated scenes. Perception. 31: 197-200. PMID 11926225 DOI: 10.1068/P11Sp  1
2002 Spehar B, Clifford CW, Agostini T. Induction in variants of White's effect: common or separate mechanisms? Perception. 31: 189-96. PMID 11926224 DOI: 10.1068/P10Sp  1
2002 Spehar B. The role of contrast polarity in perceptual closure. Vision Research. 42: 343-50. PMID 11809486 DOI: 10.1016/S0042-6989(01)00287-5  1
2002 Spehar B, Clifford CWG, Johnston A. The role of oriented filters and T-junctions in White's effect Journal of Vision. 2: 555a. DOI: 10.1167/2.7.555  1
2002 Clifford CWG, Spehar B, Solomon SG, Martin PR, Zaidi Q. Colour-luminance interactions in human orientation perception Journal of Vision. 2: 215a. DOI: 10.1167/2.7.215  1
2002 Spehar B, Gillam B. Modal completion in the Poggendorff illusion: Support for the depth-processing theory Psychological Science. 13: 306-312.  1
2002 Geers AE, Spehar B, Sedey A. Use of speech by children from total communication programs who wear cochlear implants American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. 11: 50-58.  1
2000 Clifford CW, Wenderoth P, Spehar B. A functional angle on some after-effects in cortical vision. Proceedings. Biological Sciences / the Royal Society. 267: 1705-10. PMID 12233765 DOI: 10.1098/Rspb.2000.1198  1
2000 Spehar B. Degraded illusory contour formation with non-uniform inducers in Kanizsa configurations: the role of contrast polarity. Vision Research. 40: 2653-9. PMID 10958915 DOI: 10.1016/S0042-6989(00)00109-7  1
1999 Gilchrist A, Kossyfidis C, Bonato F, Agostini T, Cataliotti J, Li X, Spehar B, Annan V, Economou E. An anchoring theory of lightness perception. Psychological Review. 106: 795-834. PMID 10560329 DOI: 10.1037/0033-295X.106.4.795  1
1998 Zaidi Q, Spehar B, DeBonet J. Adaptation to textured chromatic fields. Journal of the Optical Society of America. a, Optics, Image Science, and Vision. 15: 23-32. PMID 9459793 DOI: 10.1364/Josaa.15.000023  1
1997 Spehar B, Zaidi Q. New configurational effects on perceived contrast and brightness: second-order White's effects. Perception. 26: 409-17. PMID 9404491 DOI: 10.1068/P260409  1
1997 Zaidi Q, Spehar B, Shy M. Induced effects of backgrounds and foregrounds in three-dimensional configurations: the role of T-junctions. Perception. 26: 395-408. PMID 9404490 DOI: 10.1068/P260395  1
1997 Zaidi Q, Spehar B, DeBonet J. Color constancy in variegated scenes: role of low-level mechanisms in discounting illumination changes. Journal of the Optical Society of America. a, Optics, Image Science, and Vision. 14: 2608-21. PMID 9316275 DOI: 10.1364/Josaa.14.002608  1
1997 Spehar B, Zaidi Q. Surround effects on the shape of the temporal contrast-sensitivity function. Journal of the Optical Society of America. a, Optics, Image Science, and Vision. 14: 2517-25. PMID 9291619 DOI: 10.1364/Josaa.14.002517  1
1996 Greenstein VC, Zaidi Q, Hood DC, Spehar B, Cideciyan AV, Jacobson SG. The enhanced S cone syndrome: an analysis of receptoral and post-receptoral changes. Vision Research. 36: 3711-22. PMID 8977001 DOI: 10.1016/0042-6989(96)00073-9  1
1996 Spehar B, Debonet JS, Zaidi Q. Brightness induction from uniform and complex surrounds: a general model. Vision Research. 36: 1893-906. PMID 8759429 DOI: 10.1016/0042-6989(95)00255-3  1
1996 Spehar B, Zaidi Q. Effects of simple and complex surrounds on temporal contrast sensitivity Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 37: S521.  1
1996 Zaidi Q, Spehar B, DeBonet JS. Chromatic adaptation to variegated fields Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 37: S4.  1
1995 Spehar B, Gilchrist A, Arend L. The critical role of relative luminance relations in White's effect and grating induction. Vision Research. 35: 2603-14. PMID 7483304 DOI: 10.1016/0042-6989(95)00005-K  1
1995 Zaidi Q, DeBonet JS, Spehar B. Perceived grey-levels in complex configurations Final Program and Proceedings - Is and T/Sid Color Imaging Conference. 14-17.  1
1995 Zaidi Q, DeBonet JS, Spehar B. Perceived grey-levels in complex configurations Final Program and Proceedings - Is and T/Sid Color Imaging Conference. 14-17.  1
1993 Arend LE, Spehar B. Lightness, brightness, and brightness contrast: 2. Reflectance variation. Perception & Psychophysics. 54: 457-68. PMID 8255708 DOI: 10.3758/Bf03211768  1
1993 Arend LE, Spehar B. Lightness, brightness, and brightness contrast: 1. Illuminance variation. Perception & Psychophysics. 54: 446-56. PMID 8255707 DOI: 10.3758/Bf03211767  1
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