Publications

Journal publications

Finlayson, N.J., Zhang, X., & Golomb, J.D. (2017). Differential patterns of 2D location versus depth decoding along the visual hierarchy. NeuroImage, 147, 507-516. [PDF]
Finlayson, N.J. & Golomb, J.D. (2016). Feature-location binding in 3D: Feature judgements are biased by 2D location but not position-in-depth. Vision Research, 127, 49-56. [abstract]
Finlayson, N.J. & Grove, P.M. (2015). Visual search is influenced by 3D spatial layout. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. [PDF]
Grove, P.M., Finlayson, N.J., & Ono, H. (2014). The effect of stimulus size on stereoscopic fusion limits and response criteria. Perception, 43(2/3), 155-177. [abstract]
Finlayson, N.J., Remington, R.W., Retell, J.D., & Grove, P.M. (2013). Segmentation by depth does not always facilitate visual search. Journal of Vision, 13(8):11. [abstract]
Finlayson, N.J., Remington, R.W., & Grove, P.M. (2012). The role of presentation method and depth singletons in visual search for objects moving in depth. Journal of Vision, 12(8):13, 1-9. [abstract]

Under Review

Finlayson, N.J. & Golomb, J.D. (Under Review). 3D spatial vision: 2D location biases depth judgments but not vice versa.
Finlayson, N.J., Papageorgiou, A., & Schwarzkopf, D.S. (Under Review). A new method for mapping perceptual bias across visual space.

Conference Abstracts and Posters

Finlayson, N.J., de Hass, B., Ei, S., & Schwarzkopf, D.S. (2017). Heritability of visual perception and cortical architecture. VSS, St Pete Beach, Florida: 19-24th May.
Stoll, S., Finlayson, N.J., & Schwarzkopf, D.S. (2017). The topographic representation of global object perception in human visual cortex. VSS, St Pete Beach, Florida: 19-24th May.
Golomb, J.D., Berman, D.E., & Finlayson, N.J. (2017). “Depth-otopic” mapping of human visual cortex. VSS, St Pete Beach, Florida: 19-24th May.
Finlayson, N.J., Neacsu, V., & Schwarzkopf, D.S. (2016). Spatial heterogeneity in the perception of bistable images. AVA Christmas Meeting, London, UK: 19th Dec, poster.
Moutsiana, C., de Hass, B., Papageorgiou, A., Finlayson, N.J., & Schwarzkopf, D.S. (2016). Population coding in visual cortex underlies visual size perception. Society for Neuroscience Meeting. San Diego, CA: 12-16 Nov, poster.
Finlayson, N.J. (2016). How important is the top-down contribution to vision? Cambridge Vision Workshop, Cambridge, UK: 20-21st Oct, talk.
Finlayson, N.J. & Golomb, J.D. (2016). Are 2D and 3D location equally prioritized in object processing? Vision Sciences Society Meeting, St Pete Beach, Florida: 13-18th May, poster.
Berman, D., Finlayson, N.J., & Golomb, J.D. (2016). Depth preferences of category-selective regions in human visual cortex. Vision Sciences Society Meeting, St Pete Beach, Florida: 13-18th May, poster.
Barboza, M., Finlayson, N.J., Zhang, X., & Golomb, J.D. (2016). Feature-location binding, the “spatial congruency bias”, and object-based attention. Vision Sciences Society Meeting, St Pete Beach, Florida: 13-18th May, poster.
Finlayson, N.J. & Golomb, J.D. (2016). Feature-location binding in 3D: Feature judgments are biased by 2D location but not position-in-depth. AVA/SVG, Peebles, Scotland: 8-10th Apr, poster.
Finlayson, N.J. & Golomb, J.D. (2015). Feature-location binding in 3D: Does the “spatial congruency bias” extend to depth position? Psychonomics, Chicago, IL: 19-22nd Nov.
Berman, D., Finlayson, N.J., & Golomb, J.D. (2015). Topographic maps of depth in human visual cortex. Society for Neuroscience Meeting. Chicago, IL: 17-21st Oct.
Finlayson, N.J. & Golomb, J.D. (2015). The representation and perception of 3D space: Interactions between 2D location and depth. Object and Perception Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL: 19th Nov.
Finlayson, N.J. & Golomb, J.D. (2015). Depth, 2D space, and the “spatial congruency bias”. Center for Cognitive & Behavioral Sciences Workshop, Deer Lodge, OH: 18-19 Sept.
Finlayson, N.J., Zhang, X., & Golomb, J.D. (2015). Human visual cortex gradually transitions from 2D to 3D spatial representations. Vision Sciences Society Meeting. Naples, Florida. 15-20 May. [abstract]
Berman, D., Finlayson, N.J., & Golomb, J.D. (2015). Topographic maps of depth in human visual cortex. Vision Sciences Society Meeting, St Pete Beach, Florida: 15-20 May. [abstract]
Finlayson, N.J., Kupitz, C.N., & Golomb, J.D. (2014). Decoding depth: Representations of 3D versus 2D spatial information in human visual cortex. Society for Neuroscience Meeting. Washington, DC. 15-19 Nov. [abstract]
Finlayson, N.J. & Grove, P.M. (2014). Visual search is influenced by 3D spatial layout. Vision Sciences Society Meeting. Naples, Florida. 16-21 May. [abstract]
Finlayson, N.J., Remington, R.W., Retell, J.D., & Grove, P.M. (2013). The effects of grouping search elements by depth on target selection. Vision Sciences Society Meeting. Naples, Florida. 10-15 May. [abstract]
Finlayson, N.J. & Grove, P.M. (2013). Exploring the parameters of visual search in 3D space. Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference. Adelaide, Australia. 3-6 April. [abstract]
Finlayson, N.J., Remington, R.W., & Grove, P.M. (2012). The role of presentation and depth singletons in the prioritization of approaching but not receding motion in depth. Vision Sciences Society Meeting. Naples, Florida. 10-16 May. [abstract]
Finlayson, N.J., Remington, R.W., Retell, J.D., & Grove, P.M. (2012). Visual search in 3D: Conjunction search efficiency is modulated by disparity information. Proceedings of the 29th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference. Sydney, Australia. 12-15 April.
Finlayson, N.J., Remington, R.W., & Grove, P.M. (2011). Visual search in depth: Longer shifts or larger space? Centre for Perception and Cognitive Neuroscience Workshop. Brisbane, Australia 1-2 Dec. [abstract]
Finlayson, N.J., Remington, R.W., & Grove, P.M. (2011). Presenting motion-in-depth: How depth singletons and depth cues influence attentional capture. Proceedings of the 28th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference. Auckland, New Zealand 28-30 April.
Grove, P.M., Finlayson, N.J., Ono, H. (2011). The effects of stimulus size on stereoscopic fusion limits and response criteria. I-Perception. 2(4), 401. [abstract]
Finlayson, N.J. (2010). Taking a closer look at capture by motion in depth: Attention to motion or depth? The inaugural Centre for Perception and Cognitive Neuroscience Workshop. Brisbane, Australia 2-3 Dec. [abstract]

Invited Talks

February 2017. “The effects of depth information on visual search”. BaysLab talk, University of Cambridge: UK.
December 2016. “The effects of depth information on visual search”. Experimental Psychology Seminar, University College London: UK.
June 2016. “The representation and perception of 3D space: Interactions between 2D location and depth”. Bedford Way Vision Workshop, University College London: UK.
February 2016. “The representation of 3D space in visual cortex”. B-REAL Lab Talk, University of Queensland: Australia.
November 2015. “The representation and perception of 3D space: Interactions between 2D location and depth”. University of Minnesota Perception Talk, Department of Psychology: USA.
October 2014. “Exploring the depths of visual perception”. Wolfe Lab Seminar Series, Bingham and Women’s Hospital Vision Attention Lab: USA.
November 2013. “The effects of depth information on visual search”. Cognitive Proseminar Series, The Ohio State University: USA.
May 2013. “The effects of depth information on visual search”. Bex Lab, Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School: USA.
May 2012. “Attention in depth: How depth information affects visual search”. Northwestern Visual Cognition Lab, Northwestern University: USA.

Other

Finlayson, N.J. (2014). Visual search in 3D space: Deploying attention in depth. PhD dissertation, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. [abstract]
Finlayson, N.J. (2008). ‘Not your average cup of tea’: The influence of action affordances on visual search. Unpublished honours thesis, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Scholarships and awards

Australian Government and University of Queensland – Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), $23,728 p.a. (2010-2013)
Australian Postgraduate Award Graduate Travel Award, University of Queensland, Australia (2011, 2012, 2013)
2013 School Award for Excellence in Tutoring, School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Australia (2013)
EPC Student Travel Grant: Auckland, NZ (2011), Adelaide (2013)
Dean’s Commendation for High Achievement, University of Queensland (×6; 2004-2008)

I knew I was destined for greatness when I received my most cherished award:
The Morgan Street Primary School Science Award (1998)