Level 3 Year Abroad

I am the coordinator for our Level 3 students who wish to study abroad in the USA, New Zealand or Australia. Students apply during their second year. More information about the program can be found by clicking here


Final Year Maxi Projects

Any topic in the perception or production of human movement would be welcome. Look at my lab site to see details about current research topics in the lab. Some projects do get published as conference abstracts or papers so if you would like to make that your goal then contact me by January and and we can try to arrange summer funding. (The Nuffield Foundataion, The Wellcome Trust and The Carnegie Trust all offer schemes. See your course handbook for details). Below are some examples of projects students have been involved in for their maxi that have gone on to be published (students name in bold):


Pollick, F.E., Kay, J., Heim, K. & Stringer, R.  (2005)  Gender recognition from point-light walkers.  Journal of Experimental Psychology:  Human Perception and Performance, 31, 1247-1265.

MacFarlane, L, Kulka, I & Pollick, F.E. (2004).  The representation of affect revealed by butoh dance.  Psychologia -An International Journal of Psychology in the Orient (Special Issue:  Nonverbal communication and action recognition), 47(2), 96-103.

Pollick, F.E., Lestou, V., Ryu, J. & Cho, SB.  (2002) Estimating the efficiency of recognizing gender and affect from biological motion.  Vision Research, 42, 2345-2355.


Pollick, F.E., Tzoneva-Hadjigeorgieva, M., Price, G.M. & Jang, S. (2006).  Form and motion coherence in the perception of possible point-light ballet movements.  Society for Neuroscience 36th Annual meeting, Atlanta.

McKay, L., Mackie, J., Piggott, J., Simmons, D.R. & Pollick, F.E. (2006).  Biological motion processing in autistic spectrum conditions: Perceptual and social factors.  http://journalofvision.org/6/6/1036/

McAleer, P., Mazzarino, B., Volpe, G., Camurri, A., Smith, K., Paterson, H., Pollick, F.E. (2004) Perceiving Animacy and Arousal in Transformed Displays of Human Interaction. Proceedings for The 2nd International Symposium on Measurement, Analysis and Modelling of Human Functions and The 1st Medditeranean Conference of Measurement, 67-71

Mulvenna, C., Hubbard, E.M., Ramachandran, V.S. & Pollick, F. (2004, April). The relationship between synaesthesia and creativity. Eleventh Annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society. San Francisco, CA.

Pollick, F. E., Kay, J., Heim, K., & Stringer, R. (2002). A review of gender recognition from gait. Perception, 31, 118-118.

Paterson, H. M., Pollick, F. E., & Jackson, E. (2002). Movement and faces in the perception of emotion. Perception, 31, 118-118.

Lestou, V., & Pollick, F. E. (2002). The imitation and perception of morphed arm movements. Perception, 31, 118-119.

Lestou, V., Pollick, F. E., & Vogt, S. (2002). Evidence for action-level imitation of temporally morphed throwing movements. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, D98.

Pollick, F.E., Lestou, V., Ryu, J. & Cho, S-B (2001). Estimating efficiency in the categorization of biological motion.  Vision Sciences Society First Annual Meeting, pp 98.

 Paterson, H, Pollick, F.E., Walker, A.M.B. (2000).  Movement duration influences judgments of affect for point-light displays of simple arm movements.  European Conference on Visual Perception.  Perception, 29, S113.

Pollick, F.E., Hill, H., Folwaczny, Gray, G., Holmes, R. & Love, S. (1999).  Contributions of facial and head motion in the interpretation of expression.  European Conference on Visual Perception.  Perception, 28, S52