CURRICULUM VITAE

 

FRANK E. POLLICK

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Department of Psychology

University of Glasgow

Glasgow   G12 8QQ      Scotland

office phone:  +44-0141-330-3945

fax:  +44-0141-339-8889

mobile:  +44-0771-161-6558

email:  frank@psy.gla.ac.uk

WWW:  http://www.psy.gla.ac.uk/~frank

                                                                                             

 

CITIZENSHIP: 

USA                                                                                                                                                   

 

EDUCATION:

Ph.D.              1991, University of California, Irvine, Cognitive Sciences

M.S.                1984, Case Western Reserve University, Biomedical Engineering

B.S.                  1982, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Physics

B.S.                  1982, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Biology

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

University of Glasgow, Department of Psychology.  Professor (2008-present).

University of Glasgow, Department of Psychology.  Reader (2005-present).

University of Glasgow, Department of Psychology.  Senior Lecturer (2002-05).

University of Glasgow, Department of Psychology.  Lecturer (1997-02).

ATR Human Information Processing Research Laboratories, invited researcher.  Investigated human vision, motor control and human performance in virtual environments (1991-97).

Schlumberger Well Services, engineer.  Developed CAD library to speed the design-cycle of electronics packaging (1985-86). 

Baylor College of Medicine, research assistant.  Evaluated cell damage and blood flow in artificial vascular conduits (1985-86). 

Cleveland Clinic Foundation, engineer.  Developed system to evaluate prosthetic heart valves during open heart surgery (1982-84).      

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Brain mechanisms of action understanding

Expertise and the recognition of human actions

Sensory processes in autism

Interaction with humanoid robots

 

 


GRANTS – Principal & Lead Investigator:

Arts and Humanities Research Council – Watching dance:  Kinesthetic empathy, £695, 423, 1/4/08 – 30/9/10 (Dee Reynolds at Manchester University is PI and I am the local lead at Glasgow with  Marie-Helene Grosbras)

Ministry of Defence – Evaluation and training of expertise in judging intent based on eye movements and brain activity, £299,734, 1/1/08 – 30/11/09

Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland Larger Grant – Brain mechanisms of emotion processing in depression, £30,000, 1/10/06-30/6/08

National Alliance for Autism Research / Autism Speaks  – The processing of biological motion patterns in adults with high-functioning autism:  A fmri study, $117,484, 1/10/06-30/9/08

British Academy – Beat Fusion in the Brain of a Drummer, £44,244, 1/7/06-31/1/08

EPSRC – Workshop on the psychology of face and gesture recognition, £5,728, 15/4/06-19/9/06,

British Academy – Investigations of a minimal architecture for action, understanding and imitation, £4,360, 1/6/03-31/5/04

EPSRC - Recognising the style of human movement, £152,416, 1/6/02 - 30/5/05

ESRC - Combining form and motion information to recognise emotion from human movement, £38,780, 1/4/02 - 31/3/03

The Royal Society – Visual recognition of objects and events by man and machine, £17,043, 1/4/01 - 31/3/04

EPSRC – Assessing the believability of real and synthetic 3D human movement, £50,000, 1/11/98 - 31/10/99

 

GRANTS – Co-Investigator:

ESRC – Social interaction: A cognitive-neurosciences approach.  £4,624,215, 1/1/08 – 31/12/11.  (PI Simon Garrod, I am one of 15 co-investigators and my role is to supervise one postdoctoral RA and to use £100K equipment money to establish a whole body motion capture system.)

EPSRC - Surveillance from all angles - Bridging the gaps between science, engineering, forensics and criminology, £58,412, 1/8/03-31/7/05, (PI Alex Hirschfield, University of Liverpool)

EU - Perception and Representation for Action (PRA), Ř1,495,323, 1/9/02 - 31/1/04 (PI - Pascal Mamassian, University of Glasgow)

EPSRC - European Conference on Visual Perception, £16,711, 2/1/02 - 1/12/02, (PI - Pascal Mamassian, University of Glasgow)

 

Professional Service

NSF Perception Action Cognition (PAC) grants panel meeting

Twice served as ad hoc panel member for Autism Speaks grant review meetings in Philadelphia (May 2007 for the basic and clinical large grants and February 2008 for the pilot grants).  Area of expertise is vision and brain imaging

Associate Editor for the International Journal of Humanoid Robotics, published by World Scientific.  Area of expertise is psychology and human-robot interaction (HRI)

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:

American Psychological Society

The Psychonomic Society

Society for Neuroscience

Vision Sciences Society

 

PhD STUDENT SUPERVISION:

Lukasz Piwek (2009-present) – Audiovisual aspects of recognizing emotion

Scott Love (2006-present) – Audiovisual cue combination and human movement

Lawrie McKay (2005-2009) – Biological Motion Perception in Autism

Phil McAleer (2003-2006) - Understanding intention from movement

Maria Tzoneva (2002-2006) - Perception for recognition and action

Vaia Lestou (2001-5) - Mechanisms of human movement imitation

Joshua Hale (1998-2003) - Biomimetic motion synthesis for synthetic humanoids

Helena Paterson (1998-2002) - Perception and cognition of emotion from motion

 

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

TEACHING WITHIN PYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT:

Lecture in the Perception and Visual Cognition Strand, Levels 1,2, 3, 4

Supervise practical work of small groups of Level 3 Honours students

Supervise Critical Reviews of Level 4 Honours students

Supervise Final Year Projects of Level 4 Honours students

Lecture to Postgraduate students about research methods

 

TEACHING OUTWITH PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT:

Seminar to Masters Students at Glasgow School of Art, Digital Design Studio

Course on visual perception to Glasgow School of Art, Product Design

 

MSc STUDENT SUPERVISION:

Catherine Mulvenna (2003-4) – Synaesthesia and Creativity

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIVITIES

DEPARTMENTAL ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES:

Portfolio Holder for Departmental Computing Support (2000- ) – oversee the budget of computing support and the running of the departments computing environment 

Member of Departmental Management Group (2000- ) – participate in weekly meetings with other portfolio holders in the department to plan and decide on departmental policies

Junior Year Abroad Coordinator (2000- ) – initiated and currently manage programmes with UCSD , UCSB, UCB, UNSW, Otago for exchange of our 3rd year students

Psychology Summer Fellowship (2000-2002) – initiated and managed summer internship programme for 3rd year student’s summer work experience

Level 3 Course Tutor (1999-2001) – administration of third year classes and students; responsibilities include writing course handbook, running class exams, organising 2 day retreat, pastoral duties

International Student advisor (1998-1999) – advised foreign undergraduates within the department

 

FACULTY ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES:

Recruitment (2003-2004 ) – departmental representative for recruitment of undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Faculty of Information and Mathematical Sciences

Promotion Committee (2002-2003 ) – departmental representative for promotions in the Faculty of Information and Mathematical Sciences

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

ARTICLES:

McKay, L. S., Simmons, D. R., McAleer, P., & Pollick, F. E. (2009). Contribution of configural information in a direction discrimination task: Evidence using a novel masking paradigm. Vision Research, 49(20), 2503-2508.

Petrini, K., Dahl, S., Rocchesso, D., Waadeland, C. H., Avanzini, F., Puce, A., et al. (2009). Multisensory integration of drumming actions: musical expertise affects perceived audiovisual asynchrony. Experimental Brain Research, 198(2-3), 339-352.

Petrini, K., Russell, M., & Pollick, F. (2009). When knowing can replace seeing in audiovisual integration of actions. Cognition, 110(3), 432-439.

Pollick, F. E., Maoz, U., Handzel, A. A., Giblin, P. J., Sapiro, G., & Flash, T. (2009). Three-dimensional arm movements at constant equi-affine speed. Cortex, 45(3), 325-339.

Simmons, D. R., Robertson, A. E., McKay, L. S., Toal, E., McAleer, P., & Pollick, F. E. (2009). Vision in autism spectrum disorders. Vision Research, 49(22), 2705-2739.

Vangeneugden, J., Pollick, F., & Vogels, R. (2009). Functional Differentiation of Macaque Visual Temporal Cortical Neurons Using a Parametric Action Space. Cerebral Cortex, 19(3), 593-611.

McAleer, P. & Pollick, F.E. (2008). Understanding Intention from Minimal Displays of Human Activity.  Behavior Research Methods, 40(3), 830-839.

Pollick, F.E., Maoz, U., Handzel, A., Giblin, P.J., Sapiro, G., & Flash, T. (in press). Three-Dimensional Arm Movements at Constant Equi-Affine Speed.  Cortex.

Lestou, V., Pollick, F.E.,  Kourtzi, Z. (2008).  Neural substrates for imitation at different levels of action description in the human brain.  Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 20, 324-341.

Ma, Y., Paterson, & Pollick, F.E. (2006). A motion-capture library for the study of identity, gender, and emotion perception from biological motion. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers, 38, 134-141.

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.

Pollick, F.E., Hale, J.G. & Tzoneva-Hadjigeorgieva, M.  (2005).  Perception of humanoid movement.  International Journal of Humanoid Robotics. 2, 277-300

Hale, J. & Pollick, F.E. (2005).  ‘Sticky Hands’:  Learning and generalization for cooperative physical interactions with a humanoid robot.  IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics – Part C: Applications and Reviews, 35, 512-521.

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., Hill, H., Calder, A. & Paterson, H.  (2003).  Recognizing facial expression from spatially and temporally modified movements.  Perception, 32, 813-826.

Green, P.R. & Pollick, F.E. (2003). Recognising actions. Behavioural and Brain Sciences, 25, 106-107.

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., Paterson, H., Bruderlin, A. & Sanford, A.J. (2001) Perceiving affect from arm movement.  Cognition, 82. B51-B61.

Pollick, F.E., Fidopiastis, C.M., & Braden, V.  (2001).  Recognizing the style of spatially exaggerated tennis serves.  Perception, 30, 323-338.

Atkeson, C.G., Hale, J.G., Kawato, M., Kotosaka, S., Pollick, F.E., Riley, M., Schaal, S., Shibata, T., Tevatia, G., Ude, A., Vijayakumar, S. (2000).  Using humanoid robots to study human behavior.  IEEE Intelligent Systems, 15, 46-56.

Hill, H, H., Pollick, F.E. (2000). Exaggerating temporal differences enhances recognition of individual from point light displays. Psychological Science, 11, 223-228.

Watanabe, H., Pollick, F.E., Watanabe, H., Koenderink, J.J., & Kawato, M. (1999). Using motor tasks to quantitatively judge 3-D surface curvatures. Perception and Psychophysics., 61, 1116-1139.

Pollick, F.E. (1998). Virtual surfaces and the influence of visual cues on grasp.  Virtual Reality, 3, 85-101.

Koenderink, J.J., Kappers, A.M.L., Pollick, F.E. & Kawato, M. (1997). Correspondence in pictorial space.  Perception and Psychophysics., 59, 813-827.

Pollick, F.E. (1997).  The perception of motion and structure in structure-from-motion:  Comparisons of affine and Euclidean formulations.  Vision Research. , 37, 447-466.

Pollick, F.E., Sapiro, G. (1997).  Constant affine velocity predicts the 1/3 power law of drawing and planar motion perception.  Vision Research, 37, 347-353.

Pollick, F.E., Watanabe, H. & Kawato, M. (1996).  Perception of local orientation in shaded images.  Perception and Psychophysics., 58, 762-780.

Pollick, F.E., Ishimura, G. (1996).  The three-dimensional curvature of straight-ahead movements.  Journal of Motor Behavior, 28, 271-279.

Pollick, F.E., Nishida, S., Koike, Y. & Kawato, M. (1994).  Pointing responses to the perceived axis of rotation.  Perception and Psychophysics, 56, 91-109.

Giblin, P.J., Pollick, F.E. & Rycroft, J.E. (1994).  Recovery of an unknown axis of rotation from the profiles of a rotating surface.  Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 11, 1976-1984.

Pollick, F.E. (1994).  Perceiving shape from profiles.  Perception and Psychophysics, 55, 152-161.

Pollick, F.E., Giblin, P.J., Rycroft, J. & Wilson, L.L. (1992).  Human recovery of shape from profiles.  Behaviormetrika, 19, 65-79.

Braunstein, M.L., Hoffman, D.D. & Pollick, F.E. (1990).  Discriminating rigid from nonrigid motion:  Minimum points and views.  Perception and Psychophysics, 47, 205-214.

Pollick, F.E., Barnes, K.L. & Ferrario, C.M. (1987).  Effect of area postrema lesion on low-frequency arterial pressure oscillations in dogs.  American Journal of Physiology, 253(Heart Circ. Physiol. 22), H524-H530.

 

BOOK CHAPTERS:

Pollick, F.E. (in press).  In Search of the Uncanny Valley. UC Media 2009, LNICST 40 proceedings, Springer.

Pollick, F.E. (2009).  Psychology of Gait and Action Recognition.  Encyclopedia of Biometrics, edited by Stan Li, Springer. ISBN: 978-0-387-73002-8

Pollick, F.E. & Paterson, H.M. (2008).  Movement Style, Movement Features and the Recognition of Affect from Human Movement.  Understanding Events:  How Humans See, Represent, and Act on Events, edited by Thomas F Shipley and Jeffrey M. Zacks. Oxford University Press.

Pollick, F. E. (2003). The features people use to recognize human movement style. In Gesture-Based Communication in Human-Computer Interaction (Vol. 2915, pp. 10-19). Berlin: Springer-Verlag Berlin.

Pollick, F.E., Chizk, C. Hager-Ross, C. & Hayhoe, M. (2001).  Implicit accuracy constraints in two-fingered grasps of virtual objects with haptic feedback.  Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer.

Giblin, P.J., Rycroft, J.E. & Pollick, F.E. (1994).  Moving Surfaces.  In R. Fisher (Ed.), Design and Applications of Curves and Surfaces, Mathematics of Surfaces V (pp. 433-453).  Oxford:  Oxford University Press.

Berger, R.D., Bailin, M.T., Pollick, F. & Cohen, R.J. (1984).  Experimental application of a computer model of atrial fibrillation.  The Applications of Computers in Cardiology:  State of the Art and New Perspectives.  New York:  Elsevier Science.

 

PROCEEDINGS:

Ma Y.L., Paterson H.,Dolia A.,Cho S.B.,Ude A.,Pollick F.E.(2004) Toward A Biologically-Inspired Representation of Human Affect, Brain Inspired Cognitive Systems , Strirling, Scotland, 2004, ISBN: 1-85769-199-7.

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

Cho, S. B., & Pollick, F. E. (2003). Toward person authentication with point light display using neural network ensembles. In Audio-and Video-Based Biometric Person Authentication, Proceedings (Vol. 2688, pp. 878-885). Berlin: Springer-Verlag Berlin.

Hale, J.G., Pollick, F.E., & Tzoneva, M. (2003). The visual categorization of humanoid movement as natural. Humanoids 2003, Munich & Karlsruhe 1-3 October 2003.

Pollick, F.E., Hale, J.G., & McAleer, P. (2003). Visual perception of humanoid movement. Epigenetic Robotics Third Annual Workshop, Boston 4-5 August 2003.

Pollick, F.E. (2003). The features people use to recognize human movement style. Gesture Workshop 2003, The 5th international Workshop on Gesture and sign language based human-computer interaction, Genoa 15-17 April 2003.

Hale J.G. & Pollick F.E. (2002).  Biomimetic motion synthesis for the upper limb based on human motor production, Workshop on motor control in humans and robots (SAB 2002), Edinburgh University, August 10 - 11

Pollick, F. E., Chizk, C., Hager-Ross, C., & Hayhoe, M. (2001). Implicit accuracy constraints in two-fingered grasps of virtual objects with haptic feedback. In Haptic Human-Computer Interaction, Proceedings (Vol. 2058, pp. 98-107). Berlin: Springer-Verlag Berlin.

Paterson, H.M., Pollick, F.E., Sanford, A.J. (2001).   The role of velocity in affect discrimination . Proceedings of the Twenty-Third Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (Edinburgh) pp756-761

Hale, J.G. & Pollick, F.E. (2000).  Playing ‘Sticky Hands’ with a humanoid robot.  Humanoids 2000.  Cambridge, Massachusetts, September 2000.

Hale, J.G & Pollick, F.E. (2000). Sticky Hands interaction with an anthropomorphic robot.  In Proceedings of AAAI Workshop on Interactive Robotics for Entertainment (WIRE 2000).  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 2000

Watanabe, H., Pollick, F.E., Koenderink, J.J. & Kawato (1996).  Perceived surface curvature from drawing movements.  In The  Institute of Electronics Information and Communication Engineers, Technical Report MBE96-22(1996-05), p. 149-156. (In Japanese)

Ishimura, G., & Pollick, F.E. (1993).  Information utilization of motor-error tolerance ranges in the visuomotor system.  In Proceedings of the IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Communication (pp. 35-38).  Washington, DC:  IEEE Computer Society Press. 

Pollick, F.E., Nishida, S., Koike Y. & Kawato, M. (1993).  The perceived motion in structure-from-motion:  pointing responses to the axis of rotation.  In Proceedings of the Institute of Television Engineers of Japan Annual conference (p. 117).

 

ABSTRACTS:

Love, S., Hillis, J. M., Waadeland, C., Rocchesso, D., Avanzini, F., Dahl, S., & Pollick, F. E. (2007). How audio and visual cues combine to discriminate tempo of swing groove drumming [Abstract].  Journal of Vision, 7(9):870, 870a, http://journalofvision.org/7/9/870/,  doi:10.1167/7.9.870.

McKay, L., McAleer, P., Simmons, D., & Pollick, F. (2007). Quantifying the contribution of structure information in direction discrimination of scrambled walkers [Abstract].  Journal of Vision, 7(9):474, 474a, http://journalofvision.org/7/9/474/,  doi:10.1167/7.9.474.

Petrini, K. and Pollick, F. and Russell, M. (2007).  Ability to anticipate human action affects perceived audiovisual synchrony,  Perception, 36, 75-75.

Pollick, F. E. and Petrini, K. and Russell, M. and Rocchesso, D. and Waadeland, C. H. and Dahl, S. and Avanzini, F. (2007).  Effects of musical expertise on perceived audiovisual synchrony, Perception, 36, 171-172.

Pollick, F., McAleer, P., Gleicher, M., Vangeneugden, J., & Vogels, R. (2007). Human recognition of action blends [Abstract].  Journal of Vision, 7(9):553, 553a,  http://journalofvision.org/7/9/553/,  doi:10.1167/7.9.553.

Russell, M., Petrini, K., McAleer, P., Rocchesso, D., Dahl, S., Haakon Waadeland, C., Avanzini, F., & Pollick, F. (2007). Audiovisual congruence and the processing of synchrony in swing groove drumming [Abstract].  Journal of Vision, 7(9):874, 874a,  http://journalofvision.org/7/9/874/,  doi:10.1167/7.9.874.

Simmons, D. R. and McKay, L. and McAleer, P. and Toal, E. and Robertson, A. and Pollick, F. E. (2007).  Neural noise and autism spectrum disorders, Perception, 36, 119-120.

White, G., McKay, L., & Pollick, F. (2007). Motion and the uncanny valley [Abstract].  Journal of Vision, 7(9):477, 477a, http://journalofvision.org/7/9/477/,  doi:10.1167/7.9.477.

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.

Vangeneugden, J., Pollick, F. & Vogels, R. (2006).  Responses of macaque superior temporal sulcus neurons to a parameterized set of dynamic images of visual actions. Society for Neuroscience 36th Annual meeting, Atlanta.

McAleer, P., McKay, L., Piggot, J., Simmons, D.R. & Pollick, F.E. (2006).  Intention recognition in autistic spectrum condition (ASC) using video recordings and their corresponding animacy displays.  http://journalofvision.org/6/6/1035/

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/

Pollick, F.E., Lestou, V., Kourtzi, Z., Vangeneugden, J., & Vogels R. (2005) Using movement blends to study action recognition, Society for Neuroscience, 35th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, USA, 12-16 November

Paterson H.M. & Pollick F.E. (2005)  Space and time in categorisation of emotion from motion, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 145

Hadjigeorgieva, M., Seon Hee Jang, Pollick E, F (2005) The effect of perception of complex human movement on late event-related brain potentials  5th Annual VSS conference, Sarasota, Florida, USA, 5-11 May 2005 .

McAleer P. & Pollick F.E., (2005) Understanding Intention from Minimal Displays of Human Activity  46th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomics Society, November 10th - 13th, Toronoto, Canada .

McAleer P., Mazzarino B., Volpe G., Camurri A., Smith K., Paterson S. & Pollick F.E. (2005) Creating animacy displays from scenes of human action  Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience  pp 145.

McAleer P., Paterson H.M., Mazzarino B. & Pollick F.E., (2005) Towards canonical views of animacy from scenes of human action  Journal of Vision 5 (8) pp 936a.

McAleer, P., Mazzarino, B., Volpe, G., Camurri, A., Patterson, H., & Pollick, F. (2004). Perceiving Animacy and Arousal in Transformed Displays of Human Interaction [Abstract].  Journal of Vision, 4(8), 230a,  http://journalofvision.org/4/8/230/, doi:10.1167/4.8.230.

Hadjigeorgieva, M., Jang, S. H., Park, S.-J., Jung, W. H., Chung, C. S., & Pollick, F. E. (2004). The influence of temporal offset noise on the perception of possible versus impossible movement [Abstract].  Journal of Vision, 4(8), 238a, http://journalofvision.org/4/8/238/,  doi:10.1167/4.8.238.

Pollick, F. E., Paterson, H., & Mamassian, P. (2004). Combining faces and movements to recognize affect [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 4(8), 232a,  http://journalofvision.org/4/8/232/,  doi:10.1167/4.8.232.

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.

Lestou, V., Pollick, F.E., & Kourtzi, Z., (2003), A differential involvement of prefrontal and parietal areas revealed by fMRI adaptation, Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 7-11November.

Paterson, H. M., & Pollick, F. E. (2003). Perceptual consequences when combining form and biological motion [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 3(9), 786a,  http://journalofvision.org/3/9/786/,  doi:10.1167/3.9.786.

Lestou, V., Pollick, F. E., Bülthoff, H. H., & Kourtzi, Z. (2003). The involvement of parietal and prefrontal areas in human imitation revealed by fMRI adaptation [Abstract].  Journal of Vision, 3(9), 525a,  http://journalofvision.org/3/9/525/, doi:10.1167/3.9.525.

Hale, J. G., & Pollick, F. E. (2003). Visual analysis of movements generated by biomimetic motor-production criteria and displayed via computer animations and humanoid robots [Abstract].  Journal of Vision, 3(9), 524a, http://journalofvision.org/3/9/524/,  doi:10.1167/3.9.524.

Hadjigeorgieva, M., Friedrich, B., & Pollick, F. E. (2003). Perception and action in drawing circles [Abstract].  Journal of Vision, 3(9), 265a,  http://journalofvision.org/3/9/265/,  doi:10.1167/3.9.265.

McAleer, P., Fidopiastis, C., Braden, V., & Pollick, F. E. (2003). Obtaining features for the recognition of human movement style [Abstract].  Journal of Vision, 3(9), 527a,  http://journalofvision.org/3/9/527/,  doi:10.1167/3.9.527.

Paterson, H.M., Pollick, F.E. & Ude, A. (2002). Shaping Biological Motion: Adding realistic form cues to biological motion displays. Journal of Vision 2(7), 336a. Presented at VSS 2002.

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.

Hill, H., Pollick, F. E., Kamachi, M., Troje, N. F., Watson, T., & Johnston, A. (2002). Using the principles of facial caricature to exaggerate human motion. Perception, 31, 60-61.

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.M., Pollick, F.E. (2001). Form and animacy in the perception of affect from biological motion. Vision Sciences Society First Annual Meeting, pp 98.

Pollick, F.E., Paterson, H.M, Hill, H., Hale, J.G. & Atkeson, C.G (2001). Recognising the style of human movement. European Society for Cognitive Psychology and the XVIII Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society Cognitive Psychology Section

Paterson, H.M., Pollick, F.E., Sanford, A.J. (2001).  The role of velocity in affect discrimination. Twenty-Third Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.

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.M., Pollick, F.E. (2001). Form and animacy in the perception of affect from biological motion.  Vision Sciences Society First Annual Meeting, pp 98.

Pollick, F.E., Paterson, H., Calder, A.J., Bruderlin, A. & Sanford, A.J. (2000).  Perceiving affect from point-light displays of arm movements.  Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 41st Annual Meeting, 5, 39.

 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

Paterson, H, Pollick, F.E., Calder, A.J. & Sanford, A.J. (1999).  The perception of affect from point-light displays of simple arm movements.  European Conference on Visual Perception.  Perception, 28, S53.

Pollick, F.E., Fidopiastis, C.M., & Braden, V. (1999).  Training the recognition of biological motion. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 40, S740.

Hill, H. & Pollick, F.E. (1999).  Temporal exaggeration of human movements. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 39, S413.

Pollick, F.E. & Kourtzi, Z. (1998).  The visual perception of human arm movements. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 39.

Fidopiastis, C.M. & Pollick, F.E. (1998).  Recognition of exaggerated human movement. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 39.

Pollick, F.E., Flash, T., Giblin, P.J. & Sapiro, G. (1997).  Three-dimensional movements at constant affine velocity. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, Vol 23, Part 2, p. 2237.

Pollick, F.E. & Tittle, J.S. (1996).  Grasping stereo and texture cue combinations.  ECVP 96.

Pollick, F.E., Koenderink, J.J., Kappers, A.M.L. & Kawato, M. (1996).  Correspondence in pictorial space.  Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 37, S1125.

Watanabe, H., Pollick, F.E., Koenderink, J.J. & Kawato, M. (1996).  Estimating perceived surface curvature from drawing motion.  Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 37, S287.

Pollick, F.E., Watanabe, H. & Kawato, M. (1995).  Three-dimensional drawing movements on the surface of a virtual object.  Fourth IBRO World Conference of Neuroscience (p. 342).  Oxford:  Rapid Communications. 

Watanabe, H., Pollick, F.E., Kawato, M. (1995).  Surface curvature as indicated by drawing movements on virtual surfaces.  In Proceedings of the 59th Annual meeting of the Japanese Psychological Association (p. 594).

Pollick, F.E. & Sapiro, S. (1995).  Constant affine velocity and the generation and perception of uniform planar motion.  Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 36, S360.

Watanabe, H., Pollick, F.E. & Kawato M. (1995).  Perception of surface geometry as indicated by three-dimensional drawing movements.  Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 36, S475.

Pollick, F.E. (1994).  Vision and Grasp.  In Program of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society (p. 8).

Pollick, F.E., Ishimura, G. (1994). The three-dimensional curvature of unconstrained straight-ahead movements.  In Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 20(Part 2), 1409.

Watanabe, H., Pollick, F.E., Kawato, M. (1994).  Perception of local orientation in shape from shading.  In Proceedings of the 58th Annual meeting of Japanese Psychological Association (p. 567).

Pollick, F.E., Watanabe, H. & Kawato, M. (1994).  Surface perception and the combination of visual cues in grasping a virtual object.  Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 35, 1628.

Watanabe, H., Pollick, F.E. & Kawato M. (1994).  Pointing reports of local surface orientation from shaded images.  Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 35, 2111.

Pollick, F.E. (1993).  The tradeoff between motion and structure:  Rigid interpretations of affine stretching displays.  Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 34, 1034.

Imamizu, H., Pollick, F.E., Uno, Y. & Kawato, M. (1993).  The effect of a visual illusion in grasping.  Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 34, 1084.

Pollick, F.E., Nishida, S., Koike Y. &  Kawato, M. (1992).  Pointing responses to the perceived axis of rotation.  Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 33, 1051.

Pollick, F.E., Giblin, P.J. & Rycroft, J. (1991).  Recovering shape from the profiles of a rotating surface.  In Optical Society of America Annual Meeting Technical Digest, 17, 225.

Pollick, F.E. & Wilson, L.L. (1991).  Perceiving shape and angular velocity from the profiles of a rotating solid.  Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 32, 1277.

Pollick, F.E. & Cheng, L.S. (1990).  The effects of three-dimensional nonrigidity on discriminating rigid from nonrigid motion.  Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 31, 522.

Pollick, F.E. (1989).  Shape perception from dynamic occluding contours.  Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 30 (3, Supplement), 271.

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Keynote speech at the Korean Association of Dance Annual Meeting.  Sejong University, Seoul Korea, (June 2006).  Brain mechanisms for understanding human action. 

University of Glasgow, Faculty of Information and Mathematical Sciences Annual Talk (May 2005). Movement Features and Brain Mechanisms for the Recognition of Human Action.

Forum on Standardization in Intelligent Robots, Korea Association of Robotics.  Seoul, Korea, (December, 2004).  Designing Human-Robot Interactions:  The Good, the Bad and the Uncanny.

Analogue Communication, Workshop at the Konrad-Lorenz-Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research.  Altenberg Austria, (September, 2004)  In search of the uncanny valley.

Keynote speech at the Opening seminar of The Musical Gestures Project, Research Council of Norway and the University of Oslo, Department of Music and Theatre.  (May, 2004)  Emotion from motion.

Keynote speech at The 5th international Workshop on Gesture and sign language based human-computer interaction. Genoa, Italy (April 2003).  The features people use to recognize human movement style.

Three-Dimensional Sensory and Motor Space - Euroconference on Computational Mechanisms for the Generation and Perception of Action in 3D Space.  Acquafredda di Maratea, Italy, (April 2003).  Recognizing the style of human movement.

Experimental Psychology Conference 2002.  Leuven, Belgium (April 2002). Recognizing the Style of Human Movement.

European Society of Cognitive Psychology, Symposium on recognizing dynamic events.  Edinburgh, UK (August 2002).   Visual Recognition of Human Movement Style

British Academy for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting.  Glasgow, UK  (August 2001) Do Robo-dogs Dream of Digital Legs?

 

ORAL PRESENTATIONS AT CONFERENCES

Pollick F E, Petrini K, Russell M, Rocchesso D, Waadeland C H, Dahl S, Avanzini F, (2007), Effects of musical expertise on perceived audiovisual synchrony, ECVP 2007

 Pollick F. Love S. Hillis J. Russell M. Petrini K. (2007)  Is musical experience equal to the sum of sight and sound? An investigation of swing groove drumming., Society for Music Perception and Cognition, Montreal, Canada, July 30 - August 3

Pollick , F.E., McAleer, P., Gleicher, M., Vangeneugden, J. & Vogels, R. (2007) Human Recognition of Action Blends.  VSS 2007.

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.

McAleer P. & Pollick F.E., (2005) Understanding Intention from Minimal Displays of Human Activity  46th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomics Society, November 10th - 13th, Toronoto, Canada .

Pollick, F. E., Johnson, K. L., & McKay, L. S. (2005) Recognizing gender from affective arm movements:  How to throw like a man.   46th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomics Society, November 10th - 13th, Toronoto, Canada .

 

TALKS & COLLOQUIA

The University of Southampton, Image Speech, and Intelligent Systems (March 2005).  Visual Recognition of Human Movement Style.

The University of Manchester, Department of Psychology (March 2003).  Recognizing the Style of Human Movement

The University of Surrey, Department of Psychology (March 2003).  Recognizing the Style of Human Movement

The University of Edinburgh, Department of Psychology (December 2003).  Recognizing the Style of Human Movement

The University of Liverpool, Department of Psychology (October 2002).  Recognizing the Style of Human Movement

The University of Saint Andrews, Department of Psychology (October 2002).  Recognizing the Style of Human Movement

The Experimental Psychology Conference - Leuven 2002, (April 2002) Recognizing the Style of Human Movement

University College London, Department of Psychology (March 2002).  Recognizing the Style of Human Movement.

Korean Institute of Science & Technology (September 2001) Visual Recognition of Human Movement Style

British Academy for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting (August 2001) Do Robo-dogs Dream of Digital Legs?

ESRC-PEN Workshop (June 2001) Recognizing the Style of Human Movement

University of Southern California, Humanoid Robotics Group (November, 2000) Visual Recognition of Human Movement Style

The University of California, San Diego, Cognitive Science Colloquium (November, 2000) Visual Recognition of Human Movement Style

ATR International (September, 2000) Visual Recognition of Human Movement Style

Yonsei University Department of Psychology (September, 2000)  Visual Recognition of Human Movement Style

Georgia Tech College of Computing (May, 2000) Visual Recognition of Human Movement Style

University of Rochester Center for Visual Science (May, 2000) Visual Recognition of Human Movement Style

Mitsubishi Engineering Research Labs (May, 2000) Visual Recognition of Human Movement Style

Carnegie Mellon University (March, 2000) ) Visual Recognition of Human Movement Style

Cambridge Computing Science Labs (March, 2000).  The Production and Perception of Human Movement

Glasgow University Department of Psychology (December, 1999).  The Production and Perception of Human Movement

Stirling University Department of Psychology (October, 1999).  The Production and Perception of Human Movement

 

Conference and Workshop Organisation / Program Committee

Views of the Uncanny Valley, December 2005.  A workshop held at the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots Humanoids December 5-7, 2005 Tsukuba, Japan.  Chaired by Frank Pollick, Christian Keysers and Karl MacDorman ( http://www.androidscience.com/theuncannyvalley/cfp.html )

Workshop on Psychology of Face and Gesture Recognition, A workshop held at the 7th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, April 10-12, 2006 Southampton UK.  Chaired by Frank Pollick and Jim Haxby (http://www.fg2006.ecs.soton.ac.uk/workshop.html )

Workshop on Psychology of Face and Gesture Recognition, A workshop to be held at the 8th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, Sep 17-19, 2008 Amsterdam.  Chaired by Frank Pollick and Aina Puce ( http://paco.psy.gla.ac.uk/events.php )

 

Program Committee

Š      The 6th International Conference of Cognitive Science, Seoul, 2008

Š      7th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture, Southamption, 2007

Š      8th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture, Amsterdam, 2008 (I was invited back due to success of first event)