University of Nottingham Malaysia
Faculty of Science

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Neil Mennie

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science


Teaching Summary


I currently lecture on the following modules in the Faculty of Science:


  • Biological Psychology
  • Neuroscience and Behaviour
  • Practical Methods in Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Active Vision
  • Final Year Research Projects
  • Fundamentals of Neuroscience (in Biomedical Sciences)
  • Human Physiology (in Biomedical Sciences)

Research Summary

Visual Cognition.

Gaze movements, eye movements and visuomotor coordination of humans (and a captive bred Orangutan) in natural environments.

Using EEG to explore the Event Related Potentials (ERP) of human emotional responses to images of distorted hands.

Colour vision and food preference.

Founded by Neil Mennie, the Active Vision Group is one of the University of Nottingham's Research Groups.

Past Research

Tan, S. S., Maul, T. H. B., & Mennie, N. R. (2013). Measuring the Performance of Visual to Auditory Information Conversion. PLoS ONE, 8(5), e63042. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0063042

Forde, E.M.E, Rusted, J, Mennie N., Land, M., and Humphreys, G.W. (2010) The eyes have it: An exploration of eye movements in action disorganisation syndrome. Neuropsychologia, Vol 48, Issue 7, pp 1895-1900. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2010.01.024

Underwood, G., Mennie, N., Humphrey, K. and Underwood, J., (2008). Remembering pictures of real-world images using eye fixation sequences in imagery and in recognition. Cognitive Vision, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 5329, 51-64. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-92781-5_5

Braun, D.I, Mennie, N., Rasche, C., Schutz, A.C, Hawken, M.J. and & Gegenfurtner, K.R., (2008). Smooth pursuit eye movements to isoluminant targets. The Journal of Neurophysiology, 100, 1287-1300. DOI: 10.1152/jn.00747.2007

Mennie, N., Hayhoe, M., & Sullivan, B., (2007). Look-ahead fixations: anticipatory eye movements in natural tasks. Experimental Brain Research. 179(3), 427-442. DOI: 10.1007/s00221-006-0804-0

Hayhoe MM., Droll, J., Mennie, N. (2007) Learning where to look. In R. van Gompel, M. Fischer, W. Murray, & R. Hill (Eds.), Eye movement research: A window on mind and brain. p641- 660. Elsevier. Oxford. DOI:10.1016/B978-008044980-7/50032-X

Hayhoe MM., Mennie, N., Sullivan, B. & Gorgos, K. (2005) The role of Internal Models and Prediction in Catching balls. Technical Report - American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) FS, From Reactive to Anticipatory Cognitive Embodied Systems. 0505, 78-82.

Canosa, R.L., Pelz, J.B., Mennie, N.R., and Peak, J. (2003). High-level aspects of oculo-motor control during viewing of natural-task images. Proceedings IS&T/SPIE 15th Annual Symposium on Electronic Imaging: Human Vision and Electronic Imaging VIII ,5007, B.E. Rogowitz and T.N. Pappas, eds. DOI: 10.1117/12.477375

Land, M., Mennie, N., & Rusted, J. (1999) The roles of vision and eye movements in the control of activities of daily living. Perception: 28, 1311-1328. DOI: 10.1068/p2935

Faculty of Science

University of Nottingham Malaysia
Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan

telephone: +6 (03) 8924 8767
fax: +6 (03) 8924 8018

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