BSc Physics, Bristol University
MSc Natural Computation, Birmingham University
PhD Physics, Birmingham University
Tim Yates investigates experience based learning of visual tasks, using behavioural psychophysics and fMRI as tools to elucidate the mechanisms that mediate perceptual learning. His current project is run in collaboration with the Computer Science department, who are developing image processing technologies to allow the modeling of neural plasticity throughout the learning process. His previous research experience includes natural image processing and low-level visual psychophysics.
Georgeson, M. A., Yates, T. A., Schofield, A. J. (2009). "Depth propagation and surface construction in 3-D vision." Vision Res 49 (1): 84-95.
Georgeson, M. A., Yates, T. A., Schofield, A. J. (2009). "Discriminating depth in corrugated stereo surfaces: facilitation by a pedestal is explained by removal of uncertainty." Vision Res 48 (21): 2321-2328.
Rock, P. B., Harris, M. G., Yates, T. (2006). "A test of the tau-dot hypothesis of braking control in the real world." J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 32 (6): 1479-1484.
Schofield, A. J., Yates T. A. (2005). "Interactions between orientation and contrast modulations suggest limited cross-cue linkage." Perception 34 (7): 769-792