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Dr Elliot Freeman

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Psychology

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City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom

About

Background

Dr Freeman's doctoral training was at Bristol University, under the supervision of Tom Troscianko, where in 1998 he gained a PhD in Psychology. He then worked as a postdoctoral research fellow with Jon Driver, in the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL, until 2007.

During that period he travelled to the Weizmann Institute to work with Dov Sagi in Israel, and to the Smith-Kettlewell Institute in San Francisco to work with Preeti Verghese. He was also a visiting fellow at Salk Institute in San Diego, in Geoff Boynton's laboratory.

After his postdoctoral training, he took a lectureship at the Psychology Department at Brunel University, before moving to his present post here at City University London in 2009.

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Psychology (Cardiff)
PhD Psychology (Bristol)
PGCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (Brunel)

Research Students

Name
Iro Ntonia
Thesis Title
Lateralisation of responses to facial emotion
Name
Christopher Fassnidge
Thesis Title
Multisensory integration and plasticity
Name
Alberta Ipser
Thesis Title
Individual differences in multisensory integration and timing

Publications

Chapter (1)

  1. Freeman, E. (2005). Lateral interactions between targets and flankers require attention. Neurobiology of Attention (pp. 477–484). ISBN 978-0-12-375731-9.

Conference (12)

  1. Ntonia, I., Freeman, E., Joseph, L. and Savva, G. (2014). Response efficiency: Behavioural manifestations of an emotion-led subjective experience of duration. .
  2. Freeman, E., Macaluso, E., Rees, G. and Driver, J. (2014). fMRI correlates of object-based attentional facilitation versus suppression of irrelevant stimuli. .
  3. Freeman, E. and Verghese, P. (2010). Peeling plaids apart: Context counteracts cross-orientation contrast masking. .
  4. Freeman, E.D. and Driver, J.S. (2007). Sound drives visual apparent motion. .
  5. Ruff, C.C., Freeman, E.D., Blankenburg, F., Bjoertomt, S., Bestmann, S., Haynes, J.-.D., Rees, G. and Driver, J. (2006). Frontal influences on human retinotopic visual cortex revealed by combining TMS with fMRI and psychophysics. .
  6. Freeman, E.D. and Sterzer, P. (2006). Neural correlates of subjective rotation reversals in ambiguous structure-from-motion. .
  7. Freeman, E. and Boynton, G.M. (2004). Subjective direction of ambiguous transparent motion is biased by veridical motion of a translucent but not opaque context. .
  8. Freeman, E.D., Driver, J. and Sagi, D. (2002). Attentional modulation of target-flanker lateral interactions persists with increasing flanker contrast. .
  9. Freeman, E.D. and Driver, J. (2002). Attentional modulation of target-flanker lateral interactions: effects of manipulating attention to spatial and non-spatial flanker attributes. .
  10. Freeman, E.D., Driver, J. and Sagi, D. (2001). The strength and specificity of attentional modulation of lateral interactions. .
  11. Freeman, E.D., Sagi, D. and Driver, J. (2000). Gabor contrast sensitivity depends on task relevance of collinear flankers. .
  12. Freeman, E.D., Davis, G. and Driver, J. (1999). Visual search for modally and amodally completed regions. .

Journal Article (28)

  1. Fassnidge, C., Cecconi Marcotti, C. and Freeman, E. (2017). A deafening flash! Visual interference of auditory signal detection. Consciousness and Cognition, 49, pp. 15–24. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2016.12.009.
  2. Freeman, E. and Ipser, A. (2016). Individual differences in multisensory integration and timing. Electronic Imaging, 2016(16), pp. 1–4. doi:10.2352/ISSN.2470-1173.2016.16HVEI-097.
  3. Cappelletti, M., Chamberlain, R., Freeman, E.D., Kanai, R., Butterworth, B., Price, C.J. and Rees, G. (2014). Commonalities for numerical and continuous quantity skills at temporo-parietal junction. J Cogn Neurosci, 26(5), pp. 986–999. doi:10.1162/jocn_a_00546.
  4. Freeman, E.D., Macaluso, E., Rees, G. and Driver, J. (2014). fMRI correlates of object-based attentional facilitation vs. suppression of irrelevant stimuli, dependent on global grouping and endogenous cueing. Frontiers in integrative neuroscience, 8, p. 12. doi:10.3389/fnint.2014.00012.
  5. Ntonia, I. and Freeman, E. (2014). Nasal-temporal asymmetries in suprathreshold facial expressions of emotion. I-PERCEPTION, 5(5) .
  6. Freeman, E., Ipser, A., Palmbaha, A., Paunoiu, D., Brown, P., Lambert, C., Leff, A. and Driver, J. (2013). Sight and sound out of synch: Fragmentation and renormalisation of audiovisual integration and subjective timing. Cortex, 49(10), pp. 2875–2887. doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2013.03.006.
  7. Freeman, E.D., Sterzer, P. and Driver, J. (2012). fMRI correlates of subjective reversals in ambiguous structure-from-motion. JOURNAL OF VISION, 12(6) . doi:10.1167/12.6.35.
  8. Freeman, E., Ipser, A. and Kanai, R. (2012). Individual differences in timing of audiovisual integration. PERCEPTION, 41(12), pp. 1517–1517.
  9. Bauer, M., Akam, T., Joseph, S., Freeman, E. and Driver, J. (2012). Does visual flicker phase at gamma frequency modulate neural signal propagation and stimulus selection? J Vis, 12(4) . doi:10.1167/12.4.5.
  10. Cappelletti, M., Freeman, E.D. and Butterworth, B.L. (2011). Time processing in dyscalculia. Frontiers in Psychology, 2(Dec 2011), p. 364. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00364.
  11. Cappelletti, M., Freeman, E.D. and Cipolotti, L. (2011). Numbers and time doubly dissociate. Neuropsychologia, 49(11), pp. 3078–3092. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2011.07.014.
  12. Leo, F., Romei, V., Freeman, E., Ladavas, E. and Driver, J. (2011). Looming sounds enhance orientation sensitivity for visual stimuli on the same side as such sounds. Exp Brain Res, 213(2-3), pp. 193–201. doi:10.1007/s00221-011-2742-8.
  13. Cappelletti, M., Lee, H.L., Freeman, E.D. and Price, C.J. (2010). The role of right and left parietal lobes in the conceptual processing of numbers. J Cogn Neurosci, 22(2), pp. 331–346. doi:10.1162/jocn.2009.21246.
  14. Freeman, E. and Verghese, P. (2009). Peeling plaids apart: context counteracts cross-orientation contrast masking. PloS one, 4(12), p. e8123. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0008123.
  15. Freeman, E. and Verghese, P. (2009). Peeling plaids apart: Context counteracts cross-orientation contrast masking. PLoS ONE, 4(12) .
  16. Cappelletti, M., Freeman, E.D. and Cipolotti, L. (2009). Dissociations and interactions between time, numerosity and space processing. Neuropsychologia, 47(13), pp. 2732–2748. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2009.05.024.
  17. Freeman, E. and Driver, J. (2008). Voluntary control of long-range motion integration via selective attention to context. J Vis, 8(11), pp. 18.1–1822. doi:10.1167/8.11.18.
  18. Freeman, E. and Driver, J. (2008). Direction of visual apparent motion driven solely by timing of a static sound. Curr Biol, 18(16), pp. 1262–1266. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2008.07.066.
  19. Cappelletti, M., Freeman, E.D. and Cipolotti, L. (2007). The middle house or the middle floor: bisecting horizontal and vertical mental number lines in neglect. Neuropsychologia, 45(13), pp. 2989–3000. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2007.05.014.
  20. Freeman, E.D. and Driver, J. (2006). Subjective appearance of ambiguous structure-from-motion can be driven by objective switches of a separate less ambiguous context. Vision Res, 46(23), pp. 4007–4023. doi:10.1016/j.visres.2006.07.008.
  21. Ruff, C.C., Blankenburg, F., Bjoertomt, O., Bestmann, S., Freeman, E., Haynes, J.-.D., Rees, G., Josephs, O., Deichmann, R. and Driver, J. (2006). Concurrent TMS-fMRI and psychophysics reveal frontal influences on human retinotopic visual cortex. Curr Biol, 16(15), pp. 1479–1488. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2006.06.057.
  22. Khoe, W., Freeman, E., Woldorff, M.G. and Mangun, G.R. (2006). Interactions between attention and perceptual grouping in human visual cortex. Brain Research, 1078(1), pp. 101–111. doi:10.1016/j.brainres.2005.12.083.
  23. Freeman, E. and Driver, J. (2005). Task-dependent modulation of target-flanker lateral interactions in vision. Percept Psychophys, 67(4), pp. 624–637.
  24. Freeman, E., Sagi, D. and Driver, J. (2004). Configuration-specific attentional modulation of flanker- -target lateral interactions. Perception, 33(2), pp. 181–194.
  25. Khoe, W., Freeman, E., Woldorff, M.G. and Mangun, G.R. (2004). Electrophysiological correlates of lateral interactions in human visual cortex. Vision Research, 44(14), pp. 1659–1673. doi:10.1016/j.visres.2004.02.011.
  26. Freeman, E., Driver, J., Sagi, D. and Zhaoping, L. (2003). Top-down modulation of lateral interactions in early vision: does attention affect integration of the whole or just perception of the parts? Curr Biol, 13(11), pp. 985–989.
  27. Freeman, E., Sagi, D. and Driver, J. (2001). Lateral interactions between targets and flankers in low-level vision depend on attention to the flankers. Nat Neurosci, 4(10), pp. 1032–1036. doi:10.1038/nn728.
  28. Driver, J., Davis, G., Russell, C., Turatto, M. and Freeman, E. (2001). Segmentation, attention and phenomenal visual objects. Cognition, 80(1-2), pp. 61–95.

Poster (2)

  1. Fassnidge, C., Cecconi-Marcotti, C. and Freeman, E.D. Hearing through your eyes: the Visually-Evoked Auditory Response. , 2015.
  2. Freeman, E.D., Knudsen, S. and Fassnidge, C. Hearing through your eyes: modulation of the visually-evoked auditory response by transcranial electrical stimulation. , 2015.

Education

BSc Psychology

PS2003 Cognitive psychology
PS3019 Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience

Other Activities

Online Article (3)

  1. The man who lives in a badly dubbed world: 67-year-old HEARS people speak before he SEES their lips move, By SUZANNAH HILLS. Coverage of Freeman, Ipser et al (2013). Mail Onlinehttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2356194/The-man-lives-badly-dubbed-world-67-year-old-hears-people-speak-brain-registers-lips-moved.html
  2. Mindscapes: First man to hear people before they speak. By Helen Thomson. Coverage of Freeman, Ipser et al (2013):. New Scientisthttp://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23813-mindscapes-first-man-to-hear-people-before-they-speak.html?full=true#.UoTiepGj6H8
  3. Invited commentary on Song et al, J Neurosci. 2011. New Scientisthttp://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20626-brain-trades-off-illusionspotting-and-introspection.html

Radio Programme (1)

  1. Material World. BBC Radio 4 http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/thematerialworld_20081030.shtml

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