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Research Interests

My main area of research interest is visual perception, with a focus on motion processing related to optic flow. I am also interested in how the brain processes visual durations/ temporal experience. Currently I am investigating this through two key strategies: 

1) Investigation of motion-sensitive visual areas in the human brain.

These projects aim to identify the functional differences and connections between motion-sensitive visual areas in the human brain (MT/TO-1, MST/TO-2, V3A). This involves the use of neuroimaging (fMRI), neurostimulation (TMS), and behavioural measures (psychophysics).

2) Impact of pathology on perception.

Increases in blur or reduction in contrast can affect perception of moving scenes; these projects investigate the threshold-level perception of individuals with cataracts (with PhD student Jarrod Hollis).

Teaching Activity

  • Module leader: Optics and Medical Imaging (BSc Optometry; OP1OMI)
  • Supervisor: Elective Studies (BSc Optometry)
  • Lecturer: Senses and Perception (Foundation; LHSOSP)
  • Lecturer: Introduction to Neurosensory Science (MSc Clinical Sciences (Neurosensory Sciences); NS1NS1)

Employment

  • 2016-2019   Postdoctoral Researcher, Optometry, University of Bradford
  • 2014-2014   Lecturer (maternity cover), Psychology, University of Bradford
  • 2012-2015   PhD Student, Optometry, University of Bradford
  • 2012-2012   Research Assistant, Psychlogy, University of York

Qualifications

  • 2012-2015    PhD in Vision Science, Prof Declan McKeefry, University of Bradford
  • 2009-2012    BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of York

Funding Applications and Awards

  • 2017    Silmo Academy Bursary (€10,000)

Administrative Roles

  • 2019-p    AVA Social Media Officer
  • 2019-p    WVUK Outreach/Communications Officer
  • 2019-p    Equality and Diversity Committee Member

Awards

  • 2018    'Best Oral Presentation', AVA Meeting
  • 2016    'Student Travel Award', VSS
  • 2015    'Best Oral Presentation', BCOVS
  • 2014    'Best Oral Presentation', BCOVS
  • 2013    'Best Poster Presentation', BCOVS

Contact Details

Email: s.strong2@aston.ac.uk

Room: VS131

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Research Output 2014 2019

An enhanced role for right hV5/MT+ in the analysis of motion in the contra- and ipsi-lateral visual hemi-fields

Strong, S. L., Silson, E. H., Gouws, A. D., Morland, A. B. & Mckeefry, D. J., 17 Oct 2019, In : Behavioural Brain Research . 372, 112060.

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Visual Fields
Cerebrum
Motion Perception
Visual Perception

A Direct Demonstration of Functional Differences between Subdivisions of Human V5/MT

Strong, S. L., Silson, E. H., Gouws, A. D., Morland, A. B. & McKeefry, D. J., 1 Jan 2017, In : Cerebral Cortex. 27, 1, p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Motion Perception
Visual Fields
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Differential processing of the direction and focus of expansion of optic flow stimuli in areas MST and V3A of the human visual cortex

Strong, S. L., Silson, E. H., Gouws, A. D., Morland, A. B. & McKeefry, D. J., 1 Jun 2017, In : Journal of Neurophysiology. 117, 6, p. 2209-2217 9 p.

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Optic Flow
Visual Cortex
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Neuroimaging
Brain

A database of whole-body action videos for the study of action, emotion, and untrustworthiness

Keefe, B. D., Villing, M., Racey, C., Strong, S. L., Wincenciak, J. & Barraclough, N. E., Dec 2014, In : Behavior Research Methods. 46, 4, p. 1042-1051 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Emotions
Databases
Happiness
Anger
Walking

Prizes

AVA Best Oral Presentation

Sam Strong (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Silmo Academy Bursary

Sam Strong (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

VSS Student Travel Award

Sam Strong (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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BCOVS Best Oral Presentation

Sam Strong (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

BCOVS Best Oral Presentation

Sam Strong (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2019 2019

  • 2 Membership of committee

Applied Vision Association (External organisation)

Sam Strong (Member)
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Women in Vision UK (External organisation)

Sam Strong (Member)
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Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee