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James Tresilian - Personal Home Page

As vile and profligate a villain,

As modern Scroggs, or old Tresilian

(Jonathan Swift, Verses on the Death of Dr Swift)

 

LATEST NEWS: I'm pleased to announce that my new popular science book has just been published. It's called How You Feel: The story of the mind as told by the body, it tells you about how your body senses, feels and contributes to mental life. You can order it from a variety of stores including Waterstones. Perfect Christmas gift!

HowYouFeel

Welcome: it is possible - though unlikely - that something contained herein will interest you.

Several people have declared themselves confused concerning my career history and physical location over the years. Here is a brief synopsis:

BSc (Hons, First class), University College London, 1986

PhD (Experimental Psychology) University of Edinburgh (Scotland), 1992

MRC Junior Research Scientist, Applied Psychology Unit (now CBU), Cambridge, UK, 1992-1994

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Arizona State University, USA, 1995-1996

University Research Fellow, University of Queensland, Australia, 1996-1999

Senior Lecturer then Associate Professor (Reader), School of Human Movement Studies, University of Queensland, 1999-2006

Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Warwick (obviously), from December 2006 -

Teaching: Modules Taught

Year 1: Brain and Behaviour (34 lectures)

Year 1: Academic Skills for Psychologists (2 lectures/2 seminars)

Year 2: Perception, Planning and Action (17 lectures)

Year 2: Second year project supervision

Year 3: Body Perception: Neurons to Experience (34 lectures)

Year 3: Third Year Project supervision

And there's tutorials on top of that. You could be forgiven for thinking that this is a lot of teaching for someone in a research & teaching position at a research intensive university - because you'd be right, it is. Nothing I can do about that though, I'm a bottom feeder who is incapable of doing a decent job in research and scholarship: take a look at the scholarly outputs listed on this page and marvel at the depth and ubiquity of my ineptitude.

A few years ago I published a textbook. It looks like this:

Book cover

Of course, you should never judge a book by its cover, so feel free to buy yourself a copy.

Published by Palgrave Macmillan, you can get it here.

It is, of course, a very good book, but it is not (alas) perfect. Its (minor!) imperfections are discussed here.

 

Actual research publications are listed below.

Papers in Journals

94. McInnes, A., Lipp, O.V., Tresilian, J.R., Vallence, A-M. & Marinovic, W. (2021) Premovement inhibition can protect motor actions from interference by response irrelevant stimulation. Journal of Physiology, 599, 4389-4406

93. Leow, L-A., Tresilian, J.R., Uchida, A., Koester, D., Spingler, T., Riek, S. & Marinovic, W. (2021) Acoustic stimulation increases implicit adaptation in sensorimotor adaptation. European Journal of Neuroscience, 54, 5047-5062

92. Nguyen, A.T., Jacobs, L-A., Tresilian, J.R., Lipp, O.V. & Marinovic, W. (2021) Preparatory Suppression and Facilitation of Voluntary and Involuntary Responses to Loud Acoustic Stimuli in an Anticipatory Timing Task. Psychophysiology, 58, e13730

91. McInnes, A., Castellote, J.M., Kofler, M., Honeycutt, C.F., Lipp, O, Riek, S., Tresilian, J.R. & Marinovic, W. (2021) Cumulative distri2bution functions: An alternative approach to examine the triggering of prepared motor actions in the StartReact effect. European Journal of Neuroscience, 53, 1545-1568

90. Baumann, N., Tresilian, J. & Wolke, D. (2020) Effects of infant motor problems and treatment with physiotherapy on child outcomes at school age. Early Human Development,149, e105140

89. Baumann, N., Tresilian, J., Bartman, P. & Wolke, D. (2020) Early motor trajectories predict motor but not cognitive function in preterm and term born adults without pre-existing neurological conditions. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 17, 3258

88. Mcinnes, A., Corti, E., Lipp, O.V., Tresilian, J.R. & Marinovic, W. (2020) Neural gain induced by startling acoustic stimuli is additive to preparatory activation. Psychophysiology, 57,e13493

87. Baumann, N., Tresilian, J., Heinonen, K., Räikkönen, K. & Wolke, D. (2019) Predictors of early motor trajectories from birth to 5 years in neonatal at-risk and control children. Acta Paediactrica, 109, 728-737

86. Leow, L-A., Uchida, A., Egberts, J-L., Riek, S., Lipp, O.V., Tresilian, J.R. & Marinovic, W. (2018) Triggering mechanisms for motor actions. Neuroscience, 393, 226-235

85. MacIntosh, R.D., Mon-Williams, M. & Tresilian, J. R. (2018) Grasping at laws: speed-accuracy trade-offs in manual prehension. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 44, 1022-1031

84. Marinovic, W., Tresilian, J. R., Chappel, J., Riek, S. & Carroll, T.J. (2017) Unexpected acoustic stimulation during action preparation reveals gradual re-specification of movement direction. Neuroscience, 348, 23-32

83. Fiahlo, J. V.A.P. & Tresilian, J. R. (2017) Intercepting accelerated moving targets: effects of practice on movement performance. Experimental Brain Research, 235,1257-1268

82. Marinovic, W. & Tresilian, J.R. (2016) Triggering prepared actions by sudden sounds: Reassessing the evidence for a single mechanism. Acta Physiologica, 217,13-32.

81. Marinovic, W., de Rugy, A., Lipp, O. & Tresilian, J. R. (2015) Reply to Maslovat. Journal of Neurophysiology, 113, 3455-3456.

80. Marinovic, W., de Rugy, A., Riek, S.. & Tresilian, J. R. (2014) Early release of actions by loud sounds in muscles with distinct connectivity. Experimental Brian Research, 232, 3797-3802.

79. Marinovic, W., Cheung, F.L.Y., Riek, S. & Tresilian, J. R. (2014) The effect of attention on the release of anticipatory timing actions. Behavioral Neuroscience, 128, 548-

78. Marinovic, W., Tresilian, J. R., de Rugy, A., Sidhu, S. & Riek, S. (2014) Corticospinal modulation induced by sounds depends on action preparedness. Journal of Physiology, 592, 153-169.

77. Marinovic, W., de Rugy, A., Lipp, O. & Tresilian, J. R. (2013) Responses to loud auditory stimuli indicate that movement-related activation builds-up in anticipation of action. Journal of Neurophysiology, 109, 996-1008.

76. Marinovic, W., Reid, C.S., Plooy, A. M., Riek, S. & Tresilian, J. R. (2011) Corticospinal excitability during preparation for an anticipatory action is modulated by the availability of visual information. Journal of Neurophysiology, 105, 1122-1129

75. Wilson, A. D., Tresilian, J. R., & Schlaghecken, F. (2011) The masked priming toolbox: an open source Matlab toolbox for masked priming researchers. Behavior Research Methods, 43, 210-214.

74. Wilson, A. D., Tresilian, J. R., & Schlaghecken, F. (2010). Continuous priming effects on discrete response choices. Brain & Cognition, 74, 152-159.

73. Marinovic, W., Plooy, A. & Tresilian, J. R. (2010) The effect of priming on interceptive actions. Acta Psychologica, 135, 30-37.

72. Marinovic, W., Reid, C.S., Plooy, A. M., Riek, S. & Tresilian, J. R. (2010) Delayed inhibition of an anticipatory action during motion extrapolation. Behavioral & Brain Functions, 6, 22.

71. Marinovic, W., Plooy, A. & Tresilian, J. R. (2010) The time course of direction specification in interceptive actions. Experimental Psychology, 57, 292-300.

70. Hinder, M., Woolley, D. G., Tresilian, J. R., Riek, S. & Carson, R. G. (2010) Real-time error detection but not error correction drives automatic visuomotor adaptation. Experimental Brain Research, 201, 191-207.

69. Marinovic, W., Plooy, A. & Tresilian, J. R. (2009) Preparation and inhibition of interceptive actions. Experimental Brain Research, 197, 311-319

68. Tresilian, J. R., Plooy, A. & Marinovic, W. (2009) Manual interception in two dimensions: performance and space-time accuracy. Brain Research, 1250, 202-217.

67. Marinovic, W., Plooy, A. & Tresilian, J. R. (2009) The utilisation of visual information in the control of rapid interceptive actions. Experimental Psychology, 56, 265-273.

66. Hinder, M., Woolley, D. G., Tresilian, J. R., Riek, S. & Carson, R. G. (2008) The efficacy of colour cues in facilitating adaptation to opposing visuomotor rotations. Experimental Brain Research, 191, 143-55.

65. Woolley, D. G., Carson, R. G., Tresilian, J. R. & Riek, S. (2008) Generalisation between opposing visuomotor rotations when each is associated with visual targets and movements of different amplitudes. Brain Research, 1219, 46-58.

64. Marinovic, W., Plooy, A. & Tresilian, J. R. (2008) The time course of amplitude specification in brief interceptive actions. Experimental Brain Research, 188, 275-288.

63. Hinder, M., Tresilian, J. R., Riek, S. & Carson, R. G. (2008) The contribution of visual feedback to visuomotor adaptation: how much and when? Brain Research, 1197, 275-288.

62. Wallis, G., Chiatziastros, A., Tresilian, J. R. & Tomasevic, D. (2007) The role of visual and non-visual feedback in a vehicle steering task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 33, 1127-1144.

61. Shemmell, J., Riek, S., Tresilian, J. R. & Carson, R. G. (2007) The role of the primary motor cortex during skill acquisition on a two-degrees-of-freedom movement task. Journal of Motor Behavior, 39, 29-39.

60. Woolley, D. G., Tresilian, J. R., Carson, R. G. & Riek, S. (2007) Dual adaptation to two opposing visuomotor rotations when each is associated with different regions of workspace. Experimental Brain Research, 179, 155-165.

59. Tresilian, J. R. & Plooy, A. (2006) Systematic changes in the duration and precision of interception in response to variations in movement amplitude and effector size. Experimental Brain Research, 171, 421-435.

58. Tresilian, J. R. & Plooy, A. (2006) Effects of acoustic startle stimuli on interceptive action. Neuroscience 142, 579-594.

57. Shemmell, J., Forner, M., Tathem, B., Tresilian, J. R., Riek, S., Barry, B. & Carson, R. G. (2006) Neuromuscular-skeletal constraints on the acquisition of skill in a discrete torque production task. Experimental Brain Research, 175, 400-410

56. Tresilian, J. R. & Houseman, J. H. (2005) Systematic variation in performance of an interceptive action with changes in the temporal constraints. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, A58, 447-466

55. Tresilian, J. R., Mon-Williams, M., Coppard, V. & Carson, R. G. (2005) Obstacle avoidance strategies in children. Journal of Motor Behavior, 37, 103-110.

54. Shemmell, J., Forner, M., Tresilian, J. R., Riek, S. & Carson, R. G. (2005) Neuromuscular adaptation during skill acquisition on a two degree-of-freedom target acquisition task: isometric torque production. Journal of Neurophysiology, 94, 3046-3057

53. Tresilian, J. R. (2005) Hitting moving targets: Perception and action in the timing of fast interceptions. Perception & Psychophysics, 67, 129-149.

52. Shemmell, J., Tresilian, J. R., Riek, S., Barry, B. & Carson, R. G. (2005) Neuromuscular adaptation during skill acquisition on a two degree of freedom target acquisition task: dynamic movement. Journal of Neurophysiology, 94, 3058-3068.

51. Mon-Williams, M., Tresilian, J. R., Bell, V. E., & Carson, R. G. (2005) The preparation of reach to grasp movements in children with developmental coordination disorder. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, A58, 1225-1247.

50. Tresilian, J. R., Plooy, A. & Carroll, T. J. (2004) Constraints on the spatio-temporal accuracy of interceptive action: effects of target size on hitting a moving target. Experimental Brain Research, 155, 509-526.

49. Tresilian, J. R. (2004) The accuracy of interceptive action in time and space. Exercise & Sport Science Reviews, 32, 167-173.

48. Tresilian, J. R., Wallis, G. & Mattocks, C. (2004) Initiation of evasive maneuvers during self-motion: a test of three hypotheses. Experimental Brain Research, 159, 251-257.

47. Riek, S., Tresilian, J. R., Mon-Williams, M., Coppard, V. & Carson, R. G. (2003) Bimanual aiming and overt attention: one law for two hands. Experimental Brain Research, 153, 59-75.

46. Tresilian, J. R., Oliver, J. & Carroll, T. J. (2003) Differential contributions of speed and size to temporal precision demands in interceptive action. Experimental Brain Research, 148, 425-438.

45. Tresilian, J. R. & Lonergan, A. (2002) Intercepting moving objects: effect of temporal precision and movement amplitude. Experimental Brain Research, 142, 193-207

44. Mon-Williams, M., Tresilian, J. R., Coppard, V. & Carson, R. G. (2001) The effects of obstacle position on reach to grasp movement. Experimental Brain Research, 137, 497-501.

43. Mon-Williams, M., Tresilian, J. R., McIntosh, R & Milner, A. D. (2001) Monocular and binocular cues in distance judgments: insights from a visual form agnosic. Experimental Brain Research, 139, 127-136.

42. Mon-Williams, M., Tresilian, J. R. (2001) A simple rule of thumb for elegant prehension. Current Biology, 11, 1058-1061.

41. Mon-Williams, M., Tresilian, J. R., Bell, V. E., Coppard, V., Jobling, A. & Carson, R. G. (2001) The preparation of reach to grasp movements in adults with Down syndrome. Human Movement Science, 20, 587-602.

40. Tresilian, J. R. & Mon-Williams, M. (2000) Getting the measure of weights for cue combination in nearness perception. Experimental Brain Research, 130, 28-35.

39. DeLucia, P. R., Tresilian, J. R. & Meyer, L. E. (2000) Geometrical illusions can effect time-to-collision estimation: Evidence for cognitive processing? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 26, 552-567.

38. Mon-Williams, M., Tresilian, J. R. & Roberts, A. B. (2000) Extraretinal information provides perceptual constancy. Experimental Brain Research, 130, 407-413.

37. Roberts, A. B., Mon-Williams, M., Tresilian, J. R. & Burgess-Limerick, R. (2000) The progressive refinement of a striking action during childhood. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 42, 518-524.

36. Mon-Williams, M. Tresilian, J. R. (2000) Ordinal depth information from accommodation? Ergonomics, 43, 391-404.

35. Alberts, J., Tresilian, J. R. & Stelmach, G. E. (1999) Coordination and phasing in a bilateral prehension task. Focus on Parkinson’s Disease, 11, 9-12.

34. Tresilian, J. R. (1999) Selective attention in reaching: when is an object not a distracter? Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 3, 407-408.

33. Tresilian, J. R. (1999) Retaining the Equilibrium point hypothesis as an abstract description of the neuromuscular system. Motor Control, 3, 67-89.

32. Mon-Williams, M & Tresilian, J. R. (1999) Some recent studies on the extraretinal contribution to distance perception. Perception, 26, 167-181.

31. Tresilian, J. R. & Mon-Williams, M. (1999) A curious illusion suggests complex cue interactions in distance perception. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 25, 677–687.

30. Tresilian, J. R. (1999) An analysis of recent empirical challenges to an account of time-to-collision perception. Perception & Psychophysics, 61, 515-528.

29. Mon-Williams, M., Tresilian, J. R. & Wann, J. P. (1999) Perceiving limb position in normal and abnormal control: An equilibrium point perspective. Human Movement Science, 18, 219-239.

28. Mon-Williams, M. & Tresilian, J. R. (1999) The size-distance paradox is a cognitive phenomenon. Experimental Brain Research, 126, 578-582.

27. Tresilian, J. R., Mon-Williams, M. & Kelly, B. (1999) Increasing confidence in vergence as a cue to distance. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 266, 39-44.

26. Tresilian, J. R. (1999) Abstract motor programming in prehension: normal and pathological performance. Human Movement Science, 18, 397-419.

25. Tresilian, J. R. (1999) Visually timed action: time-out for ‘tau’? Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 3, 301-310.

24. Mon-Williams, M. A., Tresilian, J. R., Kochar, P., Strang, N. & Wann, J. P. (1998) Improving vision: neural compensation for optical defocus. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B265, 71-77

23. Alberts, J., Tresilian, J. R. & Stelmach, G. E. (1998) Coordination and phasing in a bilateral prehension task: The influence of Parkinsonism. Brain, 121, 725-742.

22. Plooy, A., Tresilian, J. R., Mon-Williams, M. A. & Wann, J. P. (1998) The contribution of vision and proprioception to the perception of finger proximity. Experimental Brain Research, 118, 415-420

21. Mon-Williams, M. & Tresilian, J. R. (1998) A framework for understanding the control and perception of ocular position. Biological Cybernetics, 79, 175-189.

20. Tresilian, J. R. (1998) Attention in action or obstruction of movement? A kinematic analysis of avoidance behavior in prehension. Experimental Brain Research, 120, 573-588.

19. Tresilian, J. R. (1997) Correcting some misperceptions of time-to-collision. Perception, 26, 229-236

18. Tresilian, J. R., Stelmach, G. E. & Adler, C. H. (1997) Stability of prehensile movement patterns in Parkinson’s disease. Brain, 120, 2093-2111

17. Atchison, D., Mon-Williams, M., Tresilian, J. R., Stark, L. & Strang, N. (1997) Training accommodative facility for ball sports. Clinical & Experimental Optometry, 80, 127-132

16. Tresilian, J. R. (1997) The revised tau hypothesis: A consideration of Wann’s analyses. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 23, 1272-1281.

15. Mon-Williams, M., Tresilian, J. R., Plooy, A., Wann, J. P. & Broerse, J. (1997) Looking at the task in hand: vergence eye movements explain changes in perceived size. Experimental Brain Research, 117, 501-506.

14. Tresilian, J. R. & Stelmach, G. E. (1997) Common organization for unimanual and bimanual reach-to-grasp tasks. Experimental Brain Research, 115, 283-299.

13. Tresilian, J. R. (1995) Visual modulation of interceptive action: A reply to Savelsbergh. Human Movement Science, 14, 129-132

12. Tresilian, J. R. (1995) Study of a servo control strategy for projectile interception. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 48A, 688-715

11. Tresilian, J. R. (1995) Perceptual and cognitive processes in time-to-contact estimation: analysis of prediction motion and relative judgment tasks. Perception & Psychophysics, 57, 231-245

10. Flanagan, J. R., Tresilian, J. R., & Wing, A. M. (1995) Grip force adjustments during rapid arm movements suggest that detailed movement kinematics are planned. Behavioral & Brain Sciences, 18, 753-754.

9. Tresilian, J. R. (1994) Approximate information sources and perceptual variables in interceptive timing. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 20, 154-173.

8. Tresilian, J. R. (1994) Perceptual and motor processes in interceptive timing. Human Movement Science, 13, 335-373

7. Flanagan, J. R. & Tresilian, J. R. (1994) Grip-load force coupling: a general control strategy for transporting objects. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 20, 677-685.

6. Tresilian, J. R. (1994) A note on gravity as a monocular cue for perception of absolute distance and/or absolute size. Perception, 23, 727-731.

5. Tresilian, J. R. (1994) Two straw men stay silent when asked about the “direct versus inferential controversy”. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 17, 335-337.

4. Tresilian, J. R. (1993) Four questions of time to contact: a critical examination of research on interceptive timing. Perception, 22, 653-680.

3. Flanagan, J. R., Tresilian, J. R. & Wing, A. M. (1993) Coupling of grip force and load force during arm movements with grasped objects. Neuroscience Letters, 152, 53-56.

2. Tresilian, J. R. (1991) Empirical and theoretical issues in the perception of time to contact. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 17, 865-876

1. Tresilian, J. R. (1990) Perceptual information for the timing of interceptive action. Perception, 19, 225-239.

That's it for the time being. I may add something of more interest at a later date.