Professor David Alais

A19 - Griffith Taylor Building
The University of Sydney


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Biographical details

Current & Previous Appointments

1996-1998 Postdoctoral Fellow, Vanderbilt Vision Research Center, Vanderbilt University, USA.

1998-2000 Research Fellow, Human Frontiers Science Programme, Collge de France, Paris, France.

2000-2002 Marie Curie Fellow, European Commission, Institute of Neurophysiology, Pisa, Italy.

2003-2005 Australian Research Fellow, School of Medical Sciences, University of Sydney.

2005-2007 Australian Research Fellow, School of Psychology, University of Sydney.

2008-2012 QEII Research Fellow, School of Psychology, University of Sydney.

2013-present, Professor,School of Psychology, University of Sydney.

Research interests

A major research interest is cross-modal perception, mostly audio-visual. How does the brain combine sensory information from audition and vision? The primary approach is through human psychophysical experiments which measure aspects of an observer?s perception of sounds, images or combinations of both. Our research may focus on spatial aspects (e.g., localisation of events) or on temporal aspects (e.g, timing and order judgments). From these measurements, inferences are drawn as to how the brain processes audiovisual sensory information to give rise to multimodal perception. More recently, my group has expanded into tactile processing, studying temporal interactions between touch and vision and between touch and sound.

The lab also conducts research into unisensory perception, either auditory or visual. Auditory research is done in close collaboration with Assoc. Professor Carlile?s Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory in the School of Medical Sciences, allowing access to sophisticated auditory stimuli and signal processing, and to a large anechoic chamber allowing auditory work to be done in the 'free field'. Alternatively, we use the Carlile lab's sophisticated virtual auditory space (VAS) technology to explore auditory perception with virtual sound.

Other research in the lab focuses purely on visual processes. A major interest addresses how the brain resolves visual conflict between the eyes, as when the eyes receive different images. Interocular conflict gives rise to 'binocular rivalry' in which the brain's conscious state alternates between perceiving the image in one eye and perceiving the image in the other eye. An overview of the state of this burgeoning field can be found in a recent book by David Alais and Randolph Blake: "Binocular Rivalry", MIT Press (2005).

Further work in visual perception explores how motion and temporal modulation is encoded by the visual system. We are currently developing new ideas on how 'temporal filters' function in human vision to encode the temporal dimension of visual input. This work is now being extended to an analysis of temporal filtering in natural image sequences (i.e., movies), while other work is looking at the possible role of streak signals left by fast moving images in enhancing motion direction perception.

Selected grants

2013

  • Binocular rivalry: a new model to measure it, and a new approach to attention and crossmodal influences; Alais D; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2012

  • Temporal synchrony as a binding cue between the senses; Alais D, Cass J; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2008

  • Human time perception: A crossmodel investigation; Alais D; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2007

  • Audiovisual interactions in human perception: exploring the temporal dimension and the role of attention; Alais D, Carlile S; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2005

  • The where and how of binocular rivalry; Freeman A, Alais D; University of Sydney/Research & Development.

2004

  • Auditory spatial perception during head movements; Carlile S, Alais D; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • Enabling human communication: Tough problems in human communication with bold but informed solutiond drawing on sound, speech, and language research capabilities; Kenny D, et a, Jin C, Simpson J, van Doorn J, Dale R, Alais D, Andrews S, Barwick L, Cabrera D, Carlile S; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Research Networks (ARCRN).
  • Unmasking temporal channels in the human visual system; Alais D; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Research and Development (R&D).

2003

  • Audio-visual interactions in human perception; Carlile S; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2001

  • Interactions between vision and audition in human motion perception; Alais D; European Union (Marie Curie International Fellowship)/Marie Curie Outgoing International Fellowship.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Alais, D., Best, V., Niall, P., Semmler, C., Woolford, D. (2010). Hearing and the perception of sound. In Ian Freckleton & Hugh Selby (Eds.), Expert Evidence, (pp. 145-1-145-13058). Australia: Thomson Reuters.
  • Alais, D. (2005). Attentional Modulation of Motion Adaptation. In Clifford, C; Rhodes, G (Eds) (Eds.), Fitting the mind to the world: Adaptation and after-effects in high-level vision, (pp. 309-337). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Freeman, A., Nguyen, V., Alais, D. (2005). The nature and depth of binocular rivalry suppression. In David Alais and Randolph Blake (Eds.), Binocular Rivalry, (pp. 47-62). Cambridge Massachusetts: MIT Press.

Journals

  • Orchard-Mills, E., Leung, J., Burr, D., Morrone, M., Wufong, E., Carlile, S., Alais, D. (2013). A Mechanism for detecting coincidence of auditory and visual spatial signals. Multisensory Research, 26(4), 333-345. [More Information]
  • Orchard-Mills, E., van der Burg, E., Alais, D. (2013). Amplitude-modulated auditory stimuli influence selection of visual spatial frequencies. Journal of Vision, 13(3), 1-17. [More Information]
  • Orchard-Mills, E., Alais, D., van der Burg, E. (2013). Cross-modal associations between vision, touch, and audition influence visual search through top-down attention, not bottom-up capture. Attention, Perception and Psychophysics. [More Information]
  • Apthorp, D., Schwarzkopf, D., Kaul, C., Bahrami, B., Alais, D., Rees, G. (2013). Direct evidence for encoding of motion streaks in human visual cortex. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 280(1752), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Wardle, S., Alais, D. (2013). Evidence for speed sensitivity to motion in depth from binocular cues. Journal of Vision, 13(1), 1-16. [More Information]
  • Apthorp, D., Alais, D., Boenke, L. (2013). Flash illusions induced by visual, auditory, and audiovisual stimuli. Journal of Vision, 13(5), 1-15. [More Information]
  • van der Burg, E., Alais, D., Cass, J. (2013). Rapid recalibration to audiovisual asynchrony. The Journal of Neuroscience, 33(37), 14633-14637. [More Information]
  • Van der Groen, O., van der Burg, E., Lunghi, C., Alais, D. (2013). Touch influences visual perception with a tight orientation-tuning. PLoS One. [More Information]
  • Lunghi, C., Alais, D. (2013). Touch Interacts with Vision during Binocular Rivalry with a Tight Orientation Tuning. PLoS One, 8(3), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Allen, K., Alais, D., Carlile, S. (2012). A collection of pseudo-words to study multi-talker speech intelligibility without shifts of spatial attention. Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 1-3. [More Information]
  • Alais, D., Parker, A. (2012). Binocular rivalry produced by temporal frequency differences. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6(227), 1-16. [More Information]
  • Alais, D. (2012). Binocular rivalry: Competition and inhibition in visual perception. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Cognitive Science (Print), 3(1), 87-103. [More Information]
  • Zannoli, M., Cass, J., Alais, D., Mamassian, P. (2012). Disparity-based stereomotion detectors are poorly suited to track 2D motion. Journal of Vision, 12(11), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Cass, J., Johnson, A., Bex, P., Alais, D. (2012). Orientation-Specificity of Adaptation: Isotropic Adaptation Is Purely Monocular. PLoS One, 7(11), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Wardle, S., Bex, P., Cass, J., Alais, D. (2012). Stereoacuity in the periphery is limited by internal noise. Journal of Vision, 12(6), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Zannoli, M., Cass, J., Mamassian, P., Alais, D. (2012). Synchronized audio-visual transients drive efficient visual search for motion-in-depth. PLoS One, 7(5), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Paffen, C., Alais, D. (2011). Attentional modulation of binocular rivalry. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 5, 105-1-105-10. [More Information]
  • Cass, J., Van der Burg, E., Alais, D. (2011). Finding flicker: Critical differences in temporal frequency capture attention. Frontiers in Psychology, 2, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Taubert, J., Alais, D. (2011). Identity aftereffects, but not composite effects, are contingent on contrast polarity. Perception, 40(4), 422-436. [More Information]
  • Allen, K., Alais, D., Shinn-Cunningham, B., Carlile, S. (2011). Masker location uncertainty impairs stop consonant intelligibility: Evidence for suppression of distractors in two-talker contexts. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 130(4), 2043-2053. [More Information]
  • Allen, K., Alais, D., Shinn-Cunningham, B., Carlile, S. (2011). Masker location uncertainty reveals evidence for suppression of maskers in two-talker contexts. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 130(4), 2043-2053. [More Information]
  • Alais, D., Apthorp, D., Karmann, A., Cass, J. (2011). Temporal Integration of Movement: The Time-Course of Motion Streaks Revealed by Masking. PLoS One, 6(12), e28675-(10pp).
  • Hartcher-O’Brien, J., Alais, D. (2011). Temporal Ventriloquism in a Purely Temporal Context. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 37(5), 1383-1395. [More Information]
  • Taubert, J., Apthorp, D., Aagten-Murphy, D., Alais, D. (2011). The role of holistic processing in face perception: Evidence from the face inversion effect. Vision Research, 51(11), 1273-1278. [More Information]
  • Apthorp, D., Cass, J., Alais, D. (2011). The spatial tuning of `motion streak' mechanisms revealed by masking and adaptation. Journal of Vision, 11(7), 1-16. [More Information]
  • Dakin, S., Apthorp, D., Alais, D. (2010). Anisotropies in judging the direction of moving natural scenes. Journal of Vision, 10(11), 1-19. [More Information]
  • Alais, D., van Boxtel, J., Parker, A., van Ee, R. (2010). Attending to auditory signals slows visual alternations in binocular rivalry. Vision Research, 50(10), 929-935.
  • Wardle, S., Cass, J., Brooks, K., Alais, D. (2010). Breaking camouflage: Binocular disparity reduces contrast masking in natural images. Journal of Vision, 10(14), 1-12.
  • Van der Burg, E., Cass, J., Olivers, C., Theeuwes, J., Alais, D. (2010). Efficient Visual Search from Synchronized Auditory Signals Requires Transient Audiovisual Events. PLoS One, 5(5), e10664-1-e10664-11.
  • Alais, D. (2010). Helping the visual system find its target Comment on "Crossmodal influences on visual perception" by L. Shams & R. Kim. Physics of Life Reviews, 7, 293-294. [More Information]
  • Alais, D., Cass, J. (2010). Multisensory Perceptual Learning of Temporal Order: Audiovisual Learning Transfers to Vision but Not Audition. PLoS One, 5(6), e11283-1-e11283-9. [More Information]
  • Alais, D., Newell, F., Mamassian, P. (2010). Multisensory Processing in Review: from Physiology to Behaviour. Seeing and Perceiving: an international journal on computation, perception, attention and action (Spatial Vision), 23(1), 3-38. [More Information]
  • Apthorp, D., Cass, J., Alais, D. (2010). Orientation tuning of contrast masking caused by motion streaks. Journal of Vision, 10(10), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Alais, D., Cass, J., O'Shea, R., Blake, R. (2010). Visual Sensitivity Underlying Changes in Visual Consciousness. Current Biology, 20(15), 1362-1367. [More Information]
  • Bentvelzen, A., Leung, J., Alais, D. (2009). Discriminating audiovisual speed: optimal integration of speed defaults to probability summation when component reliabilities diverge. Perception, 38(7), 966-987. [More Information]
  • O'Shea, R., Parker, A., La Rooy, D., Alais, D. (2009). Monocular rivalry exhibits three hallmarks of binocular rivalry: Evidence for common processes. Vision Research, 49(7), 671-681.
  • Apthorp, D., Wenderoth, P., Alais, D. (2009). Motion streaks in fast motion rivalry cause orientation-selective suppression. Journal of Vision, 9(5), 10-1-10-14.
  • van Ee, R., van Boxtel, J., Parker, A., Alais, D. (2009). Multisensory congruency as a mechanism for attentional control over perceptual selection. The Journal of Neuroscience, 29(37), 11641-11649.
  • Cass, J., Stuit, S., Bex, P., Alais, D. (2009). Orientation bandwidths are invariant across spatiotemporal frequency after isotropic components are removed. Journal of Vision, 9(12), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Stuit, S., Cass, J., Paffen, C., Alais, D. (2009). Orientation-tuned suppression in binocular rivalry reveals general and specific components of rivalry suppression. Journal of Vision, 9(11), 17.1-15.
  • Allen, K., Alais, D., Carlile, S. (2009). Speech intelligibility reduces over distance from an attended location: Evidence for an auditory spatial gradient of attention. Attention, Perception and Psychophysics, 71(1), 164-173. [More Information]
  • Cass, J., Clifford, C., Alais, D., Spehar, B. (2009). Temporal structure of chromatic channels revealed through masking. Journal of Vision, 9(5), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Cass, J., Alais, D., Spehar, B., Bex, P. (2009). Temporal whitening: Transient noise perceptually equalizes the 1/f temporal amplitude spectrum. Journal of Vision, 9(10), 1-19. [More Information]
  • Taubert, J., Alais, D. (2009). The composite illusion requires composite face stimuli to be biologically plausible. Vision Research, 49(14), 1877-1885.
  • Apthorp, D., Alais, D. (2009). Tilt aftereffects and tilt illusions induced by fast translational motion: Evidence for motion streaks. Journal of Vision, 9(1), 27-1-27-11.
  • Leung, J., Alais, D., Carlile, S. (2008). Compression of auditory space during rapid head turns. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 105(17), 6492-6497. [More Information]
  • Allen, K., Carlile, S., Alais, D. (2008). Contributions of talker characteristics and spatial location to auditory streaming. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 123(3). [More Information]
  • Cooper, J., Carlile, S., Alais, D. (2008). Distortions of auditory space during rapid head turns. Experimental Brain Research, 191(2), 209-219. [More Information]
  • Bhardwaj, R., O'Shea, R., Alais, D., Parker, A. (2008). Probing visual consciousness: Rivalry between eyes and images. Journal of Vision, 8(11), 2-1-2-13.
  • van Boxtel, J., Alais, D., van Ee, R. (2008). Retinotopic and non-retinotopic stimulus encoding in binocular rivalry and the involvement of feedback. Journal of Vision, 8(5), 17-1-17-10.
  • van Boxtel, J., Alais, D., Erkelens, C., van Ee, R. (2008). The role of temporally coarse form processing during binocular rivalry. PLoS One, 3 (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0001429)(1 (article e1429)), 1-10.
  • Parker, A., Alais, D. (2007). A bias for looming stimuli to predominate in binocular rivalry. Vision Research, 47, 2661-2674.
  • Alais, D., Melcher, D. (2007). Strength and coherence of binocular rivalry depends on shared stimulus complexity. Vision Research, 47(2), 269-279.
  • Paffen, C., Alais, D., Verstraten, F. (2006). Attention speeds binocular rivalry. Psychological Science, 17(9), 752-756. [More Information]
  • Burr, D., Alais, D. (2006). Chapter 14 Combining visual and auditory information. Progress in Brain Research, 155(Part 2), 243-258. [More Information]
  • Alais, D., Lorenceau, J., Arrighi, R., Cass, J. (2006). Contour interactions between pairs of Gabors engaged in binocular rivalry reveal a map of the association field. Vision Research, 46(8-9), 1473-1487. [More Information]
  • Cass, J., Alais, D. (2006). Evidence for two interacting temporal channels in human visual processing. Vision Research, 46(18), 2859-2868.
  • Alais, D., Parker, A. (2006). Independent binocular rivalry processes for motion and form. Neuron, 52(5), 911-920. [More Information]
  • Bowns, L., Alais, D. (2006). Large shifts in perceived motion direction reveal multiple global motion solutions. Vision Research, 46(8-9), 1170-1177. [More Information]
  • Arrighi, R., Alais, D., Burr, D. (2006). Perceptual synchrony of audio-visual streams for natural and artificial motion sequences. Journal of Vision, 6(3, Article 6), 260-268. [More Information]
  • Alais, D., Morrone, C., Burr, D. (2006). Separate attentional resources for vision and audition. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 273(1592), 1339-1345.
  • Cass, J., Alais, D. (2006). The mechanisms of collinear integration. Journal of Vision, 6, 915-922.
  • Paffen, C., Alais, D., Verstraten, F. (2005). Center-surround inhibition deepens binocular rivalry suppression. Vision Research, 45(20), 2642-2649. [More Information]
  • Li, D., Freeman, A., Alais, D. (2005). Contrast sensitivity of form and motion discrimination during binocular rivalry. Vision Research, 45(10), 1255-1263. [More Information]
  • Arrighi, R., Alais, D., Burr, D. (2005). Neural latencies do not explain the auditory and audio-visual flash-lag effect. Vision Research, 45(23), 2917-2925. [More Information]
  • Arrighi, R., Alais, D., Burr, D. (2005). Perceived timing of first- and second-order changes in vision and hearing. Experimental Brain Research, 166(3-4), 445-454. [More Information]
  • Alais, D., Carlile, S. (2005). Synchronizing to real events: Subjective audiovisual alignment scales with perceived auditory depth and speed of sound. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 102(6), 2244-2247. [More Information]
  • Alais, D., Verstraten, F., Burr, D. (2005). The motion aftereffect of transparent motion: Two temporal channels account for perceived direction. Vision Research, 45(4), 403-412.
  • Alais, D., Burr, D. (2004). No direction-specific bimodal facilitation for audiovisual motion detection. Cognitive Brain Research, 19(2), 185-194. [More Information]
  • Carter, O., Pettigrew, J., Burr, D., Alais, D., Hasler, F., Vollenweider, F. (2004). Psilocybin impairs high-level but not low-level motion perception. NeuroReport, 15(12), 1947-1951.
  • Alais, D., Burr, D. (2004). The Ventriloquist Effect Results from Near-Optimal Bimodal Integration. Current Biology, 14(3), 257-262.
  • Nguyen, V., Freeman, A., Alais, D. (2003). Increasing depth of binocular rivalry suppression along two visual pathways. Vision Research, 43, 2003-2008.
  • Alais, D., Burr, D. (2003). The "flash-lag" effect occurs in audition and cross-modally. Current Biology, 13(1), 59-63.
  • Alais, D., Lorenceau, J. (2002). Perceptual grouping in the Ternus display: evidence for an ‘association field' in apparent motion. Vision Research, 42(8), 1005-1016.
  • Lorenceau, J., Alais, D. (2001). Form constraints in motion binding. Nature Neuroscience, 4(7), 745-751.

Edited Journals

  • Wuerger, S., Alais, D., Gondan, M. (2011). Multisensorial perception collection. Seeing and Perceiving: an international journal on computation, perception, attention and action (Spatial Vision), 24.

Conferences

  • Van der Burg, E., Cass, J., Alais, D., Theeuwes, J. (2011). The temporal window of multisensory integration under competing circumstances. 12th International Multisensory Research Forum, Fukuoka, Japan.

2013

  • Orchard-Mills, E., Leung, J., Burr, D., Morrone, M., Wufong, E., Carlile, S., Alais, D. (2013). A Mechanism for detecting coincidence of auditory and visual spatial signals. Multisensory Research, 26(4), 333-345. [More Information]
  • Orchard-Mills, E., van der Burg, E., Alais, D. (2013). Amplitude-modulated auditory stimuli influence selection of visual spatial frequencies. Journal of Vision, 13(3), 1-17. [More Information]
  • Orchard-Mills, E., Alais, D., van der Burg, E. (2013). Cross-modal associations between vision, touch, and audition influence visual search through top-down attention, not bottom-up capture. Attention, Perception and Psychophysics. [More Information]
  • Apthorp, D., Schwarzkopf, D., Kaul, C., Bahrami, B., Alais, D., Rees, G. (2013). Direct evidence for encoding of motion streaks in human visual cortex. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 280(1752), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Wardle, S., Alais, D. (2013). Evidence for speed sensitivity to motion in depth from binocular cues. Journal of Vision, 13(1), 1-16. [More Information]
  • Apthorp, D., Alais, D., Boenke, L. (2013). Flash illusions induced by visual, auditory, and audiovisual stimuli. Journal of Vision, 13(5), 1-15. [More Information]
  • van der Burg, E., Alais, D., Cass, J. (2013). Rapid recalibration to audiovisual asynchrony. The Journal of Neuroscience, 33(37), 14633-14637. [More Information]
  • Van der Groen, O., van der Burg, E., Lunghi, C., Alais, D. (2013). Touch influences visual perception with a tight orientation-tuning. PLoS One. [More Information]
  • Lunghi, C., Alais, D. (2013). Touch Interacts with Vision during Binocular Rivalry with a Tight Orientation Tuning. PLoS One, 8(3), 1-8. [More Information]

2012

  • Allen, K., Alais, D., Carlile, S. (2012). A collection of pseudo-words to study multi-talker speech intelligibility without shifts of spatial attention. Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 1-3. [More Information]
  • Alais, D., Parker, A. (2012). Binocular rivalry produced by temporal frequency differences. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6(227), 1-16. [More Information]
  • Alais, D. (2012). Binocular rivalry: Competition and inhibition in visual perception. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Cognitive Science (Print), 3(1), 87-103. [More Information]
  • Zannoli, M., Cass, J., Alais, D., Mamassian, P. (2012). Disparity-based stereomotion detectors are poorly suited to track 2D motion. Journal of Vision, 12(11), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Cass, J., Johnson, A., Bex, P., Alais, D. (2012). Orientation-Specificity of Adaptation: Isotropic Adaptation Is Purely Monocular. PLoS One, 7(11), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Wardle, S., Bex, P., Cass, J., Alais, D. (2012). Stereoacuity in the periphery is limited by internal noise. Journal of Vision, 12(6), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Zannoli, M., Cass, J., Mamassian, P., Alais, D. (2012). Synchronized audio-visual transients drive efficient visual search for motion-in-depth. PLoS One, 7(5), 1-6. [More Information]

2011

  • Paffen, C., Alais, D. (2011). Attentional modulation of binocular rivalry. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 5, 105-1-105-10. [More Information]
  • Cass, J., Van der Burg, E., Alais, D. (2011). Finding flicker: Critical differences in temporal frequency capture attention. Frontiers in Psychology, 2, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Taubert, J., Alais, D. (2011). Identity aftereffects, but not composite effects, are contingent on contrast polarity. Perception, 40(4), 422-436. [More Information]
  • Allen, K., Alais, D., Shinn-Cunningham, B., Carlile, S. (2011). Masker location uncertainty impairs stop consonant intelligibility: Evidence for suppression of distractors in two-talker contexts. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 130(4), 2043-2053. [More Information]
  • Allen, K., Alais, D., Shinn-Cunningham, B., Carlile, S. (2011). Masker location uncertainty reveals evidence for suppression of maskers in two-talker contexts. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 130(4), 2043-2053. [More Information]
  • Wuerger, S., Alais, D., Gondan, M. (2011). Multisensorial perception collection. Seeing and Perceiving: an international journal on computation, perception, attention and action (Spatial Vision), 24.
  • Alais, D., Apthorp, D., Karmann, A., Cass, J. (2011). Temporal Integration of Movement: The Time-Course of Motion Streaks Revealed by Masking. PLoS One, 6(12), e28675-(10pp).
  • Hartcher-O’Brien, J., Alais, D. (2011). Temporal Ventriloquism in a Purely Temporal Context. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 37(5), 1383-1395. [More Information]
  • Taubert, J., Apthorp, D., Aagten-Murphy, D., Alais, D. (2011). The role of holistic processing in face perception: Evidence from the face inversion effect. Vision Research, 51(11), 1273-1278. [More Information]
  • Apthorp, D., Cass, J., Alais, D. (2011). The spatial tuning of `motion streak' mechanisms revealed by masking and adaptation. Journal of Vision, 11(7), 1-16. [More Information]
  • Van der Burg, E., Cass, J., Alais, D., Theeuwes, J. (2011). The temporal window of multisensory integration under competing circumstances. 12th International Multisensory Research Forum, Fukuoka, Japan.

2010

  • Dakin, S., Apthorp, D., Alais, D. (2010). Anisotropies in judging the direction of moving natural scenes. Journal of Vision, 10(11), 1-19. [More Information]
  • Alais, D., van Boxtel, J., Parker, A., van Ee, R. (2010). Attending to auditory signals slows visual alternations in binocular rivalry. Vision Research, 50(10), 929-935.
  • Wardle, S., Cass, J., Brooks, K., Alais, D. (2010). Breaking camouflage: Binocular disparity reduces contrast masking in natural images. Journal of Vision, 10(14), 1-12.
  • Van der Burg, E., Cass, J., Olivers, C., Theeuwes, J., Alais, D. (2010). Efficient Visual Search from Synchronized Auditory Signals Requires Transient Audiovisual Events. PLoS One, 5(5), e10664-1-e10664-11.
  • Alais, D., Best, V., Niall, P., Semmler, C., Woolford, D. (2010). Hearing and the perception of sound. In Ian Freckleton & Hugh Selby (Eds.), Expert Evidence, (pp. 145-1-145-13058). Australia: Thomson Reuters.
  • Alais, D. (2010). Helping the visual system find its target Comment on "Crossmodal influences on visual perception" by L. Shams & R. Kim. Physics of Life Reviews, 7, 293-294. [More Information]
  • Alais, D., Cass, J. (2010). Multisensory Perceptual Learning of Temporal Order: Audiovisual Learning Transfers to Vision but Not Audition. PLoS One, 5(6), e11283-1-e11283-9. [More Information]
  • Alais, D., Newell, F., Mamassian, P. (2010). Multisensory Processing in Review: from Physiology to Behaviour. Seeing and Perceiving: an international journal on computation, perception, attention and action (Spatial Vision), 23(1), 3-38. [More Information]
  • Apthorp, D., Cass, J., Alais, D. (2010). Orientation tuning of contrast masking caused by motion streaks. Journal of Vision, 10(10), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Alais, D., Cass, J., O'Shea, R., Blake, R. (2010). Visual Sensitivity Underlying Changes in Visual Consciousness. Current Biology, 20(15), 1362-1367. [More Information]

2009

  • Bentvelzen, A., Leung, J., Alais, D. (2009). Discriminating audiovisual speed: optimal integration of speed defaults to probability summation when component reliabilities diverge. Perception, 38(7), 966-987. [More Information]
  • O'Shea, R., Parker, A., La Rooy, D., Alais, D. (2009). Monocular rivalry exhibits three hallmarks of binocular rivalry: Evidence for common processes. Vision Research, 49(7), 671-681.
  • Apthorp, D., Wenderoth, P., Alais, D. (2009). Motion streaks in fast motion rivalry cause orientation-selective suppression. Journal of Vision, 9(5), 10-1-10-14.
  • van Ee, R., van Boxtel, J., Parker, A., Alais, D. (2009). Multisensory congruency as a mechanism for attentional control over perceptual selection. The Journal of Neuroscience, 29(37), 11641-11649.
  • Cass, J., Stuit, S., Bex, P., Alais, D. (2009). Orientation bandwidths are invariant across spatiotemporal frequency after isotropic components are removed. Journal of Vision, 9(12), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Stuit, S., Cass, J., Paffen, C., Alais, D. (2009). Orientation-tuned suppression in binocular rivalry reveals general and specific components of rivalry suppression. Journal of Vision, 9(11), 17.1-15.
  • Allen, K., Alais, D., Carlile, S. (2009). Speech intelligibility reduces over distance from an attended location: Evidence for an auditory spatial gradient of attention. Attention, Perception and Psychophysics, 71(1), 164-173. [More Information]
  • Cass, J., Clifford, C., Alais, D., Spehar, B. (2009). Temporal structure of chromatic channels revealed through masking. Journal of Vision, 9(5), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Cass, J., Alais, D., Spehar, B., Bex, P. (2009). Temporal whitening: Transient noise perceptually equalizes the 1/f temporal amplitude spectrum. Journal of Vision, 9(10), 1-19. [More Information]
  • Taubert, J., Alais, D. (2009). The composite illusion requires composite face stimuli to be biologically plausible. Vision Research, 49(14), 1877-1885.
  • Apthorp, D., Alais, D. (2009). Tilt aftereffects and tilt illusions induced by fast translational motion: Evidence for motion streaks. Journal of Vision, 9(1), 27-1-27-11.

2008

  • Leung, J., Alais, D., Carlile, S. (2008). Compression of auditory space during rapid head turns. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 105(17), 6492-6497. [More Information]
  • Allen, K., Carlile, S., Alais, D. (2008). Contributions of talker characteristics and spatial location to auditory streaming. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 123(3). [More Information]
  • Cooper, J., Carlile, S., Alais, D. (2008). Distortions of auditory space during rapid head turns. Experimental Brain Research, 191(2), 209-219. [More Information]
  • Bhardwaj, R., O'Shea, R., Alais, D., Parker, A. (2008). Probing visual consciousness: Rivalry between eyes and images. Journal of Vision, 8(11), 2-1-2-13.
  • van Boxtel, J., Alais, D., van Ee, R. (2008). Retinotopic and non-retinotopic stimulus encoding in binocular rivalry and the involvement of feedback. Journal of Vision, 8(5), 17-1-17-10.
  • van Boxtel, J., Alais, D., Erkelens, C., van Ee, R. (2008). The role of temporally coarse form processing during binocular rivalry. PLoS One, 3 (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0001429)(1 (article e1429)), 1-10.

2007

  • Parker, A., Alais, D. (2007). A bias for looming stimuli to predominate in binocular rivalry. Vision Research, 47, 2661-2674.
  • Alais, D., Melcher, D. (2007). Strength and coherence of binocular rivalry depends on shared stimulus complexity. Vision Research, 47(2), 269-279.

2006

  • Paffen, C., Alais, D., Verstraten, F. (2006). Attention speeds binocular rivalry. Psychological Science, 17(9), 752-756. [More Information]
  • Burr, D., Alais, D. (2006). Chapter 14 Combining visual and auditory information. Progress in Brain Research, 155(Part 2), 243-258. [More Information]
  • Alais, D., Lorenceau, J., Arrighi, R., Cass, J. (2006). Contour interactions between pairs of Gabors engaged in binocular rivalry reveal a map of the association field. Vision Research, 46(8-9), 1473-1487. [More Information]
  • Cass, J., Alais, D. (2006). Evidence for two interacting temporal channels in human visual processing. Vision Research, 46(18), 2859-2868.
  • Alais, D., Parker, A. (2006). Independent binocular rivalry processes for motion and form. Neuron, 52(5), 911-920. [More Information]
  • Bowns, L., Alais, D. (2006). Large shifts in perceived motion direction reveal multiple global motion solutions. Vision Research, 46(8-9), 1170-1177. [More Information]
  • Arrighi, R., Alais, D., Burr, D. (2006). Perceptual synchrony of audio-visual streams for natural and artificial motion sequences. Journal of Vision, 6(3, Article 6), 260-268. [More Information]
  • Alais, D., Morrone, C., Burr, D. (2006). Separate attentional resources for vision and audition. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B Biological Sciences, 273(1592), 1339-1345.
  • Cass, J., Alais, D. (2006). The mechanisms of collinear integration. Journal of Vision, 6, 915-922.

2005

  • Alais, D. (2005). Attentional Modulation of Motion Adaptation. In Clifford, C; Rhodes, G (Eds) (Eds.), Fitting the mind to the world: Adaptation and after-effects in high-level vision, (pp. 309-337). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Paffen, C., Alais, D., Verstraten, F. (2005). Center-surround inhibition deepens binocular rivalry suppression. Vision Research, 45(20), 2642-2649. [More Information]
  • Li, D., Freeman, A., Alais, D. (2005). Contrast sensitivity of form and motion discrimination during binocular rivalry. Vision Research, 45(10), 1255-1263. [More Information]
  • Arrighi, R., Alais, D., Burr, D. (2005). Neural latencies do not explain the auditory and audio-visual flash-lag effect. Vision Research, 45(23), 2917-2925. [More Information]
  • Arrighi, R., Alais, D., Burr, D. (2005). Perceived timing of first- and second-order changes in vision and hearing. Experimental Brain Research, 166(3-4), 445-454. [More Information]
  • Alais, D., Carlile, S. (2005). Synchronizing to real events: Subjective audiovisual alignment scales with perceived auditory depth and speed of sound. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 102(6), 2244-2247. [More Information]
  • Alais, D., Verstraten, F., Burr, D. (2005). The motion aftereffect of transparent motion: Two temporal channels account for perceived direction. Vision Research, 45(4), 403-412.
  • Freeman, A., Nguyen, V., Alais, D. (2005). The nature and depth of binocular rivalry suppression. In David Alais and Randolph Blake (Eds.), Binocular Rivalry, (pp. 47-62). Cambridge Massachusetts: MIT Press.

2004

  • Alais, D., Burr, D. (2004). No direction-specific bimodal facilitation for audiovisual motion detection. Cognitive Brain Research, 19(2), 185-194. [More Information]
  • Carter, O., Pettigrew, J., Burr, D., Alais, D., Hasler, F., Vollenweider, F. (2004). Psilocybin impairs high-level but not low-level motion perception. NeuroReport, 15(12), 1947-1951.
  • Alais, D., Burr, D. (2004). The Ventriloquist Effect Results from Near-Optimal Bimodal Integration. Current Biology, 14(3), 257-262.

2003

  • Nguyen, V., Freeman, A., Alais, D. (2003). Increasing depth of binocular rivalry suppression along two visual pathways. Vision Research, 43, 2003-2008.
  • Alais, D., Burr, D. (2003). The "flash-lag" effect occurs in audition and cross-modally. Current Biology, 13(1), 59-63.

2002

  • Alais, D., Lorenceau, J. (2002). Perceptual grouping in the Ternus display: evidence for an ‘association field' in apparent motion. Vision Research, 42(8), 1005-1016.

2001

  • Lorenceau, J., Alais, D. (2001). Form constraints in motion binding. Nature Neuroscience, 4(7), 745-751.

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