Department of Psychology

Professor Jules Davidoff

Position held:
Professor of Psychology, Director of the Centre for Cognition, Computation and Culture (CCCC)

Phone:
+44 (0)20 7919 7888

Fax:
+44 (0)20 7078 5145

Email:
j.davidoff (@gold.ac.uk)

Address:
St James's Hall 2.1.03,
Psychology Department,
Goldsmiths, University of London,
New Cross, SE14 6NW

Summary of research

Object recognition, colour, naming, cognitive neuropsychology

Conference Secretary Experimental Psychology Society (2002-2006)

Academic qualifications

BSc PhD DSc CPsychol FBPsS

Grants & awards

Davidoff, J.Major Research Fellowship. Leverhulme Trust. £60,000. Oct. 2003 - Oct. 2005.

Davidoff, J., Co-Principal Investigator with Dr J. Fagot, CNRS Marseilles. Categorical Perception and its role in the evolution of language. European Science Foundation. £37,000. (2003 – 2005).

Davidoff, J., Davies, I. de Haan, M. & Roberson, D. (Partners: CNRS Marseilles, CNR Rome, University of Portsmouth, University of Lund and Max Planck EVA Leipzig). Stages in the evolution and development of sign use. 6th Framework EC call on “What it means to be human”. €1.5 Million.

Davidoff, J. Colour categorisation in infants. ESRC. £41,250. (2002 – 2003).

Davidoff, J. with Davies, I. Corbett, G. & Roberson, D. A developmental and cross-cultural analysis of colour categorisation. ESRC. £198,763. (1999 – 2002).

Davidoff, J. Research into Immersive Television. Independent Television Commission. £386,230. (1999 - 2002).

Davidoff, J. Postgraduate Scholarship in Immersive Television. Independent Television Commission. £24,000. (1999 – 2002).

Principal investigator for:

"A local bias in attention" ESRC. £507,620 (FEC). 2009-2012.

Stages in the evolution and development of sign use (SEDSU). Application in the 6th Framework EU call on “What it means to be human”.  Total award €1.5 Million. Partners: CNRS Marseilles, CNR Rome, University of Portsmouth, University of Lund and Max Planck EVA Leipzig. (ends April 2008).

The Development of Object Recognition into Adolescence: ESRC with Aston University. £515,391 (FEC). 2007-2010.

A developmental and cross-cultural analysis of colour categorisation: ESRC with Prof I.Davies (Surrey), Prof, G.Corbett (Surrey)& Dr D.Roberson (Essex) £198,763 1999-2002

Immediate Media for Televised Events: Independent Television Commission £386,230, 1999-2002.

Multiple Brain Systems and the Rehabilitation of Face Recognition: McDonnell Foundation: $59,760 1998-2000.

The Application of Psychological Evaluation to Systems and Technologies in Remote Imaging and Entertainment Services (TAPESTRIES): European Union: (with Prof D. Pearson and Prof M. Ghanbari) £470,324 1996-1998

Research interests

I am concerned with the mental representation of objects. My primary concern is to clarify the relationship between the stored (memory) knowledge concerning objects and their recognition, categorisation and nameability. The role of colour was addressed in my text Cognition through Color published by MIT Press (1991) and has been extended in current research. Working in cultures (Papua New Guinea and Namibia) with minimal colour lexicons we are studying the effects on the way speakers of the language perceive, categorise and remember colours. The issue is being addressed with infants with further funding from the ESRC and with monkeys in collaborative research with the CNRS Marseilles. Neuropsychological investigations have also played an important part of my research in object recognition and current work investigates difficulties in face and object recognition that result from brain damage.

Selected publications

Number of items: 50.

Article

Linnell, Karina J, Caparos, Serge, Fockert, Jan W. de and Davidoff, Jules B.. 2013. Urbanization decreases attentional engagement. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 39(5), pp. 1232-1247. ISSN 0096-1523 [Article]

Davidoff, Jules B., Wakui, Elley, Jüttner, Martin, Petters, Dean, Kaur, Surinder and Hummel, John E.. 2013. Earlier Development of Analytical than Holistic Object Recognition in Adolescence. PLoS ONE, 8(4), e61041. ISSN 1932-6203 [Article]

Juttner, M., Wakui, E., Petters, D., Kaur, S. and Davidoff, Jules B.. 2013. Developmental trajectories of part-based and configural object recognition in adolescence. Developmental Psychology, 49(1), pp. 161-176. ISSN 0012-1649 [Article]

Fockert, Jan W. de, Caparos, S., Linnell, Karina J and Davidoff, Jules B.. 2011. Reduced Distractibility in a Remote Culture. PLoS ONE, 6(10), e26337. ISSN 1932-6203 [Article]

Goldstein, Julie and Davidoff, Jules B.. 2010. Categorical perception of animal patterns. British Journal of Psychology, 99(2), pp. 229-243. ISSN 00071269 [Article]

Davidoff, Jules B. and Fagot, J.. 2010. Cross-­species Assessment of the Linguistic Origins of Colour Categories. Comparative Cognition and Behavior Reviews, 5, pp. 100-116. ISSN 1911-4745 [Article]

Lescroart, Mark, Biederman, Irving, Yue, Xiaomin and Davidoff, Jules B.. 2010. A cross-cultural study of the representation of shape: Sensitivity to generalized cone dimensions. Visual Cognition, 18(1), pp. 50-66. ISSN 1350-6285 [Article]

Goldstein, Julie, Davidoff, Jules B. and Roberson, Debi. 2009. Knowing color terms enhances recognition: Further evidence from English and Himba. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 102(2), pp. 219-238. ISSN 00220965 [Article]

Warrington, Elizabeth, Davidoff, Jules B., Humphreys, Glyn W., Riddoch, M. Jane and Milner, A. David. 2009. Multiple representations for perceptual categorization. Comments on Warrington and Taylor’s 1978 paper. Perception, 38(6), 933 -947. ISSN 0301-0066 [Article]

Davidoff, Jules B., Goldstein, Julie and Roberson, Debi. 2009. Nature versus nurture: The simple contrast. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 102(2), pp. 246-250. ISSN 00220965 [Article]

Warrington, Elizabeth, Davidoff, Jules B., Humphreys, Glyn W., Riddoch, M. Jane and Milner, A. David. 2009. Warrington and Taylor’s 1978 paper. Perception, 38(6), pp. 933-947. ISSN 0301-0066 [Article]

Davidoff, Jules B., Fonteneau, Elisabeth and Fagot, J.. 2008. Local and global processing. Observations from a remote culture. Cognition, 108(3), pp. 702-709. ISSN 00100277 [Article]

Angeli, Adriana, Davidoff, Jules B. and Valentine, Tim . 2008. Face familiarity, distinctiveness, and categorical perception. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 61(5), pp. 690-707. ISSN 1747-0218 [Article]

Davidoff, Jules B., Fonteneau, Elisabeth and Goldstein, Julie. 2008. Cultural Differences in Perception: Observations from a Remote Culture. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 8(3), pp. 189-209. ISSN 15677095 [Article]

Fonteneau, Elisabeth and Davidoff, Jules B.. 2007. Neural correlates of colour categories. NeuroReport, 18(13), pp. 1323-1327. ISSN 0959-4965 [Article]

Fockert, Jan W. de, Davidoff, Jules B., Fagot, J. and Goldstein, J.. 2007. More Accurate Size Contrast Judgments in the Ebbinghaus Illusion by a Remote Culture. Journal of Experimental Psychology Human Perception and Performance, 33(3), pp. 738-742. ISSN 00961523 [Article]

Thoma, Volker, Davidoff, Jules B. and Hummel, John. 2007. Priming of plane-rotated objects depends on attention and view familiarity. Visual Cognition, 15(2), pp. 179-210. ISSN 1350-6285 [Article]

Davidoff, Jules B.. 2006. Color terms and color concepts. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 94(4), pp. 334-338. ISSN 00220965 [Article]

Pickering, Alan, Davidoff, Jules B., Fagot, J. and Goldstein, J.. 2006. Cross-species differences in color categorization. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 13(2), pp. 275-280. ISSN 10699384 [Article]

Valentine, Tim , Powell, Jane H., Davidoff, Jules B., Letson, Susan and Greenwood, Richard. 2006. Prevalence and correlates of face recognition impairments after acquired brain injury. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 16(3), pp. 272-297. ISSN 0960-2011 [Article]

Thoma, Volker and Davidoff, Jules B.. 2006. Priming of Depth-Rotated Objects Depends on Attention and Part Changes. Experimental Psychology (formerly "Zeitschrift für Experimentelle Psychologie"), 53(1), pp. 31-47. ISSN 1618-3169 [Article]

Davidoff, Jules B.. 2005. Two types of thought: Evidence from aphasia. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 28(1), pp. 20-21. ISSN 0140-525X [Article]

Roberson, Debi, Davidoff, Jules B., Davies, Ian R. L. and Shapiro, Laura R.. 2005. Color categories: Evidence for the cultural relativity hypothesis. Cognitive Psychology, 50(4), pp. 378-411. ISSN 00100285 [Article]

Davidoff, Jules B. and Luzzatti, Claudio. 2005. Language impairment and colour categories. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 28(04), pp. 494-495. ISSN 0140-525X [Article]

Davidoff, Jules B., Hummel, J. and Thoma, V.. 2004. Evidence for holistic representations of ignored images and analytic representations of attended images. Journal of Experimental Psychology Human Perception and Performance, 30(2), pp. 257-267. ISSN 00961523 [Article]

Davidoff, Jules B. and Roberson, Debi. 2004. Preserved thematic and impaired taxonomic categorisation: a case study. Language and Cognitive Processes, 19(1), pp. 137-174. ISSN 0169-0965 [Article]

Davidoff, Jules B.. 2004. Coloured thinking. The Psychologist, 17(10), pp. 570-572. [Article]

Kremin, Helgard, Akhutina, Tanya, Basso, Anna, Davidoff, Jules B., De Wilde, Martine, Kitzing, Peter, Lorenz, Antje, Perrier, Daniele, van der Sandt-Koenderman, Mieke, Vendrell, Josep and Weniger, Dorothea. 2003. A cross-linguistic data bank for oral picture naming in Dutch, English, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish (PEDOI). Brain and Cognition, 53(2), pp. 243-246. ISSN 02782626 [Article]

Davidoff, Jules B. and Roberson, Debi. 2002. Development of animal recognition: a difference between parts and wholes. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 81(3), pp. 217-234. ISSN 00220965 [Article]

Davidoff, Jules B., Davies, I., Roberson, D. and Shapiro, L.. 2002. The development of color categories in two languages: a longitudinal study. Journal of Experimental Psychology General, 133(4), pp. 554-571. ISSN 00963445 [Article]

Roberson, Debi, Davidoff, Jules B. and Shapiro, Laura. 2002. Squaring the Circle: The Cultural Relativity of 'Good' Shape. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 2(1), pp. 29-51. ISSN 15677095 [Article]

Davidoff, Jules B.. 2001. Language and perceptual categorisation. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 5(9), pp. 382-387. ISSN 13646613 [Article]

Lessiter, Jane, Freeman, Jonathan, Davidoff, Jules B. and Keogh, Edmund. 2001. A Cross-Media Presence Questionnaire: The ITC-Sense of Presence Inventory. Presence Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 10(3), pp. 282-297. ISSN 10547460 [Article]

Davidoff, Jules B.. 2001. Category-specific deficits: Will a simpler model do? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 24(3), pp. 481-482. ISSN 0140-525X [Article]

Davidoff, Jules B. and Warrington, Elizabeth K.. 2001. A particular difficulty in discriminating between mirror images. Neuropsychologia, 39(10), pp. 1022-1036. ISSN 00283932 [Article]

Warrington, Elizabeth K. and Davidoff, Jules B.. 2000. Failure at object identification improves mirror image matching. Neuropsychologia, 38(9), pp. 1229-1234. ISSN 00283932 [Article]

Donnelly, Nick and Davidoff, Jules B.. 1999. The Mental Representations of Faces and Houses: Issues Concerning Parts and Wholes. Visual Cognition, 6(3), pp. 319-343. ISSN 1350-6285 [Article]

Roberson, Debi, Davidoff, Jules B. and Braisby, Nick. 1999. Similarity and categorisation: neuropsychological evidence for a dissociation in explicit categorisation tasks. Cognition, 71(1), pp. 1-42. ISSN 00100277 [Article]

Davidoff, Jules B. and Warrington, Elizabeth K.. 1999. The bare bones of object recognition: implications from a case of object recognition impairment. Neuropsychologia, 37(3), pp. 279-292. ISSN 00283932 [Article]

Davidoff, Jules B., Walsh, Vincent and Wagemans, Johan. 1997. Higher-level cortical processing of colour. Acta Psychologica, 97(1), pp. 1-6. ISSN 00016918 [Article]

Abu El-Ela, Fawzy F., Davidoff, Jules B. and Masterson, Jackie. 1996. The development of picture naming: Differences between verbs and nouns. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 9(2), pp. 69-83. ISSN 09116044 [Article]

Book Section

Roberson, Debi, Davidoff, Jules B., Davies, Ian and Shapiro, L.. 2006. Colour categories and category acquisition in Himba and English. In: Nicola Pitchford and Carole P. Biggam, eds. Progress in Colour Studies. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, pp. 159-172. ISBN 9027232407 [Book Section]

Kentridge, Robert, Heywood, Charles and Davidoff, Jules B.. 2002. Color Perception. In: Michael A. Arbib, ed. The Handbook of Brain Theory and Neural Networks. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp. 230-233. ISBN 978-0-262-01197-6 [Book Section]

Roberson, Debi, Davies, Ian and Davidoff, Jules B.. 2002. Color categories are not universal: replications and new evidence. In: Barbara Saunders and Jaap van Brakel, eds. Theories, Technologies, Instrumentalities of Color: Anthropological and Historiographic Perspectives. Langham, MD: University Press of America, pp. 25-35. ISBN 978-0-7618-2265-3 [Book Section]

Davidoff, Jules B.. 2002. Language forms the internal color space. In: Barbara Saunders and Jaap van Brakel, eds. Theories, Technologies, Instrumentalities of Color: Anthropological and Historiographic Perspectives. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, pp. 281-288. ISBN 978-0761822653 [Book Section]

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