Professor Jules Davidoff

Staff details

Position Professor of Psychology
Department Psychology
Email j.davidoff (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 7919 7888
Professor Jules Davidoff

Summary of research

Object recognition, colour, naming, cognitive neuropsychology

Conference Secretary Experimental Psychology Society (2002-2006)

 

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.

Publications

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

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

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

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

Article

Linnell, Karina J; Bremner, Andrew J.; Caparos, S.; Davidoff, Jules B. and De Fockert, J. W.. 2018. Urban experience alters lightness perception. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 44(1), pp. 2-6. ISSN 0096-1523

Bremner, Andrew J.; Doherty, M. J.; Caparos, S.; De Fockert, J. W.; Linnell, K. J. and Davidoff, Jules B.. 2016. Effects of culture and the urban environment on the development of the Ebbinghaus illusion. Child Development, 87(3), pp. 962-981. ISSN 0009-3920

Juttner, Martin; Wakui, Elley; Petters, Dean and Davidoff, Jules B.. 2016. Developmental Commonalities between Object and Face Recognition in Adolescence. Frontiers in Psychology, 7(385),

Linnell, Karina J; Caparos, Serge and Davidoff, Jules B.. 2014. Urbanization increases left-bias in line-bisection: An expression of elevated levels of intrinsic alertness? Frontiers in Psychology, 5(1127), pp. 1-7. ISSN 1664-1078

Jüttner, Martin; Petters, Dean; Wakui, Elley and Davidoff, Jules B.. 2014. Late development of metric part-relational processing in object recognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 40(4), pp. 1718-1734. ISSN 0096-1523

Linnell, Karina J; Caparos, Serge; De Fockert, J. W. 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

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

Caparos, S.; Linnell, Karina J; Bremner, Andrew J.; De Fockert, J. W. and Davidoff, Jules B.. 2013. Do local and global perceptual biases tell us anything about local and global selective attention? Psychological Science, 24(2), pp. 206-212. ISSN 0956-7976

Bremner, Andrew J.; Caparos, Serge and Davidoff, Jules B.. 2013. "Bouba" and "Kiki" in Namibia? A remote culture make similar shape-sound matches, but different shape-taste matches to Westerners. Cognition, 126(2), pp. 165-172. ISSN 0010-0277

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

Caparos, S.; Ahmed, L.; Bremner, Andrew J.; De Fockert, J. W.; Linnell, Karina J and Davidoff, Jules B.. 2012. Exposure to an urban environment alters the local bias of a remote culture. Cognition, 122(1), pp. 80-85. ISSN 0010-0277

Caparos, S; Ahmed, L; Bremner, Andrew J.; De Fockert, J. W.; Linnell, K. J. and Davidoff, Jules B.. 2012. Exposure to an urban environment alters the local bias of a remote culture. Cognition, 122(1), pp. 80-85.

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

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

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

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

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

Biederman, Irving; Yue, Xiaomin and Davidoff, Jules B.. 2009. Representation of Shape in Individuals From a Culture With Minimal Exposure to Regular, Simple Artifacts: Sensitivity to Nonaccidental Versus Metric Properties. Psychological Science, 20(12), pp. 1437-1442. ISSN 09567976

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

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

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

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

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

Powell, Jane H.; Letson, Susan; Davidoff, Jules B.; Valentine, Tim and Greenwood, Richard. 2008. Enhancement of face recognition learning in patients with brain injury using three cognitive training procedures. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 18(2), pp. 182-203. ISSN 0960-2011

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

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

De Fockert, J. W.; 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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