Perception of Human Movement

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We have a longstanding interest in the perception of bodies in motion, from lifting an object to a contemporary dance duet. What parts of the movement are informative and how does the brain process this information?



Todorova, G. K.; Hatton, R. E. M.; Pollick, F. E.

Correction to: Biological motion perception in autism spectrum disorder: a meta-analysis (Molecular Autism, (2019), 10, 1, (49), 10.1186/s13229-019-0299-8) Journal Article

In: Molecular Autism, vol. 12, no. 1, 2021, (cited By 0).

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Sokolov, A. A.; Zeidman, P.; Erb, M.; Pollick, F. E.; Fallgatter, A. J.; Ryvlin, P.; Friston, K. J.; Pavlova, M. A.

Brain circuits signaling the absence of emotion in body language Journal Article

In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 117, no. 34, pp. 20868-20873, 2020, (cited By 5).

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Pollick, F. E.; Vicary, S.; Noble, K.; Kim, N.; Jang, S.; Stevens, C. J.

Exploring collective experience in watching dance through intersubject correlation and functional connectivity of fMRI brain activity Journal Article

In: Progress in Brain Research, vol. 237, pp. 373-397, 2018, (cited By 6).

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Grosbras, M. -H.; Reason, M.; Tan, H.; Kay, R.; Pollick, F.

Subjective and neurophysiological perspectives on emotion perception from dance Book

2017, (cited By 0).

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Christensen, J. F.; Pollick, F. E.; Lambrechts, A.; Gomila, A.

Affective responses to dance Journal Article

In: Acta Psychologica, vol. 168, pp. 91-105, 2016, (cited By 10).

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Reason, M.; Jola, C.; Kay, R.; Reynolds, D.; Kauppi, J. -P.; Grobras, M. -H.; Tohka, J.; Pollick, F. E.

Spectators’ aesthetic experience of sound and movement in dance performance: A transdisciplinary investigation Journal Article

In: Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 42-55, 2016, (cited By 18).

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Herbec, A.; Kauppi, J. -P.; Jola, C.; Tohka, J.; Pollick, F. E.

Differences in fMRI intersubject correlation while viewing unedited and edited videos of dance performance Journal Article

In: Cortex, vol. 71, pp. 341-348, 2015, (cited By 19).

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McAleer, P.; Pollick, F. E.; Love, S. A.; Crabbe, F.; Zacks, J. M.

The role of kinematics in cortical regions for continuous human motion perception Journal Article

In: Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 307-318, 2014, (cited By 14).

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Noble, K.; Glowinski, D.; Murphy, H.; Jola, C.; McAleer, P.; Darshane, N.; Penfield, K.; Kalyanasundaram, S.; Camurri, A.; Pollick, F. E.

Event Segmentation and Biological Motion Perception in Watching Dance Journal Article

In: Art and Perception, vol. 2, no. 1-2, pp. 59-74, 2014, (cited By 15).

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Roffo, G.; Cristani, M.; Pollick, F.; Segalin, C.; Murino, V.

Statistical analysis of visual attentional patterns for video surveillance Journal Article

In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 8259 LNCS, no. PART 2, pp. 520-527, 2013, (cited By 1).

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Jola, C.; McAleer, P. M.; Grosbras, M. -H.; Love, S. A.; Morison, G.; Pollick, F. E.

Uni-and multisensory brain areas are synchronised across spectators when watching unedited dance recordings Journal Article

In: i-Perception, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 265-284, 2013, (cited By 34).

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Pollick, F. E.; Jola, C.; Petrini, K.; McKay, L. S.; McAleer, P.; Jang, S. H.; MacLeod, C.; Simmons, D. R.

Experience and the Perception of Biological Motion Book

2013, (cited By 5).

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Grosbras, M. -H.; Tan, H.; Pollick, F.

Dance and emotion in posterior parietal cortex: A low-frequency rTMS study Journal Article

In: Brain Stimulation, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 130-136, 2012, (cited By 23).

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Jola, C.; Abedian-Amiri, A.; Kuppuswamy, A.; Pollick, F. E.; Grosbras, M. -H.

Motor simulation without motor expertise: Enhanced corticospinal excitability in visually experienced dance spectators Journal Article

In: PLoS ONE, vol. 7, no. 3, 2012, (cited By 74).

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Johnson, K. L.; McKay, L. S.; Pollick, F. E.

He throws like a girl (but only when he’s sad): Emotion affects sex-decoding of biological motion displays Journal Article

In: Cognition, vol. 119, no. 2, pp. 265-280, 2011, (cited By 47).

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Jang, S. H.; Pollick, F. E.

Experience influences brain mechanisms of watching dance Journal Article

In: Dance Research, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 352-377, 2011, (cited By 15).

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Jola, C.; Pollick, F. E.; Grosbras, M. H.

Arousal decrease in sleeping beauty: Audiences’ neurophysiological correlates to watching a narrative dance performance of two-and-a-half hours Journal Article

In: Dance Research, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 378-403, 2011, (cited By 21).

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McAleer, P.; Kay, J. W.; Pollick, F. E.; Rutherford, M. D.

Intention perception in high functioning people with autism spectrum disorders using animacy displays derived from human actions Journal Article

In: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, vol. 41, no. 8, pp. 1053-1063, 2011, (cited By 13).

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Johnson, K. L.; Pollick, F. E.; McKay, L. S.

Social Constraints on the Visual Perception of Biological Motion Book

2011, (cited By 2).

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McKay, L. S.; Simmons, D. R.; McAleer, P.; Pollick, F. E.

Contribution of configural information in a direction discrimination task: Evidence using a novel masking paradigm Journal Article

In: Vision Research, vol. 49, no. 20, pp. 2503-2508, 2009, (cited By 9).

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Vangeneugden, J.; Pollick, F.; Vogels, R.

Functional differentiation of macaque visual temporal cortical neurons using a parametric action space Journal Article

In: Cerebral Cortex, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 593-611, 2009, (cited By 77).

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Pollick, F. E.; Maoz, U.; Handzel, A. A.; Giblin, P. J.; Sapiro, G.; Flash, T.

Three-dimensional arm movements at constant equi-affine speed Journal Article

In: Cortex, vol. 45, no. 3, pp. 325-339, 2009, (cited By 30).

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McAleer, P.; Pollick, F. E.

Understanding intention from minimal displays of human activity Journal Article

In: Behavior Research Methods, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 830-839, 2008, (cited By 17).

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Pollick, F. E.; Paterson, H.

Movement Style, Movement Features, and the Recognition of Affect from Human Movement Book

2008, (cited By 2).

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Lestou, V.; Pollick, F. E.; Kourtzi, Z.

Neural substrates for action understanding at different description levels in the human brain Journal Article

In: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 324-341, 2008, (cited By 68).

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Yingliang, M. A.; Paterson, H. M.; Pollick, F. E.

A motion capture library for the study of identity, gender, and emotion perception from biological motion Journal Article

In: Behavior Research Methods, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 134-141, 2006, (cited By 117).

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Ma, Y.; Pollick, F. E.; Turner, M.

A statistical approach to gait recognition and verification by using cyclograms Conference

no. 2005-10882, 2005, (cited By 1).

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Pollick, F. E.; Kay, J. W.; Heim, K.; Stringer, R.

Gender recognition from point-light walkers Journal Article

In: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, vol. 31, no. 6, pp. 1247-1265, 2005, (cited By 156).

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Macfarlane, L.; Kulka, I.; Pollick, F. E.

The representation of affect revealed by butoh dance Journal Article

In: Psychologia, vol. 47, no. 2, pp. 96-103, 2004, (cited By 6).

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Pollick, F. E.

The features people use to recognize human movement style Conference

vol. 2915, 2004, (cited By 13).

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Pollick, F. E.; Hill, H.; Calder, A.; Paterson, H.

Recognising facial expression from spatially and temporally modified movements Journal Article

In: Perception, vol. 32, no. 7, pp. 813-826, 2003, (cited By 57).

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Cho, S. -B.; Pollick, F. E.

Toward person authentication with point light display using neural network ensembles Journal Article

In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 2688, pp. 878-885, 2003, (cited By 2).

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Pollick, F. E.; Lestou, V.; Ryu, J.; Cho, S. -B.

Estimating the efficiency of recognizing gender and affect from biological motion Journal Article

In: Vision Research, vol. 42, no. 20, pp. 2345-2355, 2002, (cited By 92).

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Green, P. R.; Pollick, F. E.

Recognising actions Journal Article

In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 106-107, 2002, (cited By 0).

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Pollick, F. E.; Fidopiastis, C.; Braden, V.

Recognising the style of spatially exaggerated tennis serves Journal Article

In: Perception, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 323-338, 2001, (cited By 62).

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Pollick, F. E.; Paterson, H. M.; Bruderlin, A.; Sanford, A. J.

Perceiving affect from arm movement Journal Article

In: Cognition, vol. 82, no. 2, pp. B51-B61, 2001, (cited By 415).

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Hill, H.; Pollick, F. E.

Exaggerating temporal differences enhances recognition of individuals from point light displays Journal Article

In: Psychological Science, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 223-228, 2000, (cited By 102).

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