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Dr Kim Curby

BSc UOW, MA VANDY, PhD VANDY.

Kim Curby

Associate Investigator

Contact Details

Phone : +61 2 9850 4153
email : kim.curby@mq.edu.au

External Address

Department of Psychology
Macquarie University

Recent External Appointments

  • Consulting Editor, Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. (2014 continuing)
  • Editorial Board, Psychological Science. (2011 - 2013)
  • Review Editor, Frontiers in Cognitive Science. (2010 continuing)

External Memberships

  • Vision Sciences Society
  • Association of Psychological Science (APS)
  • Psychonomic Society

Awards

  • Vanderbilt University William F. Hodges Award (2003), Curby, K.M.

Recent Grants Awarded

  • ARC Linkage Project Grant [LP160101803] (2017 - 2019) "Enhancing lifeguard performance: A multidisciplinary approach." Griffin, B., Wiggins, M., Rich, A., Curby, K., Taylor, M., Olsen, K., Kavakli, M., & Giacomelli, L. ($280,000)
  • Macquarie University Strategic Infrastructure Scheme (2017) "Magnetic resonance-compatible experimental equipment." Wardle, S., Seymour, K., Woolgar, A., Zopf, R., Rich, A., Curby, K., Yang, J., Williams, M., & Pardey, M. ($50,997)
  • Macquarie University Faculty of Human Sciences Equipment Grant (2014) "Ultrasound probes and head-fixations for functional Transcranial Doppler Sonography." Badcock, N.A., Avolio, A., McMahon, C., & Curby, K. ($9,983)
  • Macquarie University Strategic Infrastructure Scheme (2014) "Virtual reality dome system." Loveday, T., Crane, M., Thompson, W., Hellman, A., Brooks, K., Curby, K., Kavalki-Thorne, M., & Wiggins, M. ($106,000)
  • Macquarie University Faculty of Human Sciences Research Centre Scheme (2014 - 2017) "Perception in Action Research Centre (PARC)" Rich, A., Finkbeiner, M., Williams, M., Carlson, T., Sowman, P., Brooks, K., Coltheart, V., Curby, K., & Stevenson, R.J. ($30,000)
  • ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) [DE130100969] (2013 - 2016) "The impact of expertise on visual processing: Assessment of a new model." Curby, K.M. ($375,000)
  • Macquarie University Faculty Equipment Grant (2013) 'Psychophysiological equipment for emotional and cue reactivity assessment." Norberg, M. & Curby, K.M. ($9,841)
  • Macquarie University Strategic Infrastructure Scheme Grant (2013) "Magnetic resonance-compatible integrated audio-visual stimulus delivery system." Seymour, K., Woolgar, A., Rich, A.N., Williams, M.A., McMahon, C., Demuth, K., Magnussen, J., Carlson, T., Curby, K., & Zopf, R. ($40,621)
  • Macquarie University Strategic Infrastructure Scheme (2013) "Driving simulators." Thompson, W., Irwin, J., Chekaluk, E., Curby, K., Tent, J., Lionel Howitt, R., Dowling, R., Batchelor, J., Warbuton, W., Brooks, K., Dean, C., Jones, M., & Wiggins, M. ($200,000)
  • Macquarie University Research Development Grant (2012 - 2014) "Skilled decoding of dynamic faces: Interactions between perception, action, and emotion." Curby, K.M., & Thompson, W. ($47,256)

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

  • Curby, K.M., & Rossion, B. (2010). Competition between face and non-face domains of expertise. In D. Bub, M.J. Tarr & I. Gauthier (Eds.), Perceptual expertise: Bridging brain and behavior (pp. 245-270). New York: Oxford University Press, Inc.
  • Curby, K.M., Willenbockel, V., Tanaka, J., & Schultz, R.T. (2010). Face processing in autism: Insights from the perceptual expertise framework. In D. Bub, M.J. Tarr & I. Gauthier (Eds.), Perceptual expertise: Bridging brain and behavior (pp. 139-166). New York: Oxford University Press, Inc.

Periodicals

  • Blacker, K.J., & Curby, K.M. (2016). The attentional blink is attenuated for objects of expertise. Visual Cognition, 24(2), 132-140. doi:10.1080/13506285.2016.1200701
  • Curby, K.M., & Entenman, R. (2016). Framing faces: Frame alignment impacts holistic face. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 78(8), 2569-2578. doi:10.3758/s13414-016-1194-4
  • Curby, K.M., Entenman, R., & Fleming, J. (2016). Experience-dependent grouping modulates holistic face perception. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 78(5), 1392-1404.
  • Dickerson, E., Babaian, C., Curby, K.M., Hershey, B., Faro, S.H., & Mohamed, F.B. (2015). A functional MRI (fMRI) study showing neuroanatomical correlates of medical image interpretation and effects of art instruction on visuo-spatial skills in medical education. Quarterly Journal of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS-Educator), 19(2), 10-18.
  • Blacker, K.J., Curby, K.M., Klubosicky, E., & Chein, J.M. (2014). The effects of action video game training on visual short-term memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 40(5), 1992-2004. [Link]
  • Curby, K.M., & Gauthier, I. (2014). Interference between face and non-face domains of perceptual expertise: A replication and extension. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 955. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00955
  • Blacker, K., & Curby, K.M. (2013). Enhanced visual short-term memory in action video game players. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 75(6), 1128-1136. doi:10.3758/s13414-013-0487-0
  • Collins, J.A., & Curby, K.M. (2013). Conceptual knowledge attenuates viewpoint dependency in visual object recognition. Visual Cognition, 21(8), 945-960.
  • Curby, K.M., Goldstein, R.R., & Blacker, K. (2013). Disrupting perceptual grouping of face parts impairs holistic face processing. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 75(1), 83-91. doi:10.3758/s13414-012-0386-9
  • Curby, K.M., Johnson, K., & Tyson, A. (2012). Face to face with emotion: Holistic face processing is modulated by emotional state. Cognition and Emotion, 26(1), 93-102. doi:10.1080/02699931.2011.555752
  • Herrington, J.D., Taylor, J., Grupe, D., Curby, K.M, & Schultz, R.T. (2011). Bidirectional communication between amygdala and fusiform gyrus during facial recognition. Neuroimage, 56(4), 2348-55. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.03.072
  • Blacker, K.J., & Curby, K.M. (2010). Perceptual expertise attenuates the attentional blink. Visual Cognition, 18(10), 1494-1498.
  • Curby, K.M., & Gauthier, I. (2010). To the trained eye: Expertise alters visual processing. Topics in Cognitive Science, 2(2), 189-201. doi:10.1111/j.1756-8765.2009.01058.x
  • Holden, M.P., Curby, K.M., Newcombe, N., & Shipley, T.F. (2010). A category adjustment approach to memory for spatial location in natural scenes. Journal of Experimental Psyhology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 36(3), 590-604. doi:10.1037/a0019293
  • Curby, K.M., & Gauthier, I. (2009). The temporal advantage for individuating objects of expertise: Perceptual expertise is an early riser. Journal of Vision, 9(6), 7. doi:10.1167/9.6.7
  • Curby, K.M., Glazek, K., & Gauthier. I. (2009). A visual short-term memory advantage for objects of expertise. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 35(1), 94-107. doi:10.1037/0096-1523.35.1.94
  • Curby, K.M., & Gauthier. I. (2007). A visual short-term memory advantage for faces. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 14(4), 620-628.
  • Gauthier, I., & Curby, K.M. (2005). A perceptual traffic-jam on Highway N170: Interference between face and car expertise. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 14(1), 30-33. doi:10.1111/j.0963-7214.2005.00329.x
  • Gauthier, I., Curby, K.M., Skudlarski, P., & Epstein, R. (2005). Activity in the human fusiform gyrus reflects separate spatial frequency channels. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 5(2), 222-234.
  • Curby, K.M., Hayward, W.G., & Gauthier, I. (2004). Laterality effects in the recognition of depth-rotated novel objects. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 4(1), 100-111.
  • Gauthier, I., Curran, T., Curby, K.M., & Collins, D. (2003). Perceptual interference supports a non-modular account of face processing. Nature Neuroscience, 6(4), 428-432. doi:10.1038/nn1029
  • Gauthier, I., James, T.W., Curby, K.M., & Tarr, M.J. (2003). The influence of conceptual knowledge on visual discrimination. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 20(3-6), 507-523. doi:10.1080/02643290244000275

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Curby, K. (2017, April). Building an understanding of holistic perception from domain-general object perception mechanisms. Paper presented at the Inaugural Annual Workshop of the Centre for Elite Performance, Expertise and Training, Macquarie University.
  • Sivananthan, T., de Lissa, P., & Curby, K. (2017, April). The influence of contextual colour sues on face emotion judgements. Paper presented at the 44th Annual Conference of Australasian Society of Experimental Psychology (EPC17), Shoal Bay.
  • Curby, K. (2016, October). The face of expertise: Insights into visual expertise from studies of face perception. Paper presented at the Inaugural Annual Conference of the Centre for Elite Performance, Expertise and Training, Macquarie University.
  • Blacker, K.J., Curby, K.M., Klubosicky, E., & Chein, J.M. (2013, November). The effects of action video game training on visual short-term memory. Poster session presented at the 21st Annual Workshop on Object Perception, Attention, and Memory, Toronto, Canada.
  • Curby, K.M., Entenman, R., & Fleming, J. (2013, November). Holistic face perception is modulated by experience-dependent grouping. Poster session presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Toronto, Canada.
  • Curby, K.M. (2013, September). Skilled perception: Contributions from emotion, knowledge, and perceptual strategy. Invited colloquium at the Department of Psychology Colloquium Series, UNSW, Sydney.
  • Collins, J., Blacker, K., & Curby, K.M. (2013, May). Learned emotional associations influence visual processing, eventually. Poster session presented at the 13th Annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, USA.
  • Curby, K.M., Entenman, R., & Fleming, J. (2013, May). Experience-dependent grouping modulates holistic face perception. Poster session presented at the 13th Annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, USA.
  • Curby, K.M. (2012, December). Skilled perception. Invited colloquium at the Skills and Expertise Workshop: Perspectives from Philosophy, Psychology and Education, Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Sydney.
  • Blacker, K.J., & Curby, K.M. (2012, November). Impaired proactive cognitive control in action video game players. Poster session presented at the 20th Annual Workshop on Object Perception, Attention, and Memory, Minneapolis, USA.
  • Curby, K.M. (2012, October). Skilled perception: Contributions from emotion, knowledge, and perceptual strategy. Invited colloquium at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Seminar Series, Sydney.
  • Blacker, K.J., & Curby, K.M. (2011, November). Enhanced visual short-term memory in action video game players. Poster session presented at the 19th Annual Workshop on Object Perception, Attention, and Memory, Seattle, USA.
  • Collins, J.A., Blacker, K.J., & Curby, K. (2011, November). Learned emotional associations and the attentional blink. Poster session presented at the 19th Annual Workshop on Object Perception, Attention, and Memory, Seattle, USA.
  • Curby, K.M. (2011, November). Skilled perception: Contributions from emotion, knowledge, and perceptual strategy. Invited colloquium at the University of Sydney, Sydney.
  • Curby, K.M., Goldstein, R., & Blacker, K. (2011, November). Contextual grouping cues modulate holistic face perception. Paper presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Seattle, USA.
  • Curby, K.M. (2011, July). Interacting factors underlying skilled perception. Invited colloquium at the University of Western Sydney, Sydney.
  • Curby, K.M. (2011, May). Contextual grouping cues modulate holistic face perception. Poster session presented at the 11th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, USA.
  • Blacker, K.J., & Curby, K.M. (2010, November). Perceptual expertise attenuates the attentional blink. Paper presented at the 18th Annual Workshop on Object Perception, Attention, and Memory, St Louis, USA.
  • Collins, J., & Curby, K.M. (2010, November). Attentional disengagement from stimuli with learned emotional associations. Poster session presented at the 18th Annual Workshop on Object Perception, Attention, and Memory, St Louis, USA.
  • Curby, K.M. (2010, August). Probing perceptual and emotional contributions to face perception Invited colloquium at the Visual Cognition Series, University of Sydney, Sydney.
  • Curby, K.M., Riley, M., Grupe, D.W., Hunyadi, E.T., & Schultz, R.T. (2010, May). Abnormal fusiform gyrus response to low but not high spatial frequency face information in autism. Paper presented at the 9th Annual International Meeting For Autism Research (IMFAR), Missouri, USA.
  • Curby, K.M. (2010, February). Probing perceptual and emotional contributions to face perception. Invited colloquium at the Neuropsychology Seminar Series, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.
  • Curby, K.M., & Schultz, R.T. (2009, November). High spatial frequency information contributes to hallmarks of face-specific processes. Poster session presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, USA.
  • Curby, K.M., Johnson, K., & Tyson, A. (2009, May). Perceptual expertise has an emotional side: Holistic face processing is modulated by observers' emotional state. Poster session presented at the 9th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, USA.
  • Curby, K.M. (2009, March). Bridging visual cognitive research and autism. Invited colloquium at the Distinguished Lecture Series, University of Pennsylvania and Childrenís Hospital of Philadelphia Center for Autism Research, Philadelphia, USA.
  • Curby, K.M., & Smith, S.D. (2008, November). Effect of emotional expression on VSTM for faces: A matter of time. Paper presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, USA.
  • Curby, K.M. (2008, October). Higher order visual perception and its neural correlates: Insights from normal and abnormal perceptual expertise. Invited colloquium at the Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA.
  • Curby, K.M., & Smith, S.D. (2008, May). Facing fear: The effect of emotional expression of visual short-term memory for faces. Poster session presented at the 8th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, USA.
  • Most S.B., Wang, L., Engelhardt, D., & Curby, K.M. (2008, May). Selective effects of emotion on visual short-term memory. Poster session presented at the 8th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, USA.
  • Curby, K.M. (2007, May). Face-selectivity in ASD: A matter of tuning to the right (spatial) frequency? Invited colloquium at the Autism Science Meeting, Yale Child Study Center, New Haven, USA.
  • Curby, K.M. (2007, February). To the trained eye: Expertise alters visual processing. Invited colloquium at the Department of Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA.
  • Curby, K.M. (2007, February). To the trained eye: Expertise alters visual processing. Invited colloquium at the Cognition Colloquium Series, Department of Psychology, University of Delaware, Newark, USA.
  • Curby, K.M. (2006, September). Perceptual expertise increases visual short-term memory capacity. Invited colloquium at the Current Work in Cognition Series, Department of Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, USA.
  • Curby, K.M., & Gauthier, I. (2006, January). The time-course of expert and novice visual object encoding. Paper presented at the 6th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Sarasota, USA.
  • Curby, K.M., & Gauthier, I. (2005, May). Dissociating visual short-term memory and perceptual capacity for faces and objects. Poster session presented at the 5th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Sarasota, USA.
  • Curby, K.M. (2004, October). Face-selective fusiform activation in Asperger Syndrome: A matter of tuning to the right (spatial) frequency. Invited colloquium at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and the Center on Child Development Grand Rounds, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA.
  • Curby, K.M., Schyns, P., Gosselin. F., & Gauthier, I. (2004, July). Face-selective fusiform activation in Aspergerís Syndrome: A matter of tuning to the right (spatial) frequency. Poster session presented at the 22nd Attention & Performance Meeting, Denver, USA.
  • Curby, K.M., & Gauthier, I. (2004, June). Capacity limitations in category selective areas. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of The Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), Budapest, Hungary.
  • Curby, K.M. (2003, May). Visual expertise: What can cognitive neuroscientists learn from surgical pathologists? Invited colloquium at the Surgical Pathology Grand Rounds, Department of Pathology, University of New Mexico Medical School, Albuquerque, USA.
  • Curby, K.M., Schyns, P., Gosselin. F., & Gauthier, I. (2003, May). Spatial frequency use in Aspergerís syndrome. Poster session presented at the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Vision Science Society, Sarasota, USA.
  • Gauthier, I., Curran, T., Curby, K.M., & Collins, D. (2003, March). Perceptual interference evidence for a non-modular account of face processing. Poster session presented at the 10th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, New York, USA.
  • Curby, K.M., Hayward, W.G., & Gauthier, I. (2002, November). Left-hemisphere viewpoint-independent recognition depends on semantic information. Poster session presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Kansas City, USA.
  • Curby, K.M., & Gauthier, I. (2002, June). Face-selectivity in the fusiform gyrus to highpass but not unfiltered images in a person with Aspergerís syndrome. Poster session presented at the 8th International Conference on Functional Mapping of the Human Brain, Sendai, Japan.
  • Curby, K.M., & Gauthier, I. (2001, November). Interference between car and face expertise. Paper presented at the 9th Annual Workshop on Object Perception, Attention, and Memory, Orlando, USA.

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