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Professor Anthony (Mike) Burton

BSc UNOT, PhD UNOT, CPsych .

Associate Investigator

Contact Details

Phone : +44 1904 323140
email : mike.burton@york.ac.uk
Homepage : http://www.york.ac.uk/psychology/staff/faculty/mikeburton/
ORCID : http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2035-2084

External Address

Department of Psychology
University of York, UK

Profile

My primary research interest is in cognitive psychology, and particularly face recognition. I have a secondary interest in learning without awareness, which is a development of my early postdoctoral work in Artificial Intelligence.

Recent External Appointments

  • Panel Member for 'Psychology, Psychiatry & Neuroscience', UK Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF2014). (2014)
  • Editor, Special Issue, British Journal of Psychology: "Person Perception 25 years after Bruce and Young (1986)". (2011)
  • Associate Editor, Perception. (2009 continuing)

External Memberships

  • Member, Psychology, Psychiatry & Neuroscience panel for REF2014
  • Member, European Science Foundation panel for Collaborative Research Projects (ECRP)
  • College Member, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
  • Member, The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Awards

  • 2017 Best Article Award in Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications (CRPI) (2017), White, D., Sutherland, C., & Burton, A. Paper title: "Choosing face: The curse of self in profile image selection."
  • Mid-Career Award of the Experimental Psychology Society (2012), Burton, A.M.
  • Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE) (2006), Burton, A.M.
  • Cognitive Psychology Award of the British Psychological Society (2000), Burton, A.M., Bruce, V., & Hancock, P. Awarded for Burton et al. (1999) paper in Cognitive Science.

Recent Grants Awarded

  • European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant (2013 - 2017) "Face recognition: Understanding the role of within-person variability." (£1,230,000) Burton, A.M. ($2,275,000)
  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Professorial Fellowship (2012 - 2015) "Variability as a route to understanding face recognition." (£460,000) Burton, A.M. ($851,000)
  • Unilever (2010 - 2012) "Recognising product categories". (£235,000) Burton, A.M. ($435,000)

Media Engagement

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

  • Burton, A.M., & Jenkins, R. (2011). Unfamiliar face perception. In A.J. Calder, G. Rhodes, M.H. Johnson & J. Haxby (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Face Perception (pp. 287-306). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Periodicals

  • Ritchie, K.L., & Burton, A.M. (2017). Learning faces from variability. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70(5), 897-905. doi:10.1080/17470218.2015.1136656
  • White, D., Rivolta, D., Burton, A.M., Al-Janabi, S., & Palermo, R. (2017). Face matching impairment in developmental prosopagnosia. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70(2), 287-297. doi:10.1080/17470218.2016.1173076
  • White, D., Sutherland, C.A.M., & Burton, A.L. (2017). Choosing face: The curse of self in profile image selection. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 2, 23. doi:10.1186/s41235-017-0058-3
  • Andrews, T.J., Baseler, H., Jenkins, R., Burton, A.M., & Young, A.W. (2016). Contributions of feature shapes and surface cues to the recognition and neural representation of facial identity. Cortex, 83, 280-291. doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2016.08.008
  • Burton, A.M., Kramer, R.S.S., Ritchie, K.L., & Jenkins, R. (2016). Identity from variation: Representations of faces derived from multiple instances. Cognitive Science, 40(1), 202-223. doi:10.1111/cogs.12231
  • White, D., Burton, A.L., & Kemp, R.I. (2016). Not looking yourself: The cost of self selecting photographs for face identification. British Journal of Psychology, 107, 359-373. doi:10.1111/bjop.12141
  • Kramer, R.S.S., Ritchie, K.L., & Burton, A.M. (2015). Viewers extract the mean from images of the same person: A route to face learning. Journal of Vision, 15(4), 1-9. doi:10.1167/15.4.1
  • Ritchie, K.L., Smith, F.G., Jenkins, R., Bindemann, M., White, D., & Burton, A.M. (2015). Viewers base estimates of face matching accuracy on their own familiarity: Explaining the photo-ID paradox. Cognition, 141, 161-169. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2015.05.002
  • White, D., Burton, A.M., Jenkins, R. & Kemp, R.I. (2014). Redesigning photo-ID to improve unfamiliar face matching. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 20(2), 166-173. doi:10.1037/xap0000009
  • White, D., Kemp, R.I., Jenkins, R. & Burton, A.M. (2014). Feedback training for facial image comparison. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21(1), 100-106. doi:10.3758/s13423-013-0475-3
  • White, D., Kemp, R.I., Jenkins, R., Matheson, M., Burton, A.M. (2014). Passport Officers’ errors in face matching. Plus One, 9(8), e103510. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0103510
  • Attwood, A.S., Penton-Voak, I.S., Burton, A.M., & Munafò, M.R. (2013). Acute anxiety impairs accuracy in identifying photographed faces. Psychological Science, 24(8), 1591– 1594.
  • Burton, A.M. (2013). Why has research in face recognition progressed so slowly? The importance of variability. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66(8), 1467–1485.
  • Neumann, M.F., Schweinberger, S.R., & Burton, A.M. (2013). Viewers extract mean and individual identity from sets of famous faces. Cognition, 128(1), 56-63. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2013.03.006
  • White, D., Burton, A.M., Kemp, R.I., & Jenkins, R. (2013). Crowd effects in unfamiliar face matching. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 27(6), 769-777. doi:10.1002/acp.2971
  • Megreya, A.M., Bindemann, M., Havard, C., & Burton, A.M. (2012). Identity-lineup location influences target selection: Evidence from eye movements. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 27(2), 167–178.
  • Nakabayashi, K., Burton, A.M., Brandimonte, M. & Lloyd-Jones, T.J. (2012). Dissociating positive and negative influences of verbal processing on the recognition of pictures of faces and objects. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 38, 376-390.
  • Burton, A.M., Jenkins, R., & Schweinberger, S.R. (2011). Mental representations of familiar faces. British Journal of Psychology, 102, 943-958.
  • Jenkins, R., & Burton, A.M. (2011). Stable face representations. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B, 366, 1671-1683.
  • Jenkins, R., White, D., van Montfort, X., & Burton, A.M. (2011). Variability in photos of the same face. Cognition, 121, 313-323.
  • Megreya, A.M., White, D., & Burton, A.M. (2011). The other-race effect does not rely on memory: Evidence from a matching task. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64, 1473- 1483.
  • Schweinberger, S.R., & Burton, A.M. (2011). Person Perception 25 years after Bruce and Young (1986): An Introduction (Editorial for Special Issue). British Journal of Psychology, 102, 695-703.
  • Wilson, C.E., Palermo, R., Burton, A.M., & Brock, J. (2011). Recognition of own- and other-race faces in autism spectrum disorders. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64(10), 1939-1954.
  • Bindemann, M., Scheepers, C., Ferguson, H.J., & Burton, A.M. (2010). Face, body and centre of gravity mediate person detection in natural scenes. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 36, 1477-1485.
  • Edmond, G., Kemp, R., Porter, G., Hamer, D., Burton, A.M., Biber, K., & San Roque, M. (2010). Atkins v The Emperor: The cautious use of unreliable expert opinion. The International Journal of Evidence and Proof, 14, 146-166.
  • Wilson, C.E., Freeman, P., Brock, J., Burton, A.M., & Palermo, R. (2010). Facial identity recognition in the broader autism phenotype. PLoS One, 5(9), e12876. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0012876
  • Wilson, C.E., Palermo, R., Brock, J., & Burton, A.M. (2010). Learning new faces in typically developing children and children on the autistic spectrum. Perception, 39(12), 1645-1658. doi:10.1068/p6727

Published Abstracts

  • Ritchie, K.L., & Burton, A.M. (2015). Learning faces from variability [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 15(12), 1199. doi:10.1167/15.12.1199
  • Ritchie, K.L., & Burton, A.M. (2014). Image memory for faces and objects [Abstract]. i-Perception, 5, 467.

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Ritchie, K.L., Kramer, R.S.S., Noyes, E., Jenkins, R., White, D., & Burton, A.M. (2017, January). Face identification from degraded images. Paper presented at the Facing the Future: Understanding Human and Machine Performance in Face Identification Systems Symposium, 12th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition Conference (SARMAC XII), The University of Sydney, Australia.
  • Robertson, D., & Burton, A.M. (2017, January). Combating passport fraud: Training and awareness of the morphed passport photo problem eliminates fraudsters advantage. Paper presented at the Facing the Future: Understanding Human and Machine Performance in Face Identification Systems Symposium, 12th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition Conference (SARMAC XII), The University of Sydney, Australia.
  • Sutherland, C., White, D., & Burton, A. (2016, January). Putting your best face forward: Self-selecting profile pictures across online contexts. Poster session presented at the 17th Annual Convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP2016), San Diego, USA.
  • Ritchie, K.L., & Burton, A.M. (2015, May). Learning faces from variability. Poster session presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS), St Pete Beach, USA.
  • Ritchie, K.L., & Burton, A.M. (2015, April). Learning faces from variability. Paper presented at the Meeting of the Experimental Psychology Society (EPS), University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.
  • Ritchie, K.L., Smith, F.G., Jenkins, R., Bindemann, M., White, D., & Burton, A.M. (2015, March). Predicting others' performance on a face matching task: The effect of familiarity. Paper presented at the 15th Annual Conference of the Scottish Vision Group (SVG2015), Carnoustie, UK.
  • Ritchie, K.L., & Burton, A.M. (2014, August). Memory for images of faces and objects. Poster session presented at the 37th European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP2014), Belgrade, Serbia.
  • Ritchie, K.L., White, D., Robertson, D.J., & Burton, A.M. (2014, July). Predicting others' performance on a face matching task: The effect of familiarity. Paper presented at the Meeting of the Experimental Psychology Society (EPS), Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK.
  • Ritchie, K.L., & Burton, A.M. (2014, March). Image memory for faces and objects. Paper presented at the 14th Annual Conference of the Scottish Vision Group (SVG2014), Troon, UK.
  • Neumann, M.F., Burton, A.M., & Schweinberger, S.R. (2013, April). Ensemble coding for famous face sets. Paper presented at the 40th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Adelaide.
  • Neumann, M.F., Schweinberger, S.R., & Burton, A.M. (2012, May). Seeing sets for famous faces: Power and limits of summary representations. Poster session presented at the 12th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS), Naples, USA.

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