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Associate Professor Veronika Coltheart

BA USyd, PhD Monash.

Veronika Coltheart

Associate Investigator

Contact Details

Office : 3.714
Phone : +61 2 9850 8104
Fax : +61 2 9850 6059
email : veronika.coltheart@mq.edu.au

External Address

Department of Psychology
Australian Hearing Hub
16 University Avenue
Macquarie University NSW 2109

Recent Grants Awarded

  • 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)
  • Macquarie University Research Development Grant Scheme (2010 - 2012) "Developing a new technique to reveal cognitive processes in real time: initial application to visual word recognition." Finkbeiner, M., Coltheart, M., & Coltheart, V. ($49,452)

Selected Publications

Books

  • Coltheart, V. (Ed.). (2010). Tutorials in Visual Cognition. London: Psychology Press.
  • Coltheart, V. (Ed.). (1999). Fleeting Memories: Cognition of brief visual stimuli. Cambridge: Mass.:MIT Press.

Book Chapters

  • Coltheart, M. & Coltheart, V. (2010). Visual memories. In Coltheart, V. (Ed.), Tutorials in Visual Cognition. Hove: Psychology Press.
  • Mondy, S., & Coltheart, V. (2000). Detection and identification of change in naturalistic scenes. In D. Simons (Ed.), Change Blindness and Visual Memory. Hove, East Sussex: Psychology Press.
  • Coltheart, V. (1999). Chapter 8. Phonological codes in reading comprehension, short-term memory and memoryfor rapid visual sequences. In V. Coltheart (Ed.), Fleeting Memories: Cognition of brief visual stimuli (pp. 181-223). Cambridge: Mass.: MIT Press.
  • Coltheart, V. (1999). Chapter 10. Fleeting Memories: Summary and Conclusion. In V. Coltheart (Ed.), Fleeting Memories: Cognition of brief visual stimuli (pp. 239-260). Cambridge: Mass.: MIT Press.
  • Coltheart, V. (1999). Chapter 1. Introduction: Perceiving and remembering brief visual stimuli. In V. Coltheart (Ed.), Fleeting Memories: Cognition of brief visual stimuli (pp. 1-12). Cambridge: Mass.: MIT Press.
  • Coltheart, V. (1999). Comparing short-term memory and memory for rapidly presented visual syimuli. In I. Neath, G.D.A. Brown, M. Poirier & C. Fortin (Eds.), Short-term/Working Memory. Hove, East Sussex: Psychology Press..
  • Coltheart, V., & Walsh, P. (1988). Expert knowledge and semantic memory. In M.M. Gruneberg, P.E. Morris & R.N. Sykes (Eds.), Practical Aspects of Memory: Current research and issues. Volume 2 (pp. 524-530). Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Patterson, K., & Coltheart, V. (1987). Phonological processes in reading: A tutorial review. In M. Coltheart (Ed.), Attention and performance 12: The psychology of reading (pp. 421-447). Hove, UK: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc. xvi, 707 pp.

Periodicals

  • Finkbeiner, M., Coltheart, M., & Coltheart, V. (2014). Pointing the way to new constraints on the dynamical claims of computational models. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 40(1), 172-185. doi:10.1037/a0033169
  • McLean, G., Stuart, G., Coltheart, V., & Castles, A. (2011). The need for speed? Visual temporal processing in developmental dyslexia. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and performance, 37(6), 1957-1975.
  • McLean, G. M. T., Castles, A., Coltheart, V., & Stuart, G. W. (2010). No evidence for a prolonged attentional blink in developmental dyslexia. Cortex, 46 (2010), 1317-1329. doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2010.06.010
  • Dux, P. E. & Coltheart, V. (2008). Repetition Blindness and Repetition Priming: Effects of featural differences between targets and distractors on RSVP dual-target search. Memory & Cognition, 36, 776-790.
  • Remond, A., & Coltheart, V. (2008). Effects of repetition on comprehending and remembering action pictures. Visual Cognition, 16(1), 90-143.
  • Coltheart, V. & Yen, L.S. (2007). Phonological encoding in the attentional blink paradigm. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 14(5), 944-949.
  • Dux, P.E., Coltheart, V., & Harris, I.M. (2006). On the fate of distractor stimuli in rapid serial visual presentation. Cognition, 99, 355-382.
  • Mondy, S., & Coltheart, V. (2006). Phonological similarity effects on detecting change in simple arrays. Memory & Cognition, 34(8), 1744-1753.
  • Coltheart, V., Mondy, S., & Coltheart, M. (2005). Repetition blindness for novel objects. Visual Cognition, 12(3), 519-540.
  • Dux, P.E., & Coltheart, V. (2005). The meaning of the mask matters: evidence of conceptual interference in the attentional blink. Psychological Science, 16(10), 775-779.
  • Coltheart, V., Mondy, S., Dux, P.E., & Stephenson, L. (2004). Effects of orthographic and phonological word length on memory for lists shown at RSVP and STM rates. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 30, 815-826.
  • Coltheart, V., & Langdon, R. (2003). Repetition blindness for Words yet Repetition Advantage for Nonwords. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 29, 171-185.
  • Mondy, S., & Coltheart, V. (2000). Detection and identification of change in naturalistic scenes. Visual Cognition: Special issue on Change Detection and Visual Memory, 7, 281-296.
  • Coltheart, V. (1999). Comparing short-term memory and memory for rapidly presented visual syimuli. International Journal of Psychology, 34, 293-300.
  • Coltheart, V. (1999). Comparing short-term memory and memory for rapidly presented visual stimuli. International Journal of Psychology: Special Issue on Short-term/working Memory, 34, 293-300.
  • Coltheart, V., & Langdon, R. (1998). Recall of short word lists presented visually at fast rates: Effects of phonological similarity and word length. Memory & Cognition, 26, 330-342.
  • Coltheart, M., & Coltheart, V. (1997). Reading comprehension is not exclusively reliant upon phonological representation. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 14, 167-175.
  • Boyle, R., & Coltheart, V. (1996). Effects of irrelevant sounds on phonological coding in reading comprehension and short-term memory. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 49A, 398-416.
  • Coltheart, V., & Leahy, J. (1996). Procedures used by beginning and skilled readers to read unfamiliar letter strings. Australian Journal of Psychology, 48, 124-129.
  • Coltheart, V., Patterson, K., & Leahy, J. (1994). When a ROWS is a ROSE: Phonological effects in written word comprehension. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 47A, 917-955.
  • Coltheart, V. (1993). Effects of phonological similarity and concurrent irrelevant articulation on short-term-memory recall of repeated and el word lists. Memory & Cognition, 21, 539-545.
  • Coltheart, V., & Leahy, J. (1992). Children's and adult's reading of nonwords: Effects of regularity and consistency. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 18, 718-729.
  • Laxon, V., Rickard, M., & Coltheart, V. (1992). Children read affixed words and non-words. British Journal of Psychology, 83, 407-423.
  • Coltheart, V., Avons, S.E., Masterson, J., & Laxon, V.J. (1991). The role of assembled phonology in reading comprehension. Memory & Cognition, 19, 387-400.
  • Laxon, V., Masterson, J., & Coltheart, V. (1991). Some bodies are easier to read: The effect of consistency and regularity on children's reading. effect of consistency and regularity on children's reading. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 43A, 793-824.
  • Coltheart, V., & Laxon, V.J. (1990). The development of phonological mediation in reading comprehension. Language & Cognitive Processes, 5, 81-104.
  • Coltheart, V., Avons, S.E., & Trollope, J. (1990). Articulatory suppression and phonological codes in reading for meaning. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 42A, 375-399.
  • Coltheart, V., Laxon, V., Rickard, M., & Elton, C. (1988). Phonological recoding in reading for meaning by adults and children. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 14, 387-397.
  • Coltheart, V., Laxon, V.J., & Keating, C. (1988). Effects of word imageability and age of acquisition on children's reading. British Journal of Psychology, 79, 1-12.
  • Laxon, V., Coltheart, V., & Keating, C. (1988). Children find friendly words friendly too: Words with many orthographic neighbours are easier to read and spell. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 58, 103-119.
  • Coltheart, V., & Winograd, E. (1986). Word imagery but not age of acquisition affects episodic memory. Memory & Cognition, 14, 174-179.
  • Coltheart, M., & Coltheart, V. (1972). On Rumelhart's model of visual information processing. Canadian Journal of Psychology, 26, 292-295.

Published Abstracts

  • McLean, G.M.T., Stuart, G. W., Coltheart, V., & Castles, A. (2009). The Need for Speed? Magnocellular temporal resolution in dyslexia [Abstract]. Combined Abstracts of 2009 Australian Psychology Conferences.
  • Coltheart, V., Yen, L., & Coltheart, M. (2008). Repetition effects for RSVP stimuli differing in format [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 60(1), 64.
  • Coltheart, V., Stephenson, L., & Langdon, R. (2006). Repetition blindness and effects of lexicality, similarity and task [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 58(Suppl. 1), 69.
  • Coltheart, V., Stephenson, L., & Langdon, R. (2006). Repetition blindness and effects of lexicality, orthographic similarity and homophony on report after rapid serial visual presentation [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 58(Suppl. 1), 4.
  • Remond, A. and Coltheart, V. (2006). Understanding and remembering action pictures: Processing differences between nouns and verbs [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 58(Suppl. 1), 88.
  • Remond, A., & Coltheart, V. (2006). Comprehending and remembering briefly presented action pictures: Effects of repetition [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 58(Suppl. 1), 11.
  • Coltheart, V. & Connaughton, E. (2005). Repetition blindness for faces differing in emotional expression [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 57(Suppl. 1), 49.
  • Coltheart, V., Bornhofen, C., Mondy, S., & Stephenson, L. (2004). Repetition blindness for famous faces [Abstract]. Perception, 33(Suppl. 1), 14.
  • Coltheart, V., Mondy, S., & Stephenson, L. (2004). Effects of repetition on memory for briefly presented unfamiliar faces [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 56, 111.
  • Dux, P.E., & Coltheart, V. (2004). Colour differences between targets and distractors induce repetition advantage in an RSVP stream [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 56, 113.
  • Mondy, S., & Coltheart, V. (2004). Multiple repetition blindness and sentence regeneration [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 56, 128.
  • Mondy, S., Coltheart, V., & Stephenson, L. (2004). Repetition effects on memory for unfamiliar faces under rapid serial visual presentation conditions [Abstract]. Perception, 33(Suppl. 1), 109.
  • Coltheart, V., Bornhofen, C., Mondy, S., & Stephenson, L. (2003). Repetition blindness and rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP) of famous faces [Abstract]. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 8, 26.
  • Coltheart, V., Mondy, S., Dux, P.E., & Stephenson, L.S. (2003). Word length effects on immediate memory after varying visual presentation rates [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 55, 75.
  • Dux, P.E., & Coltheart, V. (2003). Phonological processing of distractor stimuli in RSVP streams [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 55, 78.
  • Mondy, S., & Coltheart, V. (2003). Sentence regeneration and multiple repetition blindness [Abstract]. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 8, 37.
  • Mondy, S., & Coltheart, V. (2002). Phonological similarity effects in a change detection task [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 54.
  • Coltheart, V., Mondy, S., & Langdon, R. (2001). Semantic coding in RSVP and STM picture recall [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 53(Suppl. 47).
  • Coltheart, V., Mondy, S., & Moore, J. (2001). Effects of repetition on the report of RSVP sequences of familiar and novel objects [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 1(3), 99a.
  • Mondy, S., & Coltheart, V. (2001). Boundary extension and scene context [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 53(Suppl. 60).
  • Coltheart, V., & Mondy, S. (2000). Effects of repetition on memory for RSVP sequences of non-objects [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 52(Suppl. 30).
  • Coltheart, V., Langdon, R.A., Coombes, S., & Corner, T. (2000). Effects of visual and phonological similarity on recall of lists shown at RSVP and STM presentation rates [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 52(Serial No. 30).
  • Mondy, S., & Coltheart, V. (1999). Detection and identification of change in naturalistic scenes [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 51(Suppl. 36).
  • Mondy, S., & Coltheart, V. (1998). Change blindness [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 50(Suppl. 59).
  • Mondy, S., & Coltheart, V. (1997). Boundary extension: A scene-based phenomenon? [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 49(Suppl. 17).
  • Mondy, S., & Coltheart, V. (1996). Item and spatial memory for words in prose text [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 48.

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Vrankovic, J., Coltheart, V., & Badcock, N. (2016, August). Visual and semantic representations decay at different rates in iconic memory tasks. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, The Fairmont Resort, Leura.
  • Vrankovic, J., Coltheart, V., & Badcock, N. (2016, May). Rapid access to visual and semantic representations in iconic memory. Poster session presented at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS), St Pete Beach, USA.
  • Vrankovic, J., Coltheart, V., & Badcock, N. (2016, April). Rapid access to visual and semantic representations in iconic memory. Paper presented at the 43rd Annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Melbourne.
  • Vrankovic, J., Coltheart, V., & Badcock, N. (2015, November). Iconic memory for pictures. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Vrankovic, J., Coltheart, V., & Badcock, N.A. (2014, April). Access to semantic representations in iconic memory. Poster session presented at the 41st Annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Brisbane.
  • Vrankovic, J., & Coltheart, V. (2013, October). Selection by semantic category: Performance in iconic memory tasks using word stimuli. Poster session presented at the 48th Australian Psychological Society (APS) Annual Conference, Cairns.
  • McLean, G.M.T., Castles, A. E., Coltheart, V., & Stuart, G. W. (2009, April). The need for speed? Magnocellular temporal resolution in developmental dyslexia. Paper presented at the 16th Annual Meeting Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR), Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
  • McLean, G.M.T., Castles, A. E., Coltheart, V., & Stuart, G. W. (2009, April). No evidence for a prolonged attentional blink in developmental dyslexia. Poster session presented at the Experimental Psychology Society Summer Meeting (Joint with the Canadian Society for Brain Behaviour and Cognitive Science – CSBBCS), York, UK.
  • Coltheart, V., Stephenson, L., & Langdon, R. (2006, December). Repetition blindness and effects of lexicality, orthographic similarity and homophony on report after rapid serial visual presentation. Paper presented at the 15th Australian Language and Speech Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Coltheart, V., (2006, September). Repetition Blindness: A review of phenomena and theories. Keynote paper presented at the Congresso Nazionale dell'Associazione Italiana di Psicologia, Rovereto, Italy.
  • Coltheart, V., Stephenson, L., & Langdon, R. (2006, April). Repetition blindness and effects of lexicality, similarity and task. Paper presented at the 33rd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Brisbane.
  • Remond, A. & Coltheart, V. (2006, April). Understanding and remembering action pictures: Processing differences between nouns and verbs. Paper presented at the 33rd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Brisbane.
  • Remond, A. & Coltheart, V. (2005, December). Comprehending and remembering briefly presented action pictures: Effects of repetition. Paper presented at the 15th Australian Language and Speech Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney.

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