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Dr Susan Wardle

BA USyd, PhD USyd.

Susan Wardle

Associate Investigator

Contact Details

Office : 3.524
Phone : +61 2 9850 4072
Fax : +61 2 9850 6059
email : susan.wardle@mq.edu.au
Homepage : http://www.cogsci.mq.edu.au/members/profile.php?memberID=981
ORCID : http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2216-7461

External Address

Department of Cognitive Science
Australian Hearing Hub
16 University Avenue
Macquarie University NSW 2109

Recent Grants Awarded

  • ARC CCD Neural Markers Training Scheme (2017) "The neural response to expectations about our own actions in healthy and schizophrenia populations." Poonian, S., Wardle, S., Sowman, P., Keys, R., & Langdon, R. ($5,673)
  • 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)
  • ARC CCD Cross Program Support Scheme (2016) "A new approach to study the neural basis of distorted gaze perception in schizophrenia: assessing neural coding of gaze directions." Seymour, K., Langdon, R., Caruana, N., Rhodes, G., Clifford, C., Wardle, S., & Johnson, B. ($39,790)
  • Macquarie University Research Development Grant (2016 - 2017) "Decoding the representation of visual objects in the human brain using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)." Wardle, S. ($44,886)
  • ARC CCD Neural Markers Training Scheme (2016) "Understanding differences in neural inhibitory processes between schizophrenia and neurotypical human visual cortex using fMRI and population receptive field mapping." Wardle, S., Seymour, K., Kaplan, D., Langdon, R., Coltheart, M., & Clifford, C. ($20,500)
  • NHMRC Early Career Fellowship [APP1072245] (2014 - 2017) "Advancing methods for decoding brain activity in human visual cortex using neuroimaging.” Wardle, S. ($304,596)

Media Engagement

Selected Publications

Periodicals

  • Contini, E., Wardle, S.G., & Carlson, T.A. [Note: Shared senior authorship.] (In Press). Decoding the time-course of object recognition in the human brain: From visual features to categorical decisions. Neuropsychologia. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2017.02.013
  • Grootswagers, T., Ritchie, J.B., Wardle, S.G., Heathcote, A., & Carlson, T.A. (2017). Asymmetric compression of representational space for object animacy categorization under degraded viewing conditions. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. doi:10.1162/jocn_a_01177
  • Grootswagers, T., Wardle, S.G., & Carlson, T.A. (2017). Decoding dynamic brain patterns from evoked responses: A tutorial on multivariate pattern analysis applied to time-series neuroimaging data. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 29(4), 677-697. doi:10.1162/jocn_a_01068
  • Taubert, J., Wardle, S.G., Flessert, M., Leopold, D.A., & Ungerleider, L.G. (2017). Face pareidolia in the rhesus monkey. Current Biology, 27(16), 2505-2509. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2017.06.075
  • Wardle, S.G., Ritchie, J.B., Seymour, K., & Carlson, T.A. [Note: Shared senior authorship.] (2017). Edge-related activity is not necessary to explain orientation decoding in human visual cortex. The Journal of Neuroscience, 37(5), 1187-1196. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2690-16.2016
  • Wardle, S., Kriegeskorte, N., Grootswagers, T., Khaligh-Razavi, S.-M., & Carlson, T. (2016). Perceptual similarity of visual patterns predicts dynamic neural activation patterns measured with MEG. NeuroImage, 132, 59-70. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.02.019
  • Wardle, S.G., & Gillam, B.J. (2016). Gradients of relative disparity underlie the perceived slant of stereoscopic surfaces. Journal of Vision, 16(5), 16. doi:10.1167/16.5.16
  • Carlson, T.A., & Wardle, S.G. (2015). Sensible decoding. NeuroImage, 110, 217-218. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.02.009
  • Wardle, S.G., & Carlson, T.A. (2015). Zen mountains: An illusion of perceptual transparency. i-Perception, 6(2), 108-110. doi:10.1068/i0723sas
  • Gillam, B.J., Wardle, S.G., & Vecellio, E. (2014). Orientation contrast and entropy contrast in the genesis of subjective contours along thin lines. Perception, 43(1), 7-22. doi:10.1068/p7619
  • Wardle, S.G., & Ritchie, J.B. (2014). Can object category-selectivity in the ventral visual pathway be explained by sensitivity to low-level image properties? The Journal of Neuroscience, 34(45), 14817-14819.
  • Wardle, S.G., Palmisano, S., & Gillam, B.J. (2014). Monocular and binocular edges enhance the perception of stereoscopic slant. Vision Research, 100, 113–123. doi:10.1016/j.visres.2014.04.012
  • Gillam, B.J., & Wardle, S.G. (2013). A mid-level explanation for the venetian blind effect. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 908. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00908
  • Wardle, S.G., & Alais, D. (2013). Evidence for speed sensitivity to motion in depth from binocular cues. Journal of Vision, 13(1), 17. doi:10.1167/13.1.17
  • Wardle, S.G., & Gillam, B.J. (2013). Color constrains depth in da Vinci stereopsis for camouflage but not occlusion. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 39, 1525-1540. doi:10.1037/a0032315
  • Wardle, S.G., & Gillam, B.J. (2013). Phantom surfaces in da Vinci stereopsis. Journal of Vision, 13(2), 16. doi:10.1167/13.2.16
  • Wardle, S.G., Bex, P.J., Cass, J., & Alais, D. (2012). Stereoacuity in the periphery is limited by internal noise. Journal of Vision, 12(6), 12. doi:10.1167/12.6.12
  • Mitchell, C.J., Wardle, S.G, Lovibond, P.F., Weidemann, G., & Chang, B.P.I. (2010). Do reaction times in the Perruchet effect reflect variations in the strength of an associative link? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition, 36, 567-572. doi:10.1037/a0018433
  • Wardle, S., Cass, J., Brooks, K.R., & Alais, D. (2010). Breaking camouflage: Binocular disparity reduces contrast masking in natural images. Journal of Vision, 10(38), 1-12. doi:10.1167/10.14.38
  • Wardle, S.G., Mitchell, C.J., & Lovibond, P.F. (2007). Flavor evaluative conditioning and contingency awareness. Learning & Behavior, 35, 233-241.

Published Abstracts

  • Seymour, K., & Wardle, S. (2017). Differential orientation tuning of near and far surround suppression in human VI [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 17(10), 797.
  • Taubert, J., Wardle, S., Flessert, M., Leopold, D., & Ungerleider, L. (2017). Evidence for face pareidolia in rhesus monkeys [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 17(10), 845.
  • Wardle, S., Seymour, K., & Taubert, J. (2017). Decoding face pareidolia in the human brain with fMRI [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 17(10), 294.
  • Wardle, S., & Seymour, K. (2016). Examining the spatial extent of orientation-tuned contextual modulation in human V1 with fMRI [Abstract]. Perception, 45(S2), 349. doi:10.1177/0301006616671273
  • Ritchie, J.B., Wardle, S., Rich, A., Graham, S., & Williams, M. (2015). Decoding feedback to the lesion projection zone of V1 in individuals with glaucoma [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 15(12), 1252. doi:10.1167/15.12.1252
  • Wardle, S., Ritchie, J.B., Seymour, K., & Carlson, T. (2015). What information is 'decoded' from stimulus orientation with fMRI and MVPA? [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 15(12), 993. doi:10.1167/15.12.993
  • Wardle, S., Gillam, B., & Palmisano, S. (2013). The role of monocular regions in the perception of stereoscopic surfaces [Abstract]. Perception, 42, 12.
  • Gillam, B., & Wardle, S. (2012). Phantom contours in da Vinci stereopsis [Abstract]. Perception, 41, 17.
  • Wardle, S., & Gillam, B. (2012). Constraints on perceiving camouflage in da Vinci stereopsis [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 12(9), 214.
  • Wardle, S., Bex, P., Cass, J., & Alais, D. (2012). Stereoacuity across the visual field: An equivalent noise analysis [Abstract]. Perception, 41, 70.
  • Wardle, S.G., & Gillam, B. (2012). Camouflage and occlusion in da Vinci stereopsis [Abstract]. Combined abstracts of 2012 Australian Psychology Conferences [CDROM], 1, 72.
  • Wardle, S.G., Cass, J.R., & Alais, D. (2010). Stereopsis reduces contrast masking in natural images [Abstract]. Perception, 39, 99.
  • Wardle, S., Alais, D., & Cass, J. (2009). The effect of spatial frequency on bistable depth ordering in transparent motion [Abstract]. Combined abstracts of 2009 Australian Psychology Conferences [CDROM], 1, 56.
  • Wardle, S., Alais, D., Cass, J., & MacDougall, H. (2009). Bistable depth ordering in motion transparency [Abstract]. Perception, 38, 53.

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Seymour, K. & Wardle, S.G. (2017, May). Differential orientation tuning of near and far surround suppression in human V1. Poster session presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS), St Pete Beach, USA.
  • Taubert, J., Wardle, S.G., Flessert, M., Leopold, D., & Ungerleider, L. (2017, May). Evidence for face pareidolia in rhesus monkeys. Poster session presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS), St Pete Beach, USA.
  • Wardle, S.G., Seymour, K., & Taubert, J. (2017, May). Decoding face pareidolia in the human brain with fMRI. Poster session presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS), St Pete Beach, USA.
  • Carrigan, A.J., Wardle, S.G., & Rich, A.N. (2016, November). Expertise and the effect of density on detection and localisation in rapid presentation of mammograms. Poster session presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, USA.
  • Wardle, S.G., & Seymour, K. (2016, November). Contextual modulation in human visual cortex: Orientation tuning of surround suppression varies with the spatial extent of the surround. Poster session presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, USA.
  • Carrigan, A.J., Wardle, S.G., & Rich, A.N. (2016, October). Expertise and visual search of mammograms. Paper presented at the Inaugural Annual Conference of the Centre for Elite Performance, Expertise and Training, Macquarie University.
  • Polito, V., Zeman, A., Wardle, S., Contini, E., & Pritchard, S. (2016, August). Illusions demonstrations. Presentation given at the 'A Night of Illusions', Sydney Science Festival, 107 Projects, Sydney.
  • Wardle, S.G., & Seymour, K. (2016, August). Examining the spatial extent of orientation-tuned contextual modulation in human V1 with fMRI. Poster session presented at the 39th European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP2016), Barcelona, Spain.
  • Wardle, S.G., Ritchie, J.B., Rich, A., Pardey, M.C., Graham, S., & Williams, M. (2016, July). Preserved feed-back connections in V1 following partial vision loss: Decoding orientation from the lesion projection zone in individuals with glaucoma. Paper presented at the 12th Annual Asia Pacific Conference on Vision (APCV 2016), Fremantle.
  • Carrigan, A.J., Wardle, S.G., & Rich, A.N. (2015, November). Time course of target detection and localisation during rapid presentation of natural scenes. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Carrigan, A.J., Wardle, S.G., Mello-Thoms, C., & Rich, A.N. (2015, June). Expert detection and localisation in rapid presentation of mammograms. Paper presented at the 16th Medical Imaging Perception Society Conference (MIPS), Ghent, Belgium.
  • Wardle, S., Richie, J.B., Seymour, K., & Carlson, T. (2015, June). Looking inside the MVPA ’black box’: What is the source of orientation decoding in visual cortex? Paper presented at the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) Annual Meeting, Honolulu, US.
  • Ritchie, J.B., Wardle, S., Rich, A., Graham, S., & Williams, M. (2015, May). Decoding feedback to the lesion projection zone of V1 in individuals with glaucoma. Poster session presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS), St. Pete Beach, USA.
  • Wardle, S., Ritchie, J.B., Seymour, K., & Carlson, T. (2015, May). What information is ‘decoded’ from stimulus orientation with fMRI and MVPA? Poster session presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS), St. Pete Beach, USA.
  • Carrigan, A.J., Wardle, S.G., & Rich, A.N. (2015, April). Time course of target detection and localisation during rapid presentation of natural scenes. Poster session presented at the 42nd Annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Wardle, S., Ritchie, J.B., Seymour, K., & Carlson, T. (2014, November). ‘Brain reading’: Decoding the content of human brain activity with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Poster session presented at the Commonwealth Science Conference, Bangalore, India.
  • Wardle, S. (2014, May). Seeing in 3D with two eyes. Colloquium at the Department of Cognitive Science 3M Research Fiesta, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Wardle, S., Gillam, B., & Palmisano, S. (2013, August). The role of monocular regions in the perception of stereoscopic surfaces. Paper presented at the 36th Annual European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Bremen, Germany.
  • Gillam, B., & Wardle, S. (2012, September). Phantom contours in da Vinci stereopsis. Paper presented at the 35th Annual European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Alghero, Italy.
  • Wardle, S., Bex, P., Cass, J., & Alais, D. (2012, September). Stereoacuity across the visual field: An equivalent noise analysis. Poster session presented at the 35th Annual European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Alghero, Italy.
  • Wardle, S., & Gillam, B. (2012, May). Constraints on perceiving camouflage in da Vinci stereopsis. Poster session presented at the 12th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS), Naples, USA.
  • Wardle, S.G., & Gillam, B. (2012, April). Camouflage and occlusion in da Vinci stereopsis. Paper presented at the 39th Annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Wardle, S.G., Cass, J.R., & Alais, D. (2010, August). Stereopsis reduces contrast masking in natural images. Poster session presented at the 33rd Annual European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Wardle, S., Alais, D., Cass, J., & MacDougall, H. (2009, August). Bistable depth ordering in motion transparency. Poster session presented at the 32nd Annual European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Regensberg, Germany.
  • Wardle, S., Alais, D., & Cass, J. (2009, April). The effect of spatial frequency on bistable depth ordering in transparent motion. Poster session presented at the 36th Annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Wollongong.

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