Elley Wakui

Dr Elley Wakui

Lecturer

Cognition and Neuroscience Group

, School of Psychology

Elley is a lecturer in the School of Psychology, teaching at Undergraduate Level. Her research interests are in visual cognition, attention and object recognition. 

Areas Of Interest

I am interested in the visual cognition, especially the processing and representation of unattended objects and their influences on behaviour across the lifespan. I have used behavioural measures, eye-tracking and EEG (ERP).

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OVERVIEW

Elley joined UEL as a lecturer in 2015, having completed her PhD in Psychology (Electrophysiological Correlates of Processing Unattended Objects in Visual Cognition) here. Previously completing her Graduate Diploma in Psychology also at UEL, converting from Physics (M.Phys at the University of Manchester and PhD at Queen Mary, University of London). She has also worked at Goldsmiths, University of London as a Research Associate on an ESRC-funded project on the development of object recognition into adolescence, and has been teaching at UEL as an hourly-paid lecturer since 2012.

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

  • Wakui, E., Thoma, V., & de Fockert, J. W. (2016) View-sensitive ERP repetition effects indicate automatic holistic processing of spatially unattended objects. Neuropsychologia, 89, 426-436.
  • Jüttner, M., Wakui, E., Petters, D., & Davidoff, J. (2016). Developmental commonalities between object and face recognition in adolescence. Frontiers in Psychology.|
  • Jüttner, M., Petters, D., Wakui, E., & Davidoff, J. (2014). Late development of metric part-relational processing in object recognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 40, 1718–1734. doi:10.1037/a0037288|
  • Wakui, E., Jüttner, M., Petters, D., Kaur, S., Hummel, J. E., & Davidoff, J. (2013). Earlier development of analytical than holistic object recognition in adolescence. PLoS ONE, 8(4), e61041. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0061041|
  • Jüttner, M., Wakui, E., Petters, D., Kaur, S., & Davidoff, J. (2013). Developmental trajectories of part-based and configural object recognition in adolescence. Developmental Psychology, 49, 161. doi:10.1037/a0027707|

Conference Presentations

  • Thoma, V., & Wakui, E. (2014, September). ERP repetition effects indicate processing of unattended objects under load. Paper presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Association of Cognitive Neuroscience, York, UK.|
  • Wakui, E., & Thoma, V. (2013, April). ERP correlates of perceptual load and view change during the recognition of unattended objects. Paper presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Association of Cognitive Neuroscience, Nottingham, UK.|
  • Jraissati, Y., & Wakui, E. (2012, July). Features of colour categories. Paper presented at the 3rd meeting of Progress in Colour Studies, Glasgow, UK.|
  • Wakui, E., & Thoma, V. (2012, April). ERP repetition effects for visual objects under perceptual load. Poster session presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Association of Cognitive Neuroscience, Newcastle, UK.|
  • Wakui, E., Davidoff, J., Petters, D., Jüttner, M., & Kaur, S. (2010, September). Trajectories of part-based and configural object recognition in adolescence. Poster session presented at the BPS Developmental Section Annual Conference, London, UK.|
  • Wakui, E., Petters, D., Davidoff, J., & Jüttner, M. (2009, November). The development of part-based and configural object recognition in adolescence. Poster session presented at the 17th Annual Object Perception, Attention & Memory Conference, Boston, MA.|
  • Wakui, E., Petters, D., Davidoff, J., & Jüttner, M. (2009, September). The development of part- and configural-based object recognition in adolescence. Paper presented at the BPS Annual Cognitive Section Conference, Hertfordshire, UK.|
  • Jüttner, M., Petters, D., Wakui, E., Rentschler, I., & Davidoff, J. (2008, July). The development of visual object representations into adolescence. Paper presented at the Experimental Psychology Society meeting, Liverpool, UK.|

Other publications

  • View-sensitive ERP repetition effects indicate automatic holistic processing of spatially unattended objects. Neuropsychologia, 89, 426-436.
  •  Jraissati, Y., Wakui, E., Decock, L., & Douven, I. (2012). Constraints on colour category formation. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 26(2), 171–196. doi:10.1080/02698595.2012.703479
  • Davidoff, J., Goldstein, J., Tharp, I., Wakui, E., & Fagot, J. (2012). Perceptual and categorical judgements of colour similarity. Journal of Cognitive Psychology. doi:10.1080/20445911.2012.706603
  • Davidoff, J., Goldstein, J., Tharp, I., Wakui, E., & Fagot, J. (2010). Binary division constrains human but not baboon categorical judgements within perceptual (colour) continua. Journal of Vision, 10(7), 1208–1208. doi:10.1167/10.7.1208

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