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Dr Soazig Casteau

Assistant Professor

MSc, PhD, FHEA


Affiliations
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Assistant Professor in the Department of PsychologyL59 
Member of the Centre for Vision and Visual Cognition  
Fellow of Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing  

Biography

Research Interest

My research is at the intersection between psychology and neuroscience, I am interested in the properties of the saccadic system trying to establish a low level approach to study the underlying processes guiding eye movements in simple and complex visual scenes.

Main research interests and methods

- Spatial and temporal properties of visually guided saccadic eye-movements.
- Experimental cognitive psychology: Interactions between cognitive processes, visual perception, attention and working memory.
- Voluntary and automatic attentional guidance, covert and overt attention, motor programming.

- Eye tracking (Eyelink II, Eyelink 1000, Dual Purkinje Image Eye-tracker, Cambridge Research System).
- Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).
- Psychophysics

Memberships

Experimental psychology Society (EPS)

Vision Science Society

Women in Science Database (WISDATABASE)

R-Ladies Global Organization

Women in vision UK 

Research groups

Publications

Conference Paper

  • Casteau, S., Vitu, F. & Walker, R. (2016), Is the remote distractor effect on saccade latency greater when the distractor is less eccentric than the target?, in Casteau, S., Vitu, F. & Walker, R. eds, 45: 39th European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP). Barcelona, Spain, Perception, 27.

Conference Proceeding

  • Casteau, S., Hathaway, J., Ellison, A. & Smith, D.T (2018). Do the eye-movement system and the arm-movement system contribute independently to attentional orienting: a TMS study. 41st European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Trieste, Italy, Perception.
  • Casteau, S., Vitu, F. & Walker, R. (2017). Can the Cortical Magnification Factor account for the latency increase in the Remote Distractor Effect when the distractor is less eccentric than the target?. 19th European Conference on Eye Movements, Wuppertal, Germany, Journal of Eye Movement Research.
  • Casteau, S. & Walker, R. (2015). The spatio-temporal modulation of saccades in a double-step paradigm. 18th European Conference on Eye Movements, Vienna, Austria, Journal of Eye Movement Research.
  • Adeli, H., Casteau, S., Vitu, F. & Zelinsky, G. (2014). An image-based population model of human saccade programming in the Superior Colliculus Journal of Vision 14 (10), 1215-1215.
  • Vitu, F., Casteau, S., Massendar, D. & van der Linden, L. (2014). How the distorted representation of visual space in our brain constrains the way we move our eyes.
  • Casteau, S. & Vitu, F. (2013). When to move the eyes: Re-examining alternative accounts in light of human behavioral data. 17th European Conference on Eye Movements, Lund, Sweden, Journal of Eye Movement Research.
  • Vitu, F. & Casteau, S. (2013). Population averaging in the distorted map of the superior colliculus: A new and simple account of systematic saccadic undershoot. The Vision Science Society meeting, Naples, Florida, Journal of Vision.
  • Casteau, S. & Vitu, F. (2011). Enhanced fixation activity reduces remote-distractor and global effects. 16th European Conference on Eye Movements, Marseille, France, Journal of Eye Movement Research.
  • Casteau, S. & Vitu, F. (2011). Investigating the role of intra-collicular excitatory connections in the generation of vertical saccades: A Human behavioural study. The Vision Science Society meeting, Naples, Florida, Journal of Vision.
  • Casteau, S. & Vitu, F. (2011). Mapping the distribution of neural activity in humans’ oculomotor centres: A behavioural study. 16th European Conference on Eye Movements, Marseille, France, Journal of Eye Movement Research.
  • Casteau, S. & Vitu, F. (2011). The uncertainty of target location: A tool to explore the neural mechanisms involved in the computation of vertical saccades in humans. 11th European Conference on Visual Perception, Toulouse, France, Perception.
  • Casteau, S. & Vitu, F. (2010). An attempt to generate vertical saccades with pairs of contralateral stimuli. 33rd European Conference on Visual Perception, Lausanne, Switzerland, Perception.

Journal Article