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Psychological Sciences Faculty

Gregory FrancisGregory Francis

Professor, Cognitive and Mathematical and Computational Cognitive Science

Mailing Address:
Department of Psychological Sciences
Purdue University
703 Third Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2081 USA

Campus Address:
Psychological Sciences, Room 3174

E-mail: gfrancis@psych.purdue.edu
Telephone: (765) 494-6934
Website: http://www2.psych.purdue.edu/%7Egfrancis/home.html


Degree: Ph.D. Boston University, 1993

Research Interests:

Computational models of perception, especially dynamic vision, and their application to human factors design problems. Experimental methods and publication bias.

Recent Publications:

Dombrowe, I., Hermens, F., Francis, G. & Herzog, M. H. (2009). The roles of mask luminance and perceptual grouping in visual backward masking. Journal of Vision, 9(11):22, 1-11, http://journalofvision.org/9/11/22/, doi:10.1167/9.11.22.

Hermens, F., Herzog, M. H. & Francis, G. (2009). Combining simultaneous with temporal masking. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 35(4), 977-988.

Francis, G. (2009). Cortical dynamics of figure-ground segmentation: Shine-through. Vision Research, 49, 140-163.

Francis, G., Rash, C. E. & Russo, M. B. (2009). The human-machine interface challenge. In (Eds. C.E. Rash, M.B. Russo, T.R Letowski, & E.T. Schmeisser), Helmet-Mounted Displays: Sensory, Perceptual and Cognitive Issues. U. S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory: Fort Rucker, AL. pp. 29-44.

Francis, G. & Rash, C. E.  (2009). Cognitive factors. In (Eds. C.E. Rash, M.B. Russo, T.R Letowski, & E.T. Schmeisser), Helmet-Mounted Displays: Sensory, Perceptual and Cognitive Issues. U. S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory: Fort Rucker, AL. pp. 619-673.

Francis, G. & Wede, J. (2010). Properties of long-range illusory contours produced by offset-arcs. Perception, 30, 1466-1475.

Francis, G., Bias, K. & Shive, J. (2010). The psychological four color mapping problem. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 16, 109-123.

Francis, G. (2010). Modeling filling-in of afterimages. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 72, 19-22.

Francis, G. & Johnson, E.  (2011). Speed-accuracy tradeoffs in specialized keyboards.  International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 69, 526--538.

Kim. J. & Francis, G. (2011). Color selection, color capture, and afterimage filling-in.  Journal of Vision, 11(3):22, http://www.journalofvision.org/content/11/3/23/, doi:10.1167/11.3.23.

Ruter, J., Francis, G., Frehe, P., & Herzog, M. H. (2011). Testing dynamical models of vision.  Vision Research, 51, 343--351.

Francis, G., Neath, I. & Goodwin, S. (2011). Virtual Psychology Laboratory:  Wadsworth Publishing.

Francis, G. (2012). Publication bias and the failure of replication in experimental psychology. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 19, 975-991.

Francis, G. (2012). The psychology of replication and replication in psychology. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7, 580-589.

Shive, J. & Francis, G. (2012). Choosing colors for map display icons using models of visual search. Human Factors: The Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, doi: 10.1177/0018720812459341.

Francis, G. (2012). Evidence that publication bias contaminated studies relating social class and unethical behavior. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109: E1587.

Francis, G. (2012). Replication initiative: Beware misinterpretation. Science, 336 (6083), 802.

Francis, G. & Kim. J. (2012). Simulations of induced visual scene fading with boundary offset and filling-in. Vision Research, 62, 181-191.

Francis, G. (2012). Too good to be true: Publication bias in two prominent studies from experimental psychology. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 19, 151-156.

Francis, G. (2012). The same old New Look: Publication bias in a study of wishful seeing. i-Perception, 3, 176-178.