Gregory Francis

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:

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.

Francis, G. (2013). We should focus on the biases that matter: A reply to commentaries. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 57, 190-195.

Francis, G. (2013). Replication, statistical consistency, and publication bias. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 57, 153-169.

Francis, G. (2013). We don't need replication, but we do need more data. European Journal of Personality, 27, 125-126.

Francis, G. (2013). Publication bias in \Red, Rank, and Romance in Women Viewing Men" by Elliot et al. (2010). Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 142, 292-296.

Francis, G., Tanzman, J. & Matthews, W. J. (2014). Excess success for psychology articles in the journal Science, PLOS One, 9(12): e114255. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0114255.

Francis, G. (2014). Too much success for recent groundbreaking epigenetic experiments. Genetics, 198(2), 449-451.

Francis, G. (2014). The frequency of excess success for articles in Psychological Science. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21, 1180-1187.

Clarke, A. M., Herzog, M. H. & Francis, G. (2014). Visual crowding illustrates the inadequacy of local versus global and feedforward versus feedback distinctions in modelling visual perception. Frontiers in Psychology: Perception Science, 5, 1193.

Francis, G. (2015). Contour erasure and filling-in: Old simulations account for most new observations. i-Perception, 6(2), 116--126. doi:10.1068/i0684

Manassi, M. Hermens, F., Francis, G. & Herzog, M. H. (2015). Release of crowding by pattern completion. Journal of Vision, 15, 1-15. doi: 10.1167/15.8.16

Francis, G. (2015). Excess success for three related papers on racial bias, Frontiers in Psychology: Personality and Social Psychology, 6, 512. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00512

Francis, G. (2016). Confirming the appearance of excess success: Reply to van Boxtel and Koch (2016), Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 23, 2010-2013.

Francis, G. (2016). Implications of “too good to be true” for replication, theoretical claims, and experimental design: An example using prominent studies of racial bias, Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01382.

Zhang, X., Fang, K. & Francis, G. (2016). How to optimize switch virtual keyboards to trade off speed and accuracy. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications. 1: 6. doi:10.1186/s41235-016-0007-6.

Francis, G. (2017). Equivalent statistics and data interpretation, Behavior Research Methods, 49(4), 1524-1538.

Francis, G. & Clarke, A. M. (2017). Electronic response to Zelano et al. Nasal Respiration Entrains Human Limbic Oscillations and Modulates Cognitive Function Journal of Neuroscience, 36 (49) 12448-12467. 

Francis, G., Manassi, M. & Herzog, M.H. (2017). Neural dynamics of grouping and segmentation explain properties of visual crowding. Psychological Review, 124(4), 483-504.

Grzeczkowski, L., Clarke, A., Francis, G. & Herzog, M. H. (2017). About individual differences in vision Vision Research, 141, 282-292.

Stettler, M. & Francis, G.  (2018). Using a model of human visual perception to improve deep learning. Neural Networks, 104, 40-49.

Francis, G. (2018). Excess success for a study on visual search and autism: Motivation to change how scientists analyze data. In E. B. Torres and C. Whyatt (Eds.) Autism: The Movement Sensing Perspective. CRC Press. 

Francis, G. (2018). The various roles of replication in scientific research. In V. Zeigler-Hill and  T. Shackelford (Eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Personality and Individual Differences: Part 2 Research Strategies for Studying Personality and Individual Differences. SAGE.

Gregory Francis

Professor, Cognitive Psychology and Mathematical & Computational Cognitive Science

Mailing Address:
Department of Psychological Sciences
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