Psychology

Tamaryn Menneer

BSc, PhD

Primary position:
Lecturer

Background

The University of Southampton

PhD in Computer Science - University of Exeter (Supervisor, Ajit Narayanan)

BSc in Cognitive Science - University of Exeter

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Publications

The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)

Article

Godwin, H.J., Menneer, T., Riggs, C.A., Cave, K.R. and Donnelly, N. (2014) Perceptual failures in the selection and identification of low-prevalence targets in relative prevalence visual search. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics (doi:10.3758/s13414-014-0762-8).
Mestry, Natalie, Menneer, Tamaryn, Wenger, Michael J., Benikos, Nicholas, McCarthy, Rosaleen A. and Donnelly, Nick (2014) The role of configurality in the Thatcher illusion: an ERP study. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 1-8. (doi:10.3758/s13423-014-0705-3). (PMID:25102929).
Godwin, H.J., Menneer, T., Cave, K.R., Thaibsyah, M. and Donnelly, N. (2014) The effects of increasing target prevalence on information-processing during visual search. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review (doi:10.3758/s13423-014-0686-2).
Godwin, H.J., Hout, M.C. and Menneer, T. (2014) Visual similarity is stronger than semantic similarity in guiding visual search for numbers. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21, (3), 689-695. (doi:10.3758/s13423-013-0547-4). (PMID:24347113).
Godwin, H.J., Reichle, E.D. and Menneer, T. (2014) Coarse-to-fine eye-movement behavior during visual search. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21, (5), 1244-1249. (doi:10.3758/s13423-014-0613-6).
Menneer, T., Stroud, Michael, J., Cave, Kyle R., Li, Xingshan, Godwin, H.J., Liversedge, Simon P. and Donnelly, Nick (2012) Search for two categories of target produces fewer fixations to target-color items. Journal of Experimental Psychology Applied, 18, (4), 404-418. (doi:10.1037/a0031032). (PMID:23294283).
Mestry, Natalie, Menneer, Tamaryn, Wenger, Michael, J. and Donnelly, Nick (2012) Identifying sources of configurality in three face processing tasks. Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 456. (doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00456 ).
Mestry, Natalie, Donnelly, Nick, Menneer, Tamaryn and McCarthy, Rosaleen A. (2012) Discriminating Thatcherised from typical faces in a case of prosopagnosia. Neuropsychologia, 50, 3410-3418. (doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2012.09.034).
Donnelly, Nick, Cornes, Katherine and Menneer, Tamaryn (2012) An examination of the processing capacity of features in the Thatcher illusion. Attention Perception & Psychophysics, 74, (7), 1475-1487. (doi:10.3758/s13414-012-0330-z). (PMID:22707354).
Stroud, Michael J., Menneer, Tamaryn, Cave, Kyle R. and Donnelly, Nick (2012) Using the dual-target cost to explore the nature of search target representations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 38, (1), 113-122. (doi:10.1037/a0025887 ). (PMID:22004194).
Stroud, M.J. , Menneer, T., Cave, K.R., Donnelly, N. and Rayner, K. (2011) Search for multiple targets of different colours: misguided eye movements reveal a reduction of colour selectivity. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 25, (6), 971-982.
Godwin, H.J., Menneer, T., Cave, K.R., Helman, S., Way, R.L. and Donnelly, N. (2010) The impact of Relative Prevalence on dual-target search for threat items from airport X-ray screening. Acta Psychologica, 134, (1), 79-84. (doi:10.1016/j.actpsy.2009.12.009).
Godwin, H.J., Menneer, T., Donnelly, N. and Cave, K.R. (2010) Dual-target search for high and low prevalence x-ray threat targets. Visual Cognition, 18, (10), 1439-1463. (doi:10.1080/13506285.2010.500605).
Menneer, T, Donnelly, N, Godwin, H. J. and Cave, K. R. (2010) High or low target prevalence increases the dual-target cost in visual search. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 16, (2), 133-144. (doi:10.1037/a0019569).
Menneer, Tamaryn, Cave, Kyle R. and Donnelly, Nick (2009) The cost of search for multiple targets: effects of practice and target similarity. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 15, (2), 125-139. (doi:10.1037/a0015331).
Hillstrom, Anne, Menneer, T., Donnelly, N. and Krokos, Mel (2008) Using gaze measures to diagnose what guides search in complex displays. Journal of Vision, 8, (6), 322. (doi:10.1167/8.6.322 ).
Menneer, Tamaryn, Barrett, Doug J.K., Phillips, Luke, Donnelly, Nick and Cave, Kyle R. (2007) Costs in searching for two targets: dividing search across target types could improve airport security screening. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 21, (7), 915-932. (doi:10.1002/acp.1305).
Welland, Michael, Donnelly, Nick and Menneer, Tammy (2006) Are we properly using our brains in seismic interpretation? The Leading Edge, 25, (2), 142-144. (doi:10.1190/1.2172303).
Menneer, Tammy, Phillips, Luke, Donnelly, Nick, Barrett, Doug J.K. and Cave, Kyle R. (2004) Search efficiency for multiple targets. Cognitive Technology, 9, (2), 22-25.
Narayanan, Ajit and Menneer, Tammy (2000) Quantum artificial neural networks: architectures and components. Information Sciences, 128, (3-4), 231-255. (doi:10.1016/S0020-0255(00)00055-4).

Book Section

Donnelly, N., Hadwin, J.A., Menneer, T. and Richards, H.J. (2010) The Use of Visual Search Paradigms to Understand Attentional Biases in Childhood Anxiety. In, Information Processing Biases and Anxiety: A Developmental Perspective. , John Wiley and Sons Ltd.
Menneer, T., Stroud, M.J., Cave, K.R., Donnelly, N. and Rayner, K. (2008) Eye movements in search for multiple targets. In, Rayner, Keith, Shen, Deli, Bai, Xuejun and Yan, Guoli (eds.) Cognitive and Cultural Influences on Eye Movements. London, UK, Psychology Press.
Donnelly, N., Cave, K.R., Welland, M. and Menneer, T. (2006) Breast screen, chicken sexing, and the search for oil: challenges for visual cognition. In, Allen, M.R., Goffey, G.P., Morgan, R.K. and Walker, I.M. (eds.) The Deliberate Search for the Stratigraphic Trap. London, UK, Geological Society of London, 43-55. (GSL Special Publications, 254).

Conference or Workshop Item

Mestry, Natalie, Menneer, Tamaryn, Wenger, Michael J., McCarthy, Rosaleen A. and Donnelly, Nick (2014) A possible marker of configural processing at the N170: converging evidence from typical participants and a case of prosopagnosia. At Vision Sciences Society , 1437. (doi:10.1167/14.10.1437).
Mestry, Natalie, Wenger, Michael J., Menneer, Tamaryn, Benikos, Nicholas and Donnelly, Nick (2013) Impacts of inversion and Thatcherisation on face processing: mapping between ERP and GRT. At Vision Sciences Society , 391. (doi:10.1167/13.9.391).
Mestry, Natalie, Menneer, Tamaryn, Godwin, Hayward, McCarthy, Rosaleen A. and Donnelly, Nick (2010) Are deficits in emotional face processing preventing perception of the Thatcher illusion in a case of prosopagnosia? At Vision Sciences Society Journal of Vision, 10, 588. (doi:10.1167/10.7.588 ).
Menneer, Tamaryn, Wenger, Michael and Blaha, Leslie (2009) Multiple methods of modeling and detecting perceptual and cognitive configurality. At 9th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling, Manchester - ICCM, Manchester, GB, 24 - 26 Jul 2009.
Donnelly, Nick, Menneer, Tamaryn, Cornes, Katherine, Mestry, Natalie and McCarthy, Rosaleen A. (2009) Detecting the Thatcher illusion in a case of prosopagnosia. At Vision Sciences Society Journal of Vision, 9, 557. (doi:10.1167/9.8.557).
Godwin, H.J., Menneer, T., Cave, K.R., Cutler, V. and Donnelly, N. (2009) The prevalence effect is imbalanced: it is stronger for high target presentation rates, than for low. At Vision Sciences Society Annual Conference, Naples Park, US,
Godwin, H.J., Donnelly, Nick, Liversedge, Simon P. and Menneer, T. (2009) Job design factors impacting the performance of screening personnel: improving the screening task using eye movements. At The Human Factors in Transport Security Academic Forum, Oxford, GB,
Godwin, H.J., Menneer, T. and Donnelly, Nick (2009) Job design factors impacting the performance of screening personnel: the optimisation of TIP rates. At The Human Factors in Transport Security Academic Forum, Oxford, GB,
Godwin, H.J., Menneer, T., Cave, K. R. and Donnelly, Nick (2008) First steps towards understanding visual search and environmental distraction. At British Psychological Society: Cognitive Section Annual Conference, Southampton, GB,
Godwin, H.J., Menneer, T., Way, R.L., Cave, K.R. and Donnelly, Nick (2008) Examining the cause of the target prevalence effect in visual search. At British Psychological Society: Cognitive Section Annual Conference, Southampton, GB,
Godwin, H.J., Menneer, T., Cave, K. R., Helman, S., Way, R. L. and Donnelly, Nick (2008) Don’t distract the searcher: search performance for X-ray security screening images is reduced with the addition of a simple mental arithmetic task. At Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting, Naples, US,
Godwin, H.J., Menneer, T., Helman, S. and Donnelly, Nick (2007) Investigating the impact of searching for multiple infrequent threat items upon visual search performance in X-ray baggage images. At The Human Factors in Transport Security Academic Forum, Oxford, GB,
Godwin, H.J., Menneer, T., Helman, S., Cave, K. R. and Donnelly, Nick (2007) In difficult visual search, high frequency targets are found at the expense of low frequency targets. At The Vision Sciences Society Annual Conference,
Donnelly, Nick, Menneer, T., Godwin, H.J., Stroud, M. and Cave, K. R. (2006) Searching for multiple items in X-ray baggage search. At InterTag, Zurich, Switzerland,

Monograph

Godwin, H.J., Reichle, Erik D. and Menneer, T. (2014) Influencing the probability of lag-2 revisits to examine oculomotor control during visual search. Southampton, GB, University of Southampton (In Press)
 

Research

Research Interests

My primary research areas are visual search, configural processing, and statistical and computational modelling. My current research projects include the improvement of visual search in airport security baggage screening, and the design and development of methods to model and detect perceptual configurality as determined by General Recognition Theory.

Primary research group:  Centre for Vision and Cognition (CVC)

Research projects

Visual search for multiple targets

Colour coding in digital displays

Emotion discrimination in anxiety and prosopagnosia

Configural processing

Visual search and the prevalence effect

Detecting threats in real-world environments

Responsibilities

I am a member of the Centre for Visual Cognition, and the Deputy Director of Student Support.

Teaching Responsibilities

I teach the first year undergraduate course, Research Methods and Data Analysis.

Contact

Dr Tamaryn Menneer
Building 44
Highfield Campus
University of Southampton
SO17 1BJ

Room Number: 44/4101

Telephone: (023) 8059 4599
Email: T.Menneer@soton.ac.uk