Dr Anna Brooks, BPsych(Hons)(Sydney), PhD(JCU) 

Dr Anna Brooks is a Lecturer in the Department of Psychology and Co-director of the
Laboratory of Perceptual Processing at Southern Cross University. Her primary research
interests fall within the broad field of cognitive neuroscience and closing the
perception/action loop. Current research projects in which she is involved include
visual, auditory and multisensory processing of biological motion, empirical analyses of
parenting programs and patient management techniques in the mental health sector. 

Journal articles

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Hands as sex cues: sensitivity measures, male bias measures, and implications for sex perception mechanisms (with Justin M. Gaetano, Rick van der Zwan, and Duncan C. Blair), PLoS One (2014)

Sex perceptions, or more particularly, sex discriminations and sex categorisations, are high-value social behaviours. They...

 

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Seeing the world topsy-turvy: the primary role of kinematics in biological motion inversion effects (with Sue-Anne Fitzgerald, Rick van der Zwan, and Duncan C. Blair), i-Perception (2014)

Physical inversion of whole or partial human body representations typically has catastrophic consequences on the...

 

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Anne likes Alex but not Bob: what your name really says about you (with Rick van der Zwan), The Conversation: academic rigour, journalistic flair (2013)
 

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Explainer: what is cute aggression? (with Rick van der Zwan), The Conversation: academic rigour, journalistic flair (2013)
 

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Sex discriminations made on the basis of ambiguous visual cues can be affected by the presence of an olfactory cue (with Graeme Hacker and Rick van der Zwan), BMC Psychology (2013)

Background: Almost every interpersonal interaction is mediated by the sex of the individuals involved. Visual,...

 

Book chapters

Beyond sensation: current thinking on sensory pleasure (with Desiree Kozlowski and Rick van der Zwan), Current trends in experimental and applied psychology (2012)

Pleasure is something most of us value very highly. However, although we may spend considerable...

 

Perceiving other people on the basis of categorical multisensory data: towards a unified theory of person perception (with Justin M. Gaetano and Rick van der Zwan), Current trends in experimental and applied psychology (2012)

Perceiving others as distinct agents is a skill crucial to human social interaction, yet no...

 

Sex cues from biological motions (with Coralia MacHatch, Rick van der Zwan, Desiree Kozlowski, and Mitchell G. Longstaff), Current trends in experimental and applied psychology (2012)
 

Brain damage-induced dog phobia (with Rick van der Zwan and Olaf Blanke), Cases in psychology (2006)
 

Conferences

Sex discrimination: two dimensional hand representations suggest pan-stimulus effects (with Justin M. Gaetano, Rick van der Zwan, and Duncan C. Blair), Asia-Pacific Conference on Vision(APCV) (2011)
 

Auditory biological motion processing: the eyes alone don't have it! (with Lauren Bartsch, Rick van der Zwan, and David Cottrell), 42nd Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference, Brisbane, Qld., 25-29 September. (2007)
 

Concern about the use of the new ecological paradigm scale on Australian populations (with Whittle Hannah and Rick van der Zwan), 42nd Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference, Brisbane, Qld., 25-29 September. (2007)
 

Interhemispheric differences in processing biological motion cues (with Elena Clara, Alira Capararo, Coralia MacHatch, and Rick van der Zwan), 42nd Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference, Brisbane, Qld., 25-29 September. (2007)
 

Local and global cues are incorporated into perceptions of biological motion (with Russell J. Reid, Olaf Blanke, and Rick van der Zwan), 42nd Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference, Brisbane, Qld., 25-29 September. (2007)