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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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,...

 

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Eye of the beholder: symmetry perception in social judgments based on whole body displays (with Jennifer Rees Brown and Rick van der Zwan), i-Perception (2012)

External bilateral symmetry is a biological marker of normal development and is considered a signal...

 

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The 1-2-3 Magic Program: implementation outcomes of an Australian pilot evaluation with school-aged children (with Erin L. Bailey, Rick van der Zwan, and Thomas W. Phelan), Child and Family Behaviour (2012)

This study served as a pilot evaluation of the efficacy of the 1-2-3 Magic Program...

 

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Aggression and violence in the ED: issues associated with the implementation of restraint and seclusion (with Rick van der Zwan, Lynn Davies, and Doug Andrews), Health Promotion Journal of Australia (2011)

A number of surveys have reported that those who work in emergency departments (EDs) experience...

 

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)
 

Conference publications

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)
 

Spatial neglect: a new technique for examining the neural correlates of visual processes involved in neglect (with Rick van der Zwan, R Daini, S Smith, Russell J. Reid, and C Quinn), Proceedings of 40th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society (2005)

Spatial neglect is a complex neurological syndrome in which patients appear to experience a variety...