Dr David Simmons

  • Lecturer (Psychology)

CONSULTATION HOURS: Thursdays 10 am-12 noon

Research interests

I have spent most of my academic career researching visual perception. My early work (D.Phil. thesis) was on stereo vision, combined with aspects of basic spatial vision like contrast sensitivity. I subsequently worked on visual texture and curvature perception (with David Foster) and then the combination of colour and stereo vision (with Fred Kingdom). Since returning to the UK in 1995, my research interests have broadened considerably to include visual aesthetics (especially the link between colour and emotion), visual appearance (in particular how best to characterize post-surgical facial scarring), synaesthesia and, my current main focus, perception in Autism Spectrum Disorders. This latter interest has resulted in work on "sub-group" committees of the Scottish Government's "Scottish Strategy for Autism" and I am now a member of the editorial boards of the journals "Perception/i-Perception" and "The Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders".


Publications

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Number of items: 45.

2018

Simmons, D. R. and Todorova, G. K. (2018) Local versus global processing in autism: special section editorial. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, (doi:10.1007/s10803-017-3452-2) (PMID:29380272) (Early Online Publication)

Robertson, A. E. and Simmons, D. (2018) The relationship between self-reported sensory experiences and autistic traits in the general population: a mixed methods analysis. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, (doi:10.1177/1088357616667589) (Early Online Publication)

2017

Zakari, H. M., Poyade, M. and Simmons, D. (2017) Sinbad and the magic cure: a serious game for children with ASD and auditory hypersensitivity. In: Dias, J., Santos, P. and Veltkamp, R. (eds.) Games and Learning Alliance: 6th International Conference, GALA 2017, Lisbon, Portugal, December 5–7, 2017, Proceedings. Series: Lecture notes in computer science (10653). Springer: Cham, pp. 54-63. ISBN 9783319719399 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-71940-5_5)

2016

Burns, A., Hough, C. and Simmons, D. (2016) An experiment in public engagement with the Cognitive Toponymy project. In: Hough, C. and Izdebska, D. (eds.) Names and Their Environment: Proceedings of the 25th International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, Glasgow, 25-29 August 2014. University of Glasgow: Glasgow, pp. 120-129. ISBN 0852619472

2015

Szymanek, L. and Simmons, D. (2015) The Effectiveness of Augmented Reality in Enhancing the Experience of Visual Impact Assessment for Wind Turbine Development. In: 38th European Conference on Visual Perception, Liverpool, England, 23-27 Aug 2015, (doi:10.7490/f1000research.1110764.1) (Unpublished)

Simmons, D. and Milne, E. (2015) Response to Davis and Plaisted-Grant: low or high endogenous neural noise in autism spectrum disorder? Autism, 19(3), pp. 363-364. (doi:10.1177/1362361314557683) (PMID:25488003)

Robertson, A. E. and Simmons, D. R. (2015) The sensory experiences of adults with autism spectrum disorder: a qualitative analysis. Perception, 44(5), pp. 569-586. (doi:10.1068/p7833)

2014

Bell, A., Lo, T.-W. R., Brown, D. , Bowman, A. W. , Siebert, J. P., Simmons, D. R. , Millett, D. T. and Ayoub, A. F. (2014) Three-dimensional assessment of facial appearance following surgical repair of unilateral cleft lip and palate. Cleft Palate: Craniofacial Journal, 51(4), pp. 462-471. (doi:10.1597/12-140)

Moos, A., Simmons, D. R. and Smith, R. (2014) Synaesthetic associations: exploring the colours of voices. In: Anderson, W., Biggam, C., Hough, C. and Kay, C. (eds.) Colour studies: A broad spectrum. John Benjamins, pp. 352-365. ISBN 9789027212191 (doi:10.1075/z.191.23moo)

Moos, A., Smith, R., Miller, S. R. and Simmons, D. R. (2014) Cross-modal associations in synaesthesia: vowel colours in the ear of the beholder. i-Perception, 5(2), pp. 132-142. (doi:10.1068/i0626)

2013

Moos, A., Simmons, D. , Simner, J. and Smith, R. (2013) Color and texture associations in voice-induced synesthesia. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, p. 568. (doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00568)

Robertson, A.E. and Simmons, D.R. (2013) The relationship between sensory sensitivity and autistic traits in the general population. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43(4), pp. 775-784. (doi:10.1007/s10803-012-1608-7)

Millar, K., Bell, A., Bowman, A. , Brown, . , Lo, T.-W., Siebert, J.P., Simmons, D. and Ayoub, A. (2013) Psychological status as a function of residual scarring and facial asymmetry after surgical repair of cleft lip and palate. Cleft Palate: Craniofacial Journal, 49(6), pp. 150-157. (doi:10.1597/10-222)

Pollick, F. , Jola, C., Petrini, K., McKay, L., McAleer, P. , Jang, S.H., MacLeod, C. and Simmons, D. (2013) Experience and the perception of biological motion. In: Johnson, K.L. and Shiffrar, M. (eds.) People Watching: Social, Perceptual, and Neuophysiological Studies of Body Perception. Series: Oxford series in visual cognition. Oxford University Press: New York, NY, USA, pp. 139-158. ISBN 9780195393705

Simmons, D. (2013) Perception and the senses. In: Comer, R., Gould, E. and Furnham, A. (eds.) Psychology. John Wiley & Sons: Chichester, UK, pp. 165-200. ISBN 9781119941262

2012

McKay, L. S., Simmons, D. R. , McAleer, P. , Marojoram, D., Piggot, J. and Pollick, F. E. (2012) Do distinct atypical cortical networks process biological motion information in adults with Autism Spectrum disorders? NeuroImage, 59(2), pp. 1524-1533. (doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.08.033) (PMID:21888982)

Salimun, C., Purchase, H.C. and Simmons, D. (2012) Visual aesthetics in computer interface design: does it matter? In: 34th European Conference on Visual Perception, Toulouse, France, 28 Aug-1 Sept 2011,

Simmons, D. and Toal, E. (2012) Autism, attention-deficit/heyperactivity disorder, and ocular disease. In: Wright, K.W. and Strube, Y.N.J. (eds.) Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Oxford University Press: New York, NY, USA, pp. 118-131. ISBN 9780199857012

2011

Ayoub, A. , Bell, A., Simmons, D. , Bowman, A. , Brown, D. , Lo, T.-W. and Xiao, Y. (2011) 3D assessment of lip scarring and residual dysmorphology following surgical repair of cleft lip and palate: a preliminary study. Cleft Palate: Craniofacial Journal, 48(4), pp. 379-387. (doi:10.1597/10-057)

Smith, R., Moos, A., Cartwright-Hignett, W. and Simmons, D. (2011) Towards a phonetically-rich account of speech-sound > colour synaesthesia. In: Biggam, C., Hough, C., Simmons, D. and Kay, C. (eds.) New Directions in Colour Studies. John Benjamin, pp. 319-328. ISBN 9789027211880

Biggam, C.P., Hough, C.A., Kay, C.J. and Simmons, D.R. (Eds.) (2011) New Directions in Colour Studies. John Benjamins: Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ISBN 9789027211880

Moos, A., Simmons, D. and Smith, R. (2011) Voice quality perceptions by synaesthetes, phoneticians and controls. In: 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS XVII), Hong Kong, 17-21 Aug 2011, pp. 1426-1429.

Simmons, D. (2011) Colour and emotion. In: Biggam, C.P. (ed.) New Directions in Colour Studies. John Benjamins Publishing Company: Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 395-413. ISBN 9789027211880

2010

Salimun, C., Purchase, H.C., Simmons, D. and Brewster, S. (2010) The effect of aesthetically pleasing composition on visual search performance. In: 6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Extending Boundaries, Reykjavik, Iceland, 16-20 Oct, 2010, pp. 422-431. ISBN 9781605589343 (doi:10.1145/1868914.1868963)

Salimun, C., Purchase, H. C., Simmons, D. R. and Brewster, S. (2010) Preference ranking of screen layout principles. In: Proceedings of BCS HCI 2010, Dundee, UK, pp. 81-87. ISBN 9781780171302

Swingler, M.V. and Simmons, D.R. (2010) Applying the principles of perception to everyday experiences: a night out on the town. Practice and Evidence of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 5(2), pp. 61-74.

2009

Simmons, D.R. , Robertson, A.E., McKay, L.S., Toal, E., McAleer, P. and Pollick, F.E. (2009) Vision in autism spectrum disorders. Vision Research, 49(22), pp. 2705-2739. (doi:10.1016/j.visres.2009.08.005)

McKay, L. S., Simmons, D. R. , McAleer, P. and Pollick, F. E. (2009) Contribution of configuration information in a direction discrimination task: evidence using a novel masking paradigm. Vision Research, 49(20), pp. 2503-2508. (doi:10.1016/j.visres.2009.08.008) (PMID:19682487)

2007

Simmons, D.R. , McKay, L., McAleer, P., Toal, E., Robertson, A. and Pollick, F.E. (2007) Neural noise and autism spectrum disorders. Perception, 36, pp. 119-120.

2005

Edwards, M., Macpherson, L.M., Simmons, D.R. , Gilmour, W.H. and Stephen, K.W. (2005) An assessment of teenagers' perceptions of dental fluorosis using digital simulation and web-based testing. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 33(4), pp. 298-306. (doi:10.1111/j.1600-0528.2005.00228.x)

Simmons, D. (2005) The binocular combination of chromatic contrast. Perception, 34, pp. 1035-1042. (doi:10.1068/p5279)

2004

Champion, R., Brenner, E., Mamassian, P. and Simmons, D. (2004) No evidence for sequential effects of the interaction of stereo and motion cues in judgements of perceived shape. Vision Research, 44, pp. 483-487. (doi:10.1016/j.visres.2003.10.003)

Champion, R., Simmons, D. and Mamassian, P. (2004) The influence of object size and surface shape on shape constancy from stereo. Perception, 33, pp. 237-247. (doi:10.1068/p5173)

2002

Simmons, D. and Kingdom, F. (2002) Interactions between chromatic- and luminance-contrast-sensitive stereopsis mechanisms. Vision Research, 42, pp. 1535-1545.

1999

Kingdom, F.A., Simmons, D.R. and Rainville, S. (1999) On the apparent collapse of stereopsis in random-dot-stereograms at isoluminance. Vision Research, 39(12), pp. 2127-2141.

1998

Kingdom, F.A. and Simmons, D.R. (1998) The missing-fundamental illusion at isoluminance. Perception, 27(12), pp. 1451-1460.

Simmons, D.R. (1998) The minimum contrast requirements for stereopsis. Perception, 27(11), pp. 1333-1343.

Simmons, D.R. and Kingdom, F.A. (1998) Interactions between chromatic and achromatic stereopsis mechanisms. Supplement to Perception(27), p. 21.

Simmons, D.R. and Kingdom, F.A. (1998) On the binocular summation of chromatic contrast. Vision Research, 38(8), pp. 1063-1071.

Wells, A.T., Knox, P.C. and Simmons, D.R. (1998) Vergence eye movements and stereopsis with brief-duration stimuli. Supplement to Perception(27), p. 108.

1997

Simmons, D.R. and Kingdom, F.A. (1997) On the independence of chromatic and achromatic stereopsis mechanisms. Vision Research, 37(10), pp. 1271-1280.

Wells, A.T. and Simmons, D.R. (1997) The influence of first-order orientation information on second-order stereopsis. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science(38),

1996

Kingdom, F.A. and Simmons, D.R. (1996) Stereoacuity and colour contrast. Vision Research, 36(9), pp. 1311-1319.

1995

Simmons, D.R. and Kingdom, F.A. (1995) Differences between stereopsis with isoluminant and isochromatic stimuli. Journal of the Optical Society of America, 12(10), pp. 2094-2104.

1994

Simmons, D.R. and Kingdom, F.A. (1994) Contrast thresholds for stereoscopic depth identification with isoluminant and isochromatic stimuli. Vision Research, 34(22), pp. 2971-2982.

This list was generated on Wed Aug 15 10:21:05 2018 BST.
Number of items: 45.

Articles

Simmons, D. R. and Todorova, G. K. (2018) Local versus global processing in autism: special section editorial. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, (doi:10.1007/s10803-017-3452-2) (PMID:29380272) (Early Online Publication)

Robertson, A. E. and Simmons, D. (2018) The relationship between self-reported sensory experiences and autistic traits in the general population: a mixed methods analysis. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, (doi:10.1177/1088357616667589) (Early Online Publication)

Simmons, D. and Milne, E. (2015) Response to Davis and Plaisted-Grant: low or high endogenous neural noise in autism spectrum disorder? Autism, 19(3), pp. 363-364. (doi:10.1177/1362361314557683) (PMID:25488003)

Robertson, A. E. and Simmons, D. R. (2015) The sensory experiences of adults with autism spectrum disorder: a qualitative analysis. Perception, 44(5), pp. 569-586. (doi:10.1068/p7833)

Bell, A., Lo, T.-W. R., Brown, D. , Bowman, A. W. , Siebert, J. P., Simmons, D. R. , Millett, D. T. and Ayoub, A. F. (2014) Three-dimensional assessment of facial appearance following surgical repair of unilateral cleft lip and palate. Cleft Palate: Craniofacial Journal, 51(4), pp. 462-471. (doi:10.1597/12-140)

Moos, A., Smith, R., Miller, S. R. and Simmons, D. R. (2014) Cross-modal associations in synaesthesia: vowel colours in the ear of the beholder. i-Perception, 5(2), pp. 132-142. (doi:10.1068/i0626)

Moos, A., Simmons, D. , Simner, J. and Smith, R. (2013) Color and texture associations in voice-induced synesthesia. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, p. 568. (doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00568)

Robertson, A.E. and Simmons, D.R. (2013) The relationship between sensory sensitivity and autistic traits in the general population. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43(4), pp. 775-784. (doi:10.1007/s10803-012-1608-7)

Millar, K., Bell, A., Bowman, A. , Brown, . , Lo, T.-W., Siebert, J.P., Simmons, D. and Ayoub, A. (2013) Psychological status as a function of residual scarring and facial asymmetry after surgical repair of cleft lip and palate. Cleft Palate: Craniofacial Journal, 49(6), pp. 150-157. (doi:10.1597/10-222)

McKay, L. S., Simmons, D. R. , McAleer, P. , Marojoram, D., Piggot, J. and Pollick, F. E. (2012) Do distinct atypical cortical networks process biological motion information in adults with Autism Spectrum disorders? NeuroImage, 59(2), pp. 1524-1533. (doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.08.033) (PMID:21888982)

Ayoub, A. , Bell, A., Simmons, D. , Bowman, A. , Brown, D. , Lo, T.-W. and Xiao, Y. (2011) 3D assessment of lip scarring and residual dysmorphology following surgical repair of cleft lip and palate: a preliminary study. Cleft Palate: Craniofacial Journal, 48(4), pp. 379-387. (doi:10.1597/10-057)

Swingler, M.V. and Simmons, D.R. (2010) Applying the principles of perception to everyday experiences: a night out on the town. Practice and Evidence of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 5(2), pp. 61-74.

Simmons, D.R. , Robertson, A.E., McKay, L.S., Toal, E., McAleer, P. and Pollick, F.E. (2009) Vision in autism spectrum disorders. Vision Research, 49(22), pp. 2705-2739. (doi:10.1016/j.visres.2009.08.005)

McKay, L. S., Simmons, D. R. , McAleer, P. and Pollick, F. E. (2009) Contribution of configuration information in a direction discrimination task: evidence using a novel masking paradigm. Vision Research, 49(20), pp. 2503-2508. (doi:10.1016/j.visres.2009.08.008) (PMID:19682487)

Simmons, D.R. , McKay, L., McAleer, P., Toal, E., Robertson, A. and Pollick, F.E. (2007) Neural noise and autism spectrum disorders. Perception, 36, pp. 119-120.

Edwards, M., Macpherson, L.M., Simmons, D.R. , Gilmour, W.H. and Stephen, K.W. (2005) An assessment of teenagers' perceptions of dental fluorosis using digital simulation and web-based testing. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 33(4), pp. 298-306. (doi:10.1111/j.1600-0528.2005.00228.x)

Simmons, D. (2005) The binocular combination of chromatic contrast. Perception, 34, pp. 1035-1042. (doi:10.1068/p5279)

Champion, R., Brenner, E., Mamassian, P. and Simmons, D. (2004) No evidence for sequential effects of the interaction of stereo and motion cues in judgements of perceived shape. Vision Research, 44, pp. 483-487. (doi:10.1016/j.visres.2003.10.003)

Champion, R., Simmons, D. and Mamassian, P. (2004) The influence of object size and surface shape on shape constancy from stereo. Perception, 33, pp. 237-247. (doi:10.1068/p5173)

Simmons, D. and Kingdom, F. (2002) Interactions between chromatic- and luminance-contrast-sensitive stereopsis mechanisms. Vision Research, 42, pp. 1535-1545.

Kingdom, F.A., Simmons, D.R. and Rainville, S. (1999) On the apparent collapse of stereopsis in random-dot-stereograms at isoluminance. Vision Research, 39(12), pp. 2127-2141.

Kingdom, F.A. and Simmons, D.R. (1998) The missing-fundamental illusion at isoluminance. Perception, 27(12), pp. 1451-1460.

Simmons, D.R. (1998) The minimum contrast requirements for stereopsis. Perception, 27(11), pp. 1333-1343.

Simmons, D.R. and Kingdom, F.A. (1998) Interactions between chromatic and achromatic stereopsis mechanisms. Supplement to Perception(27), p. 21.

Simmons, D.R. and Kingdom, F.A. (1998) On the binocular summation of chromatic contrast. Vision Research, 38(8), pp. 1063-1071.

Wells, A.T., Knox, P.C. and Simmons, D.R. (1998) Vergence eye movements and stereopsis with brief-duration stimuli. Supplement to Perception(27), p. 108.

Simmons, D.R. and Kingdom, F.A. (1997) On the independence of chromatic and achromatic stereopsis mechanisms. Vision Research, 37(10), pp. 1271-1280.

Wells, A.T. and Simmons, D.R. (1997) The influence of first-order orientation information on second-order stereopsis. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science(38),

Kingdom, F.A. and Simmons, D.R. (1996) Stereoacuity and colour contrast. Vision Research, 36(9), pp. 1311-1319.

Simmons, D.R. and Kingdom, F.A. (1995) Differences between stereopsis with isoluminant and isochromatic stimuli. Journal of the Optical Society of America, 12(10), pp. 2094-2104.

Simmons, D.R. and Kingdom, F.A. (1994) Contrast thresholds for stereoscopic depth identification with isoluminant and isochromatic stimuli. Vision Research, 34(22), pp. 2971-2982.

Book Sections

Zakari, H. M., Poyade, M. and Simmons, D. (2017) Sinbad and the magic cure: a serious game for children with ASD and auditory hypersensitivity. In: Dias, J., Santos, P. and Veltkamp, R. (eds.) Games and Learning Alliance: 6th International Conference, GALA 2017, Lisbon, Portugal, December 5–7, 2017, Proceedings. Series: Lecture notes in computer science (10653). Springer: Cham, pp. 54-63. ISBN 9783319719399 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-71940-5_5)

Burns, A., Hough, C. and Simmons, D. (2016) An experiment in public engagement with the Cognitive Toponymy project. In: Hough, C. and Izdebska, D. (eds.) Names and Their Environment: Proceedings of the 25th International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, Glasgow, 25-29 August 2014. University of Glasgow: Glasgow, pp. 120-129. ISBN 0852619472

Moos, A., Simmons, D. R. and Smith, R. (2014) Synaesthetic associations: exploring the colours of voices. In: Anderson, W., Biggam, C., Hough, C. and Kay, C. (eds.) Colour studies: A broad spectrum. John Benjamins, pp. 352-365. ISBN 9789027212191 (doi:10.1075/z.191.23moo)

Pollick, F. , Jola, C., Petrini, K., McKay, L., McAleer, P. , Jang, S.H., MacLeod, C. and Simmons, D. (2013) Experience and the perception of biological motion. In: Johnson, K.L. and Shiffrar, M. (eds.) People Watching: Social, Perceptual, and Neuophysiological Studies of Body Perception. Series: Oxford series in visual cognition. Oxford University Press: New York, NY, USA, pp. 139-158. ISBN 9780195393705

Simmons, D. (2013) Perception and the senses. In: Comer, R., Gould, E. and Furnham, A. (eds.) Psychology. John Wiley & Sons: Chichester, UK, pp. 165-200. ISBN 9781119941262

Simmons, D. and Toal, E. (2012) Autism, attention-deficit/heyperactivity disorder, and ocular disease. In: Wright, K.W. and Strube, Y.N.J. (eds.) Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Oxford University Press: New York, NY, USA, pp. 118-131. ISBN 9780199857012

Smith, R., Moos, A., Cartwright-Hignett, W. and Simmons, D. (2011) Towards a phonetically-rich account of speech-sound > colour synaesthesia. In: Biggam, C., Hough, C., Simmons, D. and Kay, C. (eds.) New Directions in Colour Studies. John Benjamin, pp. 319-328. ISBN 9789027211880

Simmons, D. (2011) Colour and emotion. In: Biggam, C.P. (ed.) New Directions in Colour Studies. John Benjamins Publishing Company: Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 395-413. ISBN 9789027211880

Edited Books

Biggam, C.P., Hough, C.A., Kay, C.J. and Simmons, D.R. (Eds.) (2011) New Directions in Colour Studies. John Benjamins: Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ISBN 9789027211880

Conference Proceedings

Szymanek, L. and Simmons, D. (2015) The Effectiveness of Augmented Reality in Enhancing the Experience of Visual Impact Assessment for Wind Turbine Development. In: 38th European Conference on Visual Perception, Liverpool, England, 23-27 Aug 2015, (doi:10.7490/f1000research.1110764.1) (Unpublished)

Salimun, C., Purchase, H.C. and Simmons, D. (2012) Visual aesthetics in computer interface design: does it matter? In: 34th European Conference on Visual Perception, Toulouse, France, 28 Aug-1 Sept 2011,

Moos, A., Simmons, D. and Smith, R. (2011) Voice quality perceptions by synaesthetes, phoneticians and controls. In: 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS XVII), Hong Kong, 17-21 Aug 2011, pp. 1426-1429.

Salimun, C., Purchase, H.C., Simmons, D. and Brewster, S. (2010) The effect of aesthetically pleasing composition on visual search performance. In: 6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Extending Boundaries, Reykjavik, Iceland, 16-20 Oct, 2010, pp. 422-431. ISBN 9781605589343 (doi:10.1145/1868914.1868963)

Salimun, C., Purchase, H. C., Simmons, D. R. and Brewster, S. (2010) Preference ranking of screen layout principles. In: Proceedings of BCS HCI 2010, Dundee, UK, pp. 81-87. ISBN 9781780171302

This list was generated on Wed Aug 15 10:21:05 2018 BST.

Supervision

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