Robert P. O'Shea

1988-2009 Psychology University of Otago, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand 
 2009- Psychology Southern Cross University, East Lismore, New South Wales, Australia 
 2015-2018 Psychology Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia, Australia 
 2018- Institute for Psychology Leipzig University, Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany 
Vision, vision research, binocular vision, visual consciousness, cognitive neuroscience
"Robert O'Shea"

I was awarded BSc and PhD degrees in Psychology from the University of Queensland. My doctoral dissertation on binocular rivalry was supervised by Boris Crassini. In 1983, I left Australia's fair shores for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship with Peter Dodwell in the Department of Psychology at Queen's University. There followed two years of another Postdoctoral Fellowship with Randolph Blake at Northwestern University, and a year with Don Mitchell at Dalhousie University. In 1988, I took up a Lectureship (= Assistant Professorship) in the Department of Psychology at University of Otago. In 1996, I was promoted to Senior Lecturer (= Associate Professor). In 2009, I was appointed Professor of Psychology at Southern Cross University (SCU). In 2015, I was appointed as a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Psychology and Exercise Science at Murdoch University. From May 2015 to 2020, I was an Adjunct Professor in the School of Health and Human Sciences at Southern Cross University. In 2018, I began a Guest Scientist position in the Institute of Psychology, Leipzig University. In 2019, I began a Senior Researcher position at Leipzig University, writing and teaching a course in scientific writing for PhD students in The Max Planck Graduate School of Cognition. In 2020, I resumed my Guest Scientist at Leipzig University and taught another writing course in The Max Planck Graduate School of Cognition. At the end of 2021, I was appointed as Honorary Professor of the History of Psychology at Leipzig University.
I have had five study leaves, one at Center for Visual Science at University of Rochester working with David Williams, one at the Vision Sciences Laboratory of Harvard University working with Patrick Cavanagh, one at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at Dartmouth College working with Paul Corballis, and two at University of Leipzig working with Erich Schröger. For all of 2014, I reduced my commitment to 0.2 to enable me to go to University of Leipzig for a year to support my partner, Urte Roeber, who resumed her Assistant Professorship at University of Leipzig.
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Ray Over grad student 1974-1975 University of Queensland (Neurotree)
 (PhD, "Stimulus determinants of binocular rivalry". Source:
Ray Pike grad student 1975-1975 University of Queensland (Neurotree)
 (PhD, "Stimulus determinants of binocular rivalry". Source:
Boris U. Crassini grad student 1976-1982 University of Queensland (Neurotree)
 (PhD, "Stimulus determinants of binocular rivalry". Source:
Peter Dodwell post-doc 1983-1984 Queens University (Neurotree)
Randolph Blake post-doc 1985-1986 Northwestern (Neurotree)
Donald E. Mitchell research scientist 1987-1987 Dalhousie University (Neurotree)
Erich Schröger research scientist 2019-2020 University of Leipzig (Neurotree)


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Malcolm Handley research assistant 1998-1999 University of Otago (Neurotree)
R. Seini O'Connor research assistant 2001-2002 University of Otago (EduTree)
Marthinus Bekker research assistant 2007-2008 University of Otago (Neurotree)
James R. E. Dignan grad student 1995-1997 University of Otago (Neurotree)
Donovan Garth Govan grad student 1995-1997 University of Otago (Neurotree)
Abigail Squire grad student 1996-1997 University of Otago (Neurotree)
Todd Gracia grad student 2003-2006 University of Otago (Neurotree)
Donovan Garth Govan grad student 2000-2007 University of Otago (Neurotree)
Rajneesh Roy grad student 2006-2007 University of Otago (Neurotree)
Rishi Bhardwaj grad student 2006-2009 University of Otago (Neurotree)
Shane Gregory Blackburn grad student 1990-2011 University of Otago (Neurotree)
Bradley N. Jack grad student 2011-2016 Southern Cross University (Neurotree)
Alie G. Male grad student 2015-2019 Murdoch University (Perth, Australia) (Neurotree)
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Male AG, O'Shea RP, Schröger E, et al. (2020) The quest for the genuine visual mismatch negativity (vMMN): Event-related potential indications of deviance detection for low-level visual features. Psychophysiology. e13576
Jack BN, Roeber U, O'Shea RP. (2017) Do early neural correlates of visual consciousness show the oblique effect? A binocular rivalry and event-related potential study. Plos One. 12: e0188979
O'Shea RP, Roeber U, Wade NJ. (2017) On the Discovery of Monocular Rivalry by Tscherning in 1898: Translation and Review. I-Perception. 8: 2041669517743523
O'Shea RP, Roeber U, Wade NJ. (2017) Gottfried Wilhelm Osann (1833, 1836) on Simultaneous Color Contrast: Translation and Commentary. I-Perception. 8: 2041669517717755
Jack BN, Widmann A, O'Shea RP, et al. (2017) Brain activity from stimuli that are not perceived: Visual mismatch negativity during binocular rivalry suppression. Psychophysiology
Jack BN, Roeber U, O'Shea RP. (2015) We make predictions about eye of origin of visual input: Visual mismatch negativity from binocular rivalry. Journal of Vision. 15: 9
O'Shea RP. (2015) Refractoriness about adaptation. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 9: 38
O'Shea RP, Chandler NP, Roy R. (2013) Dentists make larger holes in teeth than they need to if the teeth present a visual illusion of size. Plos One. 8: e77343
O'Shea RP, Kornmeier J, Roeber U. (2013) Predicting visual consciousness electrophysiologically from intermittent binocular rivalry. Plos One. 8: e76134
Jack BN, O'Shea RP, Cottrell D, et al. (2013) Does the ventriloquist illusion assist selective listening? Journal of Experimental Psychology. Human Perception and Performance. 39: 1496-502
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