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Dr Shumetha Kaur Sidhu | Lecturer in Psychology

Shumeta Kaur Sidhu Dr Shumetha Sidhu received her PhD from the University of Nottingham in 2020. Her thesis was in the field of human visual perception, specifically investigating the mechanisms of figure-ground segregation of orientation-based texture stimuli. She uses psychophysical paradigms, computational modelling, and eye-tracking techniques in her research to explore early vision in humans. Her current research area has extended to investigate the beneficial effects of nature scenes on cognition . Shumetha joined the School of Psychology & CLS at the University of Reading Malaysia in 2020, where she has since taught various psychology modules at an undergraduate level.


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Speciality areas

Vision Science

Highest qualification and awarding body

PhD in Psychology, University of Nottingham

UoRM programmes taught/supervised

PY1IPR Introduction to Psychological Research
PY2CBP Cognitive and Biological Psychology
PY2RMP Research Methods in Psychology
PY3VIP Visual Perception: Physiology, Psychophysics, and Psychology
PY3P Project

Research interests

Texture perception
Second-order processing
Ageing and vision
Vision and cognitive benefits

Current projects

How do we segregate foreground objects from a background purely by textural differences?
[Collaborator: Dr David Keeble, University of Nottingham]

Assessing age-related changes in second-order texture mechanisms.
[Collaborators: Dr Harriet Allen & Dr David Keeble, University of Nottingham]

What aspects of nature scenes improve cognitive abilities?
[Collaborators: Dr Poh Wei Lin, Heriot-Watt University]


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