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Dr David Harris

Dr David Harris

Senior Research Fellow

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 Richards Building 

 

Richard's Building, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

Overview

I am a researcher in Psychology interested in skill acquisition, cognitive training and performance states (ranging from breakdowns under pressure to peak flow experiences). In particular, I am interested in the role of eye movements and visual attention in these areas. I have applied my research to a range on environments, including surgery, the military and gaming. My current work focuses on virtual reality and the impact that imparied, uncertain, or missing sensory information has on perception and action in virtual spaces. 

Research Specialisms

  • Predictive Processing theories of perception and action
  • Virtual reality
  • Eye tracking and computational modelling of eye movements
  • Cognitive training
  • Observational learning
  • Quiet eye
  • Flow states

Contact details and links to web pages

Qualifications

PhD, Psychology, University of Exeter 2014-2017 (Thesis - The role of attentional control in flow states)

MSc, Psychological Research Methods, University of Exeter, 2011-2012 (Distinction)

PGCE, Post-Compulsory Education, Oxford Brookes University, 2008-2009

BSc(Hons), Psychology, University of Nottingham, 2005-2008

 

Career

I completed my PhD in 2017 under the supervision of Prof Mark Wilson and Dr Sam Vine at Exeter, where I examined the state of flow and how visual attention contributes to peak performance states. Since then I have worked as a Research Associate with Dr Gavin Buckingham on a project examining observational learning in robotic surgery (2017) and held subsequent post-doctoral positions working on eye movement and cognitive training for the military (2018) and eye movement training for children with DCD (2018) with Prof Wilson and Dr Vine. In 2018 I was awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Post-doctoral Fellowship to examine the effectiveness of virtual reality for training cognitive skills in defence and counter-terror personnel. From 2020-2022 I worked across several applied projects funded by the UK Ministry of Defence and since May 2022 I have been funded by a Leverhulme Early Career fellowship to examine the unusual perceptual effects of virtual reality and their impact on perception and action. 

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Research

Research interests

Invited Talks

  • CONCAWE Novel Technologies in Refinery Safety Meeting. Brussels, May 2018. The role of virtual reality technologies in safety critical training (Keynote talk).
  • Meeting of Royal College of Surgeons. Exeter, March 2019. Accelerating motor skill acquisition in minimal-access surgery – lessons from eye-tracking and performance under pressure.
  • University of Hertfordshire School of Psychology seminar series. Hertfordshire, April 2019. The role of attention control in flow (Keynote talk).
  • Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics Flow Symposium. Frankfurt, June 2019. Examining attentional processes in flow.
  • UK Immersive Computing for Defence and Security. DSTL, St Albans, June 2019. Using Virtual Reality for training cognitive skills in counter terror policing.
  • University of St Mark and St John seminar series. Plymouth, October 2019. Examining attentional processes in flow.
  • International Policing Association conference on virtual reality. Cologne, October, 2019. Developing and testing virtual reality training for cognitive skills (Keynote talk).

 

Media coverage of my research

Choking in sport: https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2021/09/11/pressure-driven-meltdowns-are-surprisingly-common-in-elite-tennis

Choking in sport: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2021/sep/27/how-emma-raducanu-prevents-one-mistake-from-leading-to-another

Research projects

Bayesian uncertainty in virtual environments: effects on perception and action  This 3-year fellowship award is to study the effects of virtual environments on the human perceptual system and how virtual worlds affect the brain’s ability to make predictions about our own movements and the world around us.

Serapis Maximising the Impact of Immersive Technology for Training and Education – This work has tested a variety of VR training solutions for the Ministry of Defence and developed conceptual frameworks to guide their use.

Developing novel methods of adaptive virtual reality

Methods for design, development and testing of virtual environments

Evaluating virtual reality training of cognitive skills for counter terror policing

Audiences of the futureThis project examined the use of mixed reality technologies to improve user experiences of museums. 

Developing interventions for visuo-motor skill learning in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder

 

Research grants

  • 2022 Waterloo Trust
    Developing an immersive virtual reality pre-screening tool for DCD. (£60k)
  • 2021 Leverhulme Trust
    This 3-year fellowship award is to study the effects of virtual environments on the human perceptual system and how virtual worlds affect the brain’s ability to make predictions about our own movements and the world around us. (£421k)
  • 2020 Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
    This work has tested a variety of VR training solutions for the Ministry of Defence and developed conceptual frameworks to guide their use. (£222k)
  • 2020 Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
    This work has tested training interventions in the context of the military and policing. (£510k)
  • 2019 InnovateUK
    This project examines the use of mixed reality technologies to improve user experiences of museums, extending my work in VR development and validation into augmented reality. (£150k)
  • 2018 Royal Academy of Engineering
    -This Fellowship award from the Royal Academy of Engineering examined the effects of VR on cognition and developed evidenced based training interventions for the Metropolitan Police Counter Terror unit. (£200k)

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Harris D, Arthur T (In Press). Predictive eye movements are adjusted in a Bayes-optimal fashion in response to unexpectedly changing environmental probabilities. Cortex
Arthur T, Vine S, Buckingham G, Brosnan M, Wilson M, Harris D (2023). Testing predictive coding theories of autism spectrum disorder using models of active inference. PLoS Comput Biol, 19(9). Abstract.  Author URL.
Chinzara TT, Buckingham G, Harris DJ (2022). Transcranial direct current stimulation and sporting performance: a systematic review and meta-analysis of transcranial direct current stimulation effects on physical endurance, muscular strength and visuomotor skills. Eur J Neurosci, 55(2), 468-486. Abstract.  Author URL.
Arthur T, Harris D, Allen K, Naylor C, Wood G, Vine S, Wilson M, Tsaneva-Atanasova K, Buckingham G (2021). Visuo-motor attention during object interaction in children with developmental coordination disorder. Cortex Abstract.  Author URL.
Harris D, Wilson M, Vine S (2020). A critical analysis of the functional parameters of the quiet eye using immersive virtual reality. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, n/a, n/a-n/a.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Eysenck MW, Wilson MR (2019). To err again is human: exploring a bidirectional relationship between pressure and performance failure feedback. Anxiety Stress Coping, 32(6), 670-678. Abstract.  Author URL.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Harris D, North J, Runswick O (In Press). A Bayesian computational model to investigate expert anticipation of a seemingly unpredictable ball bounce. Psychological Research
Harris D, Bird J, Smart P, Wilson M, Vine S (In Press). A framework for the testing and validation of simulated environments in experimentation and training. Frontiers in Psychology
Harris D, Arthur T, Broadbent D, Wilson M, Vine S, Runswick O (In Press). An active inference account of skilled anticipation in sport: Using computational models to formalise theory and generate new hypotheses. Sports Medicine Abstract.
Harris D, Wilson M, Jones M, de Burgh T, Mundy D, Arthur T, Olonilua M, Vine S (In Press). An investigation of feed-forward and feed-back eye movement training in immersive virtual reality. Journal of Eye Movement Research
Harris D, Arthur T, de Burgh T, Duxbury M, Lockett-Kirk R, McBarnett W, Vine S (In Press). Assessing expertise using eye tracking in a Virtual Reality flight simulation. The International Journal of Aerospace Psychology
Harris D, Arthur T, Wilson M, Vine S (In Press). Attention computing for enhanced visuomotor skill performance: Testing the effectiveness of gaze-adaptive cues in virtual reality golf putting. Multimedia Tools and Applications
Harris D, Wilson M, Vine S, Arthur T, Brock K (In Press). Can cognitive training capitalise on near transfer effects? No evidence of transfer following online inhibition training in a randomised-controlled trial. PLoS ONE Abstract.
Harris D, Wilson M, Vine S (In Press). Development and validation of a simulation workload measure: the simulation task load index (SIM-TLX). Virtual Reality
Harris D, Buckingham G, Wilson M, Brookes J, Mushtaq F, Mon-Williams M, Vine S (In Press). Exploring sensorimotor performance and user experience within a virtual reality golf putting simulator. Virtual Reality
Harris D, Wilkinson S, Ellmers T (In Press). From fear of falling to choking under pressure: a predictive processing perspective of disrupted motor control under anxiety. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
Allen K, Harris D, Arthur T, Wood G, Buckingham G, Allen K (In Press). Investigating how Prior Knowledge Influences Perception and Action in Developmental Coordination Disorder. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
Brock K, Vine S, Harris D (In Press). Movement kinematic and postural control differences when performing a visuomotor skill in real and virtual environments. Experimental Brain Research
Harris D, Arthur T (In Press). Predictive eye movements are adjusted in a Bayes-optimal fashion in response to unexpectedly changing environmental probabilities. Cortex
Harris D, Arthur T, Vine S, Wilson M (In Press). The effect of performance pressure and error-feedback on anxiety and performance in an interceptive task. Frontiers in Psychology
Harris D, Wilson M, Vine S (In Press). The functional role of visual information and fixation stillness in the quiet eye. PLoS ONE Abstract.
Ellmers TJ, Durkin M, Sriranganathan K, Harris DJ, Bronstein AM (2024). The influence of postural threat-induced anxiety on locomotor learning and updating. J Neurophysiol Abstract.  Author URL.
Farris DJ, Harris DJ, Rice HM, Campbell J, Weare A, Risius D, Armstrong N, Rayson MP (2023). A systematic literature review of evidence for the use of assistive exoskeletons in defence and security use cases. Ergonomics, 66(1), 61-87. Abstract.  Author URL.
Harris DJ, Allen KL, Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2023). A systematic review and meta-analysis of the relationship between flow states and performance. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 16(1), 693-721. Abstract.
Arthur T, Loveland-Perkins T, Williams C, Harris D, Wilson M, de Burgh T, Dhanda J, Vine S (2023). Examining the validity and fidelity of a virtual reality simulator for basic life support training. BMC Digital Health, 1(1).
Harris DJ, Arthur T, Kearse J, Olonilua M, Hassan EK, De Burgh TC, Wilson MR, Vine SJ (2023). Exploring the role of virtual reality in military decision training. Frontiers in Virtual Reality, 4
Arthur T, Brosnan M, Harris D, Buckingham G, Wilson M, Williams G, Vine S (2023). Investigating how Explicit Contextual Cues Affect Predictive Sensorimotor Control in Autistic Adults. J Autism Dev Disord, 53(11), 4368-4381. Abstract.  Author URL.
Arthur T, Vine S, Buckingham G, Brosnan M, Wilson M, Harris D (2023). Testing predictive coding theories of autism spectrum disorder using models of active inference. PLoS Comput Biol, 19(9). Abstract.  Author URL.
Harris D, Vine S, Wilson M, Arthur T (2023). The Relationship Between Environmental Statistics and Predictive Gaze Behaviour During a Manual Interception Task: Eye Movements as Active Inference. Computational Brain & Behavior Abstract.
Bird JM, Smart PA, Harris DJ, Phillips LA, Giannachi G, Vine SJ (2022). A Magic Leap in Tourism: Intended and Realized Experience of Head-Mounted Augmented Reality in a Museum Context. Journal of Travel Research
Słowiński PM, Grindley B, Muncie H, Harris D, Vine SJ, Wilson M (2022). Assessment of cognitive biases in Augmented Reality: Beyond eye tracking.  Abstract.
Słowiński P, Grindley B, Muncie H, Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2022). Assessment of cognitive biases in Augmented Reality: Beyond eye tracking. Journal of eye movement research, 15(3). Abstract.
Discombe RM, Bird JM, Kelly A, Blake RL, Harris DJ, Vine SJ (2022). Effects of traditional and immersive video on anticipation in cricket: a temporal occlusion study. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 58, 102088-102088.
Harris DJ, Arthur T, Vine SJ, Liu J, Abd Rahman HR, Han F, Wilson MR (2022). Task-evoked pupillary responses track precision-weighted prediction errors and learning rate during interceptive visuomotor actions. Scientific Reports, 12(1). Abstract.
Chinzara TT, Buckingham G, Harris DJ (2022). Transcranial direct current stimulation and sporting performance: a systematic review and meta-analysis of transcranial direct current stimulation effects on physical endurance, muscular strength and visuomotor skills. Eur J Neurosci, 55(2), 468-486. Abstract.  Author URL.
Arthur T, Harris D, Buckingham G, Brosnan M, Wilson M, Williams G, Vine S (2021). An examination of active inference in autistic adults using immersive virtual reality. Sci Rep, 11(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Harris DJ, Hardcastle KJ, Wilson MR, Vine SJ (2021). Assessing the learning and transfer of gaze behaviours in immersive virtual reality. Virtual Reality, 25(4), 961-973. Abstract.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Eysenck MW, Wilson MR (2021). Psychological pressure and compounded errors during elite-level tennis. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 56, 101987-101987.
Wood G, Wright DJ, Harris D, Pal A, Franklin ZC, Vine SJ (2021). Testing the construct validity of a soccer-specific virtual reality simulator using novice, academy, and professional soccer players. VIRTUAL REALITY, 25(1), 43-51. Author URL.
Mathew RK, Mushtaq F, Ahmed S, Ahmed K, Anderton LK, Arnab S, Awais M, Badger JR, Bajwa KS, Baraas RC, et al (2021). Three principles for the progress of immersive technologies in healthcare training and education. BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning, 7(5), 459-460.
Chinzara TT, Buckingham G, Harris D (2021). Transcranial direct current stimulation and sporting performance: a systematic review and meta‐analysis of transcranial direct current stimulation effects on physical endurance, muscular strength and visuomotor skills.  Abstract.
Arthur T, Harris D, Allen K, Naylor C, Wood G, Vine S, Wilson M, Tsaneva-Atanasova K, Buckingham G (2021). Visuo-motor attention during object interaction in children with developmental coordination disorder. Cortex Abstract.  Author URL.
Harris D, Wilson M, Vine S (2020). A critical analysis of the functional parameters of the quiet eye using immersive virtual reality. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, n/a, n/a-n/a.
Harris DJ, Wilson MR, Crowe EM, Vine SJ (2020). Examining the roles of working memory and visual attention in multiple object tracking expertise. Cognitive Processing, 21(2), 209-222. Abstract.
Harris D, Wilson M, Holmes T, de Burgh T, Vine SJ (2020). Eye movements in sports research and practice: Immersive technologies as optimal environments for the study of gaze behaviour.  Abstract.
Crowe EM, Moore LJ, Harris DJ, Wilson MR, Vine SJ (2020). In-task auditory performance-related feedback promotes cardiovascular markers of a challenge state during a pressurized task. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, 33(5), 497-510.
Harris DJ, Wilson MR, Smith SJR, Meder N, Vine SJ (2020). Testing the Effects of 3D Multiple Object Tracking Training on Near, Mid and Far Transfer. Frontiers in Psychology, 11
Harris D, Hardcastle K, Wilson M, Vine SJ (2020). The development of visual search behaviours in immersive virtual reality.  Abstract.
Harris DJ, Buckingham G, Wilson MR, Brookes J, Mushtaq F, Mon-Williams M, Vine SJ (2020). The effect of a virtual reality environment on gaze behaviour and motor skill learning. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 50, 101721-101721.
Harris D, Wilson M, Vine SJ (2020). The effect of crowd removal on goal scoring in professional football.  Abstract.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2019). An external focus of attention promotes flow experience during simulated driving. Eur J Sport Sci, 19(6), 824-833. Abstract.  Author URL.
Harris DJ, Wilson MR, Buckingham G, Vine SJ (2019). No effect of transcranial direct current stimulation of frontal, motor or visual cortex on performance of a self-paced visuomotor skill. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 43, 368-373. Abstract.
Moore LJ, Harris DJ, Sharpe BT, Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2019). Perceptual-cognitive expertise when refereeing the scrum in rugby union. Journal of Sports Sciences, 37(15), 1778-1786. Abstract.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Eysenck MW, Wilson MR (2019). To err again is human: exploring a bidirectional relationship between pressure and performance failure feedback. Anxiety Stress Coping, 32(6), 670-678. Abstract.  Author URL.
Harris DJ, Buckingham G, Wilson MR, Vine SJ (2019). Virtually the same? How impaired sensory information in virtual reality may disrupt vision for action. Exp Brain Res, 237(11), 2761-2766. Abstract.  Author URL.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR, McGrath JS, LeBel M-E, Buckingham G (2018). A randomised trial of observational learning from 2D and 3D models in robotically assisted surgery. Surg Endosc, 32(11), 4527-4532. Abstract.  Author URL.
Harris DJ, Wilson MR, Vine SJ (2018). A systematic review of commercial cognitive training devices: Implications for use in sport. Frontiers in Psychology, 9(MAY). Abstract.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR, McGrath JS, LeBel ME, Buckingham G (2018). Action observation for sensorimotor learning in surgery. British Journal of Surgery, 105(13), 1713-1720. Abstract.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2017). Flow and quiet eye: the role of attentional control in flow experience. Cogn Process, 18(3), 343-347. Abstract.  Author URL.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2017). Is flow really effortless? the complex role of effortful attention. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 6(1), 103-114. Abstract.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2017). Neurocognitive mechanisms of the flow state. , 234, 221-243. Abstract.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR, McGrath JS, LeBel M-E, Buckingham G (2017). The effect of observing novice and expert performance on acquisition of surgical skills on a robotic platform. PLoS One, 12(11). Abstract.  Author URL.

Chapters

Harris DJ, Wilson MR, Holmes T, de Burgh T, Vine SJ (2022). Eye Movements in Sports Research and Practice: Immersive Technologies as Optimal Environments for the Study of Gaze Behavior. In  (Ed) Neuromethods, Springer US, 207-221.
Sammy N, Harris D, Vine S (2020). Challenge and threat states, and emotions. In  (Ed) Feelings in Sport: Theory, Research, and Practical Implications for Performance and Well-being, 18-26.
Crowe EM, Wilson MR, Harris DJ, Vine SJ (2020). Eye tracking and cardiovascular measurement to assess and improve sporting performance. In  (Ed) Advancements in Mental Skills Training, Taylor & Francis, 135-148.
Crowe E, Wilson M, Harris D, Vine S (2020). Eye tracking and cardiovascular measurement to assess and improve sporting performance. In  (Ed) Advancements in Mental Skills Training, Routledge, 135-148.

Conferences

Harris D, Arthur T, Wilson M, Vine S (2023). Eye tracking for affective computing in virtual reality healthcare applications. 2023 11th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction Workshops and Demos (ACIIW).
Harris D, Arthur T (2022). Using immersive virtual environments for studying the visual guidance of action.  Author URL.
Buckingham G, Allen K, Vine SJ, Harris DJ, Wood G, Tsaneva-Atanasova K, Wilson MR (2019). Investigating How Prior Knowledge Influences Perception and Action in Developmental Coordination Disorder.  Author URL.

Publications by year


In Press

Harris D, North J, Runswick O (In Press). A Bayesian computational model to investigate expert anticipation of a seemingly unpredictable ball bounce. Psychological Research
Harris D, Bird J, Smart P, Wilson M, Vine S (In Press). A framework for the testing and validation of simulated environments in experimentation and training. Frontiers in Psychology
Harris D, Arthur T, Broadbent D, Wilson M, Vine S, Runswick O (In Press). An active inference account of skilled anticipation in sport: Using computational models to formalise theory and generate new hypotheses. Sports Medicine Abstract.
Harris D, Wilson M, Jones M, de Burgh T, Mundy D, Arthur T, Olonilua M, Vine S (In Press). An investigation of feed-forward and feed-back eye movement training in immersive virtual reality. Journal of Eye Movement Research
Harris D, Arthur T, de Burgh T, Duxbury M, Lockett-Kirk R, McBarnett W, Vine S (In Press). Assessing expertise using eye tracking in a Virtual Reality flight simulation. The International Journal of Aerospace Psychology
Harris D, Arthur T, Wilson M, Vine S (In Press). Attention computing for enhanced visuomotor skill performance: Testing the effectiveness of gaze-adaptive cues in virtual reality golf putting. Multimedia Tools and Applications
Harris D, Wilson M, Vine S, Arthur T, Brock K (In Press). Can cognitive training capitalise on near transfer effects? No evidence of transfer following online inhibition training in a randomised-controlled trial. PLoS ONE Abstract.
Harris D, Wilson M, Vine S (In Press). Development and validation of a simulation workload measure: the simulation task load index (SIM-TLX). Virtual Reality
Harris D, Buckingham G, Wilson M, Brookes J, Mushtaq F, Mon-Williams M, Vine S (In Press). Exploring sensorimotor performance and user experience within a virtual reality golf putting simulator. Virtual Reality
Harris D, Wilkinson S, Ellmers T (In Press). From fear of falling to choking under pressure: a predictive processing perspective of disrupted motor control under anxiety. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
Allen K, Harris D, Arthur T, Wood G, Buckingham G, Allen K (In Press). Investigating how Prior Knowledge Influences Perception and Action in Developmental Coordination Disorder. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
Brock K, Vine S, Harris D (In Press). Movement kinematic and postural control differences when performing a visuomotor skill in real and virtual environments. Experimental Brain Research
Harris D, Arthur T (In Press). Predictive eye movements are adjusted in a Bayes-optimal fashion in response to unexpectedly changing environmental probabilities. Cortex
Harris D, Arthur T, Vine S, Wilson M (In Press). The effect of performance pressure and error-feedback on anxiety and performance in an interceptive task. Frontiers in Psychology
Harris D, Wilson M, Vine S (In Press). The functional role of visual information and fixation stillness in the quiet eye. PLoS ONE Abstract.

2024

Ellmers TJ, Durkin M, Sriranganathan K, Harris DJ, Bronstein AM (2024). The influence of postural threat-induced anxiety on locomotor learning and updating. J Neurophysiol Abstract.  Author URL.

2023

Farris DJ, Harris DJ, Rice HM, Campbell J, Weare A, Risius D, Armstrong N, Rayson MP (2023). A systematic literature review of evidence for the use of assistive exoskeletons in defence and security use cases. Ergonomics, 66(1), 61-87. Abstract.  Author URL.
Harris DJ, Allen KL, Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2023). A systematic review and meta-analysis of the relationship between flow states and performance. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 16(1), 693-721. Abstract.
Harris D, Donaldson R, Bray M, Arthur T, Wilson M, Vine SJ (2023). Attention computing for enhanced visuomotor skill performance: Testing the effectiveness of gaze-adaptive cues in virtual reality golf putting.  Abstract.
Harris D, Arthur T, Wilson M, Le Gallais B, Parsons T, Dill A, Vine SJ (2023). Counteracting Uncertainty: Exploring the Impact of Anxiety on Predictive Sensorimotor Control Mechanisms in a Manual Interception Task.  Abstract.
Harris D, Arthur T, Buckingham G (2023). Does ‘virtuality’ affect the role of prior expectations in perception and action? Comparing predictive grip and lifting forces in real and virtual environments.  Abstract.
Arthur T, Loveland-Perkins T, Williams C, Harris D, Wilson M, de Burgh T, Dhanda J, Vine S (2023). Examining the validity and fidelity of a virtual reality simulator for basic life support training. BMC Digital Health, 1(1).
Harris DJ, Arthur T, Kearse J, Olonilua M, Hassan EK, De Burgh TC, Wilson MR, Vine SJ (2023). Exploring the role of virtual reality in military decision training. Frontiers in Virtual Reality, 4
Harris D, Arthur T, Wilson M, Vine S (2023). Eye tracking for affective computing in virtual reality healthcare applications. 2023 11th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction Workshops and Demos (ACIIW).
Harris D, Arthur T, Wilson M, Vine SJ (2023). Eye tracking for affective computing in virtual reality healthcare applications.  Abstract.
Arthur T, Brosnan M, Harris D, Buckingham G, Wilson M, Williams G, Vine S (2023). Investigating how Explicit Contextual Cues Affect Predictive Sensorimotor Control in Autistic Adults. J Autism Dev Disord, 53(11), 4368-4381. Abstract.  Author URL.
Arthur T, Vine S, Buckingham G, Brosnan M, Wilson M, Harris D (2023). Testing predictive coding theories of autism spectrum disorder using models of active inference. PLoS Comput Biol, 19(9). Abstract.  Author URL.
Harris D, Vine S, Wilson M, Arthur T (2023). The Relationship Between Environmental Statistics and Predictive Gaze Behaviour During a Manual Interception Task: Eye Movements as Active Inference. Computational Brain & Behavior Abstract.
Harris D, Arthur T, Vine SJ, Rahman HRA, Han F, liu J, Wilson M (2023). The effect of performance pressure and error-feedback on anxiety and performance in an interceptive task.  Abstract.
Harris D, Vine SJ, Wilson M, Arthur T (2023). The relationship between environmental statistics and predictive gaze behaviour during a manual interception task: Eye movements as active inference.  Abstract.
Arthur T, Vine SJ, Wilson M, Harris D (2023). The role of prediction and visual tracking strategies during manual interception: an exploration of individual differences.

2022

Bird JM, Smart PA, Harris DJ, Phillips LA, Giannachi G, Vine SJ (2022). A Magic Leap in Tourism: Intended and Realized Experience of Head-Mounted Augmented Reality in a Museum Context. Journal of Travel Research
Harris D, Arthur T, Kearse J, Olonilua M, Hassan EK, de Burgh T, Wilson M, Vine SJ (2022). A comparison of live fire, 2D video, and virtual reality simulations for judgemental training in the military.  Abstract.
Harris D, Wilson M, Jones MI, de Burgh T, Mundy D, Arthur T, Olonilua M, Vine SJ (2022). An investigation of feed-forward and feed-back eye movement training in immersive virtual reality.  Abstract.
Harris D, Arthur T, de Burgh T, Duxbury M, Lockett-Kirk R, McBarnett W, Vine SJ (2022). Assessing expertise using eye tracking in a Virtual Reality flight simulation.  Abstract.
Slowinski P (2022). Assessment of cognitive biases in Augmented Reality: Beyond eye tracking (dataset).
Słowiński PM, Grindley B, Muncie H, Harris D, Vine SJ, Wilson M (2022). Assessment of cognitive biases in Augmented Reality: Beyond eye tracking.  Abstract.
Słowiński P, Grindley B, Muncie H, Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2022). Assessment of cognitive biases in Augmented Reality: Beyond eye tracking. Journal of eye movement research, 15(3). Abstract.
Discombe RM, Bird JM, Kelly A, Blake RL, Harris DJ, Vine SJ (2022). Effects of traditional and immersive video on anticipation in cricket: a temporal occlusion study. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 58, 102088-102088.
Harris DJ, Wilson MR, Holmes T, de Burgh T, Vine SJ (2022). Eye Movements in Sports Research and Practice: Immersive Technologies as Optimal Environments for the Study of Gaze Behavior. In  (Ed) Neuromethods, Springer US, 207-221.
Arthur T, Brosnan M, Harris D, Buckingham G, Wilson M, Williams G, Vine SJ (2022). Investigating how explicit contextual cues affect predictive sensorimotor control in autistic adults.  Abstract.
Brock K, Vine SJ, Ross J, Trevarthen M, Harris D (2022). Movement kinematic and postural control differences when performing a visuomotor skill in real and virtual environments.  Abstract.
Harris D, Vine SJ, Wilson M (2022). Neurocognitive Mechanisms of the Flow State.  Abstract.
Harris D, Arthur T, Vine SJ, liu J, Rahman HRA, Han F, Wilson M (2022). Task-evoked pupillary responses track precision-weighted prediction errors and learning rate during interceptive visuomotor actions.  Abstract.
Harris DJ, Arthur T, Vine SJ, Liu J, Abd Rahman HR, Han F, Wilson MR (2022). Task-evoked pupillary responses track precision-weighted prediction errors and learning rate during interceptive visuomotor actions. Scientific Reports, 12(1). Abstract.
Arthur T, Vine SJ, Buckingham G, Brosnan M, Wilson M, Harris D (2022). Testing predictive coding theories of autism spectrum disorder using models of active inference.  Abstract.
Harris D, Vine SJ, Wilson M, Arthur T (2022). The design and development of a virtual environment to measure eye movement indicators of prediction: Report on pilot testing.  Abstract.
Harris D, Wilson M, Vine SJ (2022). The functional role of visual information and fixation stillness in the quiet eye.  Abstract.
Chinzara TT, Buckingham G, Harris DJ (2022). Transcranial direct current stimulation and sporting performance: a systematic review and meta-analysis of transcranial direct current stimulation effects on physical endurance, muscular strength and visuomotor skills. Eur J Neurosci, 55(2), 468-486. Abstract.  Author URL.
Harris D, Arthur T (2022). Using immersive virtual environments for studying the visual guidance of action.  Author URL.

2021

Harris D, North J, Runswick O (2021). A Bayesian computational model to investigate expert anticipation of a seemingly unpredictable ball bounce.  Abstract.
Arthur T, Harris D, Buckingham G, Brosnan M, Wilson M, Williams G, Vine S (2021). An examination of active inference in autistic adults using immersive virtual reality. Sci Rep, 11(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Harris DJ, Hardcastle KJ, Wilson MR, Vine SJ (2021). Assessing the learning and transfer of gaze behaviours in immersive virtual reality. Virtual Reality, 25(4), 961-973. Abstract.
Harris D, Vine SJ, Eysenck M, Wilson M (2021). Psychological pressure and compounded errors during elite-level tennis.  Abstract.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Eysenck MW, Wilson MR (2021). Psychological pressure and compounded errors during elite-level tennis. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 56, 101987-101987.
Wood G, Wright DJ, Harris D, Pal A, Franklin ZC, Vine SJ (2021). Testing the construct validity of a soccer-specific virtual reality simulator using novice, academy, and professional soccer players. VIRTUAL REALITY, 25(1), 43-51. Author URL.
Naylor CE, Harris D, Vine SJ, Brookes J, Mushtaq F, Buckingham G (2021). The Integration of Tactile and Visual Cues Increases Golf Putting Error in a Mixed-Reality Paradigm.
Mathew RK, Mushtaq F, Ahmed S, Ahmed K, Anderton LK, Arnab S, Awais M, Badger JR, Bajwa KS, Baraas RC, et al (2021). Three principles for the progress of immersive technologies in healthcare training and education. BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning, 7(5), 459-460.
Chinzara TT, Buckingham G, Harris D (2021). Transcranial direct current stimulation and sporting performance: a systematic review and meta‐analysis of transcranial direct current stimulation effects on physical endurance, muscular strength and visuomotor skills.  Abstract.
Arthur T, Harris D, Allen K, Naylor C, Wood G, Vine S, Wilson M, Tsaneva-Atanasova K, Buckingham G (2021). Visuo-motor attention during object interaction in children with developmental coordination disorder. Cortex Abstract.  Author URL.

2020

Harris D, Wilson M, Vine SJ (2020). A critical analysis of the functional parameters of the quiet eye using immersive virtual reality.  Abstract.
Harris D, Wilson M, Vine S (2020). A critical analysis of the functional parameters of the quiet eye using immersive virtual reality. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, n/a, n/a-n/a.
Harris D, Allen K, Vine SJ, Wilson M (2020). A systematic review and meta-analysis of the relationship between flow states and performance.  Abstract.
Arthur T, Harris D, Buckingham G, Brosnan M, Wilson M, Williams G, Vine SJ (2020). An examination of active inference in autistic adults using immersive virtual reality.  Abstract.
Sammy N, Harris D, Vine SJ (2020). Challenge and Threat States and Emotions.
Sammy N, Harris D, Vine S (2020). Challenge and threat states, and emotions. In  (Ed) Feelings in Sport: Theory, Research, and Practical Implications for Performance and Well-being, 18-26.
Harris DJ, Wilson MR, Crowe EM, Vine SJ (2020). Examining the roles of working memory and visual attention in multiple object tracking expertise. Cognitive Processing, 21(2), 209-222. Abstract.
Harris D, Wilson M, Holmes T, de Burgh T, Vine SJ (2020). Eye movements in sports research and practice: Immersive technologies as optimal environments for the study of gaze behaviour.  Abstract.
Crowe EM, Wilson MR, Harris DJ, Vine SJ (2020). Eye tracking and cardiovascular measurement to assess and improve sporting performance. In  (Ed) Advancements in Mental Skills Training, Taylor & Francis, 135-148.
Crowe E, Wilson M, Harris D, Vine S (2020). Eye tracking and cardiovascular measurement to assess and improve sporting performance. In  (Ed) Advancements in Mental Skills Training, Routledge, 135-148.
Crowe E, Wilson M, Harris D, Vine SJ (2020). Eye tracking and cardiovascular measurement to assess and improve sporting performance.
Crowe EM, Moore LJ, Harris DJ, Wilson MR, Vine SJ (2020). In-task auditory performance-related feedback promotes cardiovascular markers of a challenge state during a pressurized task. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, 33(5), 497-510.
Harris DJ, Wilson MR, Smith SJR, Meder N, Vine SJ (2020). Testing the Effects of 3D Multiple Object Tracking Training on Near, Mid and Far Transfer. Frontiers in Psychology, 11
Harris D, Hardcastle K, Wilson M, Vine SJ (2020). The development of visual search behaviours in immersive virtual reality.  Abstract.
Harris DJ, Buckingham G, Wilson MR, Brookes J, Mushtaq F, Mon-Williams M, Vine SJ (2020). The effect of a virtual reality environment on gaze behaviour and motor skill learning. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 50, 101721-101721.
Harris D, Wilson M, Vine SJ (2020). The effect of crowd removal on goal scoring in professional football.  Abstract.

2019

Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2019). An external focus of attention promotes flow experience during simulated driving. Eur J Sport Sci, 19(6), 824-833. Abstract.  Author URL.
Buckingham G, Allen K, Vine SJ, Harris DJ, Wood G, Tsaneva-Atanasova K, Wilson MR (2019). Investigating How Prior Knowledge Influences Perception and Action in Developmental Coordination Disorder.  Author URL.
Harris DJ, Wilson MR, Buckingham G, Vine SJ (2019). No effect of transcranial direct current stimulation of frontal, motor or visual cortex on performance of a self-paced visuomotor skill. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 43, 368-373. Abstract.
Moore LJ, Harris DJ, Sharpe BT, Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2019). Perceptual-cognitive expertise when refereeing the scrum in rugby union. Journal of Sports Sciences, 37(15), 1778-1786. Abstract.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Eysenck MW, Wilson MR (2019). To err again is human: exploring a bidirectional relationship between pressure and performance failure feedback. Anxiety Stress Coping, 32(6), 670-678. Abstract.  Author URL.
Harris DJ, Buckingham G, Wilson MR, Vine SJ (2019). Virtually the same? How impaired sensory information in virtual reality may disrupt vision for action. Exp Brain Res, 237(11), 2761-2766. Abstract.  Author URL.

2018

Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR, McGrath JS, LeBel M-E, Buckingham G (2018). A randomised trial of observational learning from 2D and 3D models in robotically assisted surgery. Surg Endosc, 32(11), 4527-4532. Abstract.  Author URL.
Harris DJ, Wilson MR, Vine SJ (2018). A systematic review of commercial cognitive training devices: Implications for use in sport. Frontiers in Psychology, 9(MAY). Abstract.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR, McGrath JS, LeBel ME, Buckingham G (2018). Action observation for sensorimotor learning in surgery. British Journal of Surgery, 105(13), 1713-1720. Abstract.

2017

Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2017). Flow and quiet eye: the role of attentional control in flow experience. Cogn Process, 18(3), 343-347. Abstract.  Author URL.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2017). Is flow really effortless? the complex role of effortful attention. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 6(1), 103-114. Abstract.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR (2017). Neurocognitive mechanisms of the flow state. , 234, 221-243. Abstract.
Harris DJ, Vine SJ, Wilson MR, McGrath JS, LeBel M-E, Buckingham G (2017). The effect of observing novice and expert performance on acquisition of surgical skills on a robotic platform. PLoS One, 12(11). Abstract.  Author URL.

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Teaching

I contribute to teaching on both undergraduate and postgradute modules in Sport and Health Science, focusing on peak performance states (flow), performance breakdowns under anxiety, and attentional processes underpinning expert performance.

Education Incubator Awards

Exploring the potential of 3D virtual reality (VR) as part of a blended learning approach to teaching clinical skills to student radiographers (£13,654, 08/2021)

 

Supervision / Group

Postgraduate researchers

  • Barbara Halmai
  • Mayowa Olonilua
  • Chloe Wang
  • Jiaxi Ye

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