portfolio

publications

Sidestepping spatial confounds in object-based correspondence effects: the Bimanual Affordance Task (BMAT)

Published in Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 2019

In this study, we use a novel Bimanual Affordance Task (BMAT) - which sidesteps spatial confounds in traditional affordance paradigms - to test whether briefly viewed objects elicit motor activation indicative of affordance perception.

Recommended citation: Azaad, S., & Laham, S. M. (2019). Sidestepping spatial confounds in object-based correspondence effects: the Bimanual Affordance Task (BMAT). Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1177/1747021819852216

A meta-analysis of the object-based compatibility effect

Published in Cognition, 2019

We present a meta-analysis of object-based CEs to (1) obtain a point estimate of the overall effect and (2) test for moderation consistent with either affordance or spatial compatibility accounts.

Recommended citation: Azaad, S., Laham, S. M., & Shields, P. (2019). A meta-analysis of the object-based compatibility effect. Cognition, 190, 105-127. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2019.04.028

talks

Social modulation of affordances: Task sharing creates joint affordances in a bimanual affordance task.

Published:

Discussed the use of merging affordance and task-sharing stimulus-response paradigms to study the social modulation of affordance perception.

teaching

Senior tutor

PSYC20008 - Developmental Psychology, Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, The University of Melbourne, 2019

2018, Semester 1

Head tutor

PSYC30017 - Development of the Thinking Child, Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, The University of Melbourne, 2019

2018, Semester 2