Professor Gavin Bremner

Professor

Research Interests

  • Infants' visual and intersensory perception
  • Perception and knowledge of objects in infancy
  • Infants' spatial orientation
  • Spatial cognition in early childhood
  • Use of visual and vestibular information in adult spatial orientation
  • Children's graphical skills

Young infants' visual fixation patterns in addition and subtraction tasks support an object tracking account
Bremner, J.G., Slater, A.M., Hayes, R., Mason, U.C., Murphy, C., Spring, J., Draper, L., Gaskell, D.J., Johnson, S. 10/2017 In: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 162, p. 199-208. 10 p.
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Limits of object persistence: young infants perceive continuity of vertical and horizontal trajectories, but not 45-degree oblique trajectories
Bremner, J.G., Slater, A.M., Mason, U.C., Spring, J., Johnson, S. 05/2017 In: Infancy. 22, 3, p. 303-322. 20 p.
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The other-race effect in children from a multiracial population: a cross-cultural comparison
Tham, D.S.Y., Bremner, J.G., Hay, D.C. 03/2017 In: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 155, p. 128-137. 10 p.
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Investigating looking and social looking measures as an index of infant violation of expectation
Dunn, K.J., Bremner, J.G. 26/10/2016 In: Developmental Science.
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Perception of occlusion by young infants: must the occlusion event be congruent with the occluder?
Bremner, J.G., Slater, A.M., Mason, U.C., Spring, J., Johnson, S. 1/08/2016 In: Infant Behavior and Development. 44, p. 240-248. 9 p.
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Young infants' perception of complex occlusion events: reasoning or perception?
Bremner, J.G., Slater, A.M., Mason, U.C., Spring, J., Usherwood, B.S., Rees, A., Tham, D.S.Y., Johnson, S. 27/05/2016
Poster

In infancy the timing of emergence of the other-race effect is dependent on face gender
Tham, D.S.Y., Bremner, J.G., Hay, D. 08/2015 In: Infant Behavior and Development. 40, p. 131-138. 8 p.
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Perception of object persistence: the origins of object permanence in infancy
Bremner, J.G., Slater, A., Johnson, S. 03/2015 In: Child Development Perspectives. 9, 1, p. 7-13. 7 p.
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An investigation of the other-race effect in children from racially homogeneous and heterogeneous populations
Tham, D.S.Y., Bremner, G. 2015
Poster

Investigating the use of social looking as a measure of understanding in infancy
Dunn, K.J., Bremner, J.G. 2015
Poster

The other-race effect emerges first for female faces in infancy: a comparison between single-race and multi-race populations
Tham, D.S.Y., Bremner, G., Woo, P.J. 2015
Poster

Using social cues to aid infant performance in the Piagetian A not B search task
Dunn, K.J., Bremner, J.G. 07/2014
Poster

Preverbal infants are sensitive to cross-sensory correspondences: much ado about the null results of Lewkowicz and Minar (2013)
Walker, P., Bremner, G., Mason, U., Spring, J., Mattock, K., Slater, A., Johnson, S. 12/03/2014 In: Psychological Science. 25, 3, p. 835-836. 2 p.
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Trajectory perception and object continuity: effects of shape and color change on 4-month-olds' perception of object identity
Bremner, J.G., Slater, A.M., Mason, U., Spring, J., Johnson, S.P. 06/2013 In: Developmental Psychology. 49, 6, p. 1021-1026. 6 p.
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The use of social referencing as a measure of infant understanding on the Piagetian A not B search task
Dunn, K., Bremner, G. 04/2013
Poster

Young infants' perception of the trajectories of two- and three-dimensional objects.
Johnson, S.P., Bremner, J.G., Slater, A.M., Shuwairi, S.M., Mason, U., Spring, J., Usherwood, B. 09/2012 In: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 113, 1, p. 177-185. 9 p.
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Can infants count?: does the use of multiple measures sum up to an answer?
Dunn, K., Bremner, G. 06/2012
Poster

The effects of auditory information on 4-month-old infants' perception of trajectory continuity.
Bremner, J.G., Slater, A.M., Johnson, S.P., Mason, U., Spring, J. 05/2012 In: Child Development. 83, 3, p. 954-964. 11 p.
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Illusory Contour Figures Are Perceived as Occluding Contours by 4-Month-Old Infants
Bremner, J.G., Slater, A.M., Johnson, S.P., Mason, U., Spring, J. 03/2012 In: Developmental Psychology. 48, 2, p. 398-405. 8 p.
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The contribution of visual and vestibular information to spatial orientation by 6- to 14-month-old infants and adults
Bremner, J.G., Hatton, F., Foster, K.A., Mason, U. 09/2011 In: Developmental Science. 14, 5, p. 1033-1045. 13 p.
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Two- to Eight-Month-Old Infants' Perception of Dynamic Auditory-Visual Spatial Colocation
Bremner, J.G., Slater, A.M., Johnson, S.P., Mason, U., Spring, J., Bremner, M.E. 07/2011 In: Child Development. 82, 4, p. 1210-1223. 14 p.
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Four Themes from 20 Years of Research on Infant Perception and Cognition
Bremner, J.G. 03/2011 In: Infant and Child Development. 20, 2, p. 137-147. 11 p.
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The role of perceptual and cognitive processes in addition-subtraction studies with 5-month-old infants.
Slater, A.M., Bremner, J.G., Johnson, S.P., Hayes, R.A. 12/2010 In: Infant Behavior and Development. 33, 4, p. 685-688. 4 p.
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Use of geometry for spatial reorientation in children applies only to symmetrical spaces.
Lew, A.R., Gibbons, B., Murphy, C., Bremner, J.G. 05/2010 In: Developmental Science. 13, 3, p. 490-498. 9 p.
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Preverbal Infants' Sensitivity to Synaesthetic Cross-Modality Correspondences.
Walker, P., Bremner, J.G., Mason, U., Spring, J., Mattock, K., Slater, A., Johnson, S.P. 01/2010 In: Psychological Science. 21, 1, p. 21-25. 5 p.
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Object categorisation, object naming, and viewpoint-independence in visual remembering: Evidence from young children's drawings of a novel object
Walker, P., Bremner, J.G., Smart, L., Pitt, T., Apsey, D. 2008 In: Memory. 16, 6, p. 626-636. 11 p.
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Conditions for young infants' failure to perceive trajectory continuity.
Bremner, J.G., Johnson, S.P., Slater, A.M., Mason, U., Cheshire, A., Spring, J. 09/2007 In: Developmental Science. 10, 5, p. 613-624. 12 p.
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Disorientation inhibits landmark use in 12-18-month-old infants.
Lew, A., Foster, K., Bremner, J.G. 07/2006 In: Infant Behavior and Development. 29, 3, p. 334-341. 8 p.
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Visual mental representations supporting object drawing: How naming a novel object with a novel count noun impacts on young children's object drawing
Walker, P., Bremner, J.G., Merrick, K., Coates, S., Cooper, E., Lawley, R., Sageman, R., Simm, R. 2006 In: Visual Cognition. 13, 6, p. 733-788. 56 p.
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Conditions for young infants' perception of object trajectories.
Bremner, J.G., Johnson, S.P., Slater, A.M., Mason, U., Foster, K., Cheshire, A., Spring, J. 1/09/2005 In: Child Development. 76, 5, p. 1029-1043. 15 p.
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Detection of geometric, but not topological, spatial transformations in 6- to 12-month-old infants in a visual exploration paradigm
Lew, A., Foster, K., Bremner, J.G., Slavin, S., Green, M. 2005 In: Developmental Psychobiology. 47, 1, p. 31-42. 12 p.
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Infants' perception of object trajectories.
Johnson, S.P., Bremner, J.G., Slater, A.M., Mason, U., Foster, K., Cheshire, A. 02/2003 In: Child Development. 74, 1, p. 94-108. 15 p.
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The nature of imitation in infancy.
Bremner, J.G. 2002 In: Infant Behavior and Development. 25, 1, p. 65-67. 3 p.
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The development of relational landmark use in 6- to 12-month-old infants in a spatial orientation task.
Lew, A., Bremner, J.G., Lefkovitch, L. 09/2000 In: Child Development. 71, 5, p. 1179-1190. 12 p.
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The role of good form in young infants’ perception of partly occluded objects.
Johnson, S.P., Bremner, J.G., Slater, A.M., Mason, U. 05/2000 In: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 76, 1, p. 1-25. 25 p.
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Developmental relationships between perception and action in infancy
Bremner, J.G. 2000 In: Infant Behavior and Development. 23, 3, p. 567-582. 16 p.
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Newborn Infants' Preference for Attractive Faces: The Role of Internal and External Facial Features
Slater, A.M., Bremner, J.G., Johnson, S.P., Sherwood, P., Hayes, R.A., Brown, E. 2000 In: Infancy. 1, 2, p. 265-274. 10 p.
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Relationships between drawing a cube and copying a line diagram of a cube in 8- and 9-year-old children
Bremner, J.G., Morse, R., Hughes, S., Andreasen, G. 2000 In: Child Development. 71, 3, p. 619-634. 16 p.
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Interpretation and construction of coordinate dimensions by 4- to 5-year-old children.
Lidster, W., Bremner, G. 06/1999 In: British Journal of Developmental Psychology. 17, 2, p. 189-201. 13 p.
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Explaining search errors in infancy: commentary on Munakata.
Bremner, J.G. 10/1998 In: Developmental Science. 1, 2, p. 192-193. 2 p.
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Young children's ability to use maps and models to find ways in novel spaces
Bremner, J.G., Andreasen, G. 1998 In: British Journal of Developmental Psychology. 16, 2, p. 197-218. 21 p.
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A change in viewpoint promotes use of height-in-picture as a depth cue in 5- to 7-year-olds' drawings of a simple depth relationship.
Bremner, J.G., Andreasen, G. 1997 In: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 66, 2, p. 180-192. 13 p.
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Processes underlying young children's spatial orientation during movement
Bremner, G., Knowles, L.S., Andreasen, G. 06/1994 In: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 57, 3, p. 355-376. 22 p.
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Conditions for Successful Performance by 4-Year-Olds in a Dimensional Coordination Task
Bremner, J.G., Andreasen, G., Kendall, G., Adams, L. 1993 In: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 56, 2, p. 149-172. 24 p.
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Form perception at birth: Cohen and Younger (1984) revisited
Slater, A.M., Mattock, A., Brown, E., Bremner, J.G. 1991 In: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 51, 3, p. 395-406. 12 p.
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Sensitivity to viewpoint in children's drawings of objects and relations between objects
Bremner, J.G., Batten, A. 1991 In: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 52, p. 375-394. 20 p.
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Perceptual & intellectual development in infancy
Bremner, J.G. 1989 In: Science Progress. 73, 292, p. 443-456. 14 p.
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Conditions for Piagetian Stage IV search errors in a task using transparent occluders
Yates, D.J., Bremner, G. 1988 In: Infant Behavior and Development. 11, 4, p. 411-417. 7 p.
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Constructing Favourable Conditions for Measuring the Young Child's Understanding of the Terms in, on and under
Bremner, J.G., Idowu, T.C. 1987 In: International Journal of Behavioral Development. 10, 1, p. 89-98. 10 p.
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The representation of depth in children's drawings of a table
Lee, M., Bremner, J.G. 1987 In: The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology . 39, 3, p. 479-496. 19 p.
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Object tracking and search in infancy: A review of data and a theoretical evaluation.
Bremner, J.G. 12/1985 In: Developmental Review. 5, 4, p. 371-396. 26 p.
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Provoked use of height in picture as a depth cue in young children's drawings
Bremner, J.G. 1985 In: British Journal of Developmental Psychology. 3, 1, p. 95-98. 4 p.
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Errors towards the perpendicular in children's copies of angular figures: A test of the bisection interpretation
Bremner, J.G. 1984 In: Perception. 13, 2, p. 117-128. 12 p.
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Piagetian stage IV errors with an object that is directly accessible both visually and manually.
Bremner, J.G., Knowles, L. 1984 In: Perception. 13, 3, p. 307-314. 8 p.
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Prior visual inspection and naming: Two factors that enhance hidden feature inclusion in young children's drawings
Bremner, J.G., Moore, S. 1984 In: British Journal of Developmental Psychology. 2, 4, p. 371-376. 6 p.
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The effect of encouraging self evaluation on children's ability to transfer the use of mnemonic strategy
Jones, H., Ridgway, J., Bremner, J.G. 1983 In: Human Learning: Journal of Practical Research and Applications. 2, 4, p. 327-338. 11 p.
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Children's errors in copying angles: Perpendicular error or bisection error?
Bremner, J.G., Taylor, A. 1982 In: Perception. 11, 2, p. 163-171. 9 p.
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Egocentric versus allocentric spatial coding in nine-month-old infants: Factors influencing the choice of code.
Bremner, J.G. 07/1978 In: Developmental Psychology. 14, 4, p. 346-355. 10 p.
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Spatial errors made by infants: Inadequate spatial cues or evidence for egocentrism?
Bremner, J.G. 02/1978 In: British Journal of Psychology. 69, 1, p. 77-84. 8 p.
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Place versus response as the basis of spatial errors made by young infants.
Bremner, J.G., Bryant, P.E. 02/1977 In: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 23, 1, p. 162-171. 10 p.
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