Vanessa Harrar, PhD

Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Peer-reviewed manuscripts

 

Harrar, V., Harris, L. R., Spence, C. (2017) Multisensory integration is independent of perceived simultaneity. Exp Brain Res, 235(3), 763-775.
Bouskila, J.*, Harrar, V.*, Javadi, P., Beierschmitt, A., Palmour, R., Casanova, C., Bouchard, J. F., Ptito, M. (2016) Cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 modulate the eletroretinographic waves in vervet monkeys. Neural Plasticity, 1253245. *Equal contribution.
Bouskila, J., Harrar, V., Javadi, P., Casanova, C., Hirabayashi, Y., Matsuo, I., Ohyama, J., Bouchard, J. F., Ptito, M. (2016) Scotopic vision in the monkey is modulated by the G protein-coupled receptor 55. Visual Neuroscience, 33 e006.
Dempsey-Jones, H.*, Harrar, V.*, Oliver, J., Johansen-Berg, H., Spence, C., Makin, T. R. (2016) Transfer of tactile perceptual learning to untrained neighboring fingers reflects natural use relationships. J Neurophysiol., 115(3), 1088-1097. *Equal contribution.
Harris, L. R., Carnevale, M. J., D'Amour, S., Fraser, L. E., Harrar, V., Hoover, A. E., Mander, C., Pritchett, L. M. (2015). How our body influences our perception of the world. Front Psychol, 6, 819.
Indraccolo, A.*, Spence, C., Vatakis, A., & Harrar, V.* (2015). Combined effects of motor response, sensory modality, and stimulus intensity on temporal reproduction. Exp Brain Res. 234(5), 1189-1198. *Equal contribution.

Peer Reviewed Publications continued…
Harrar, V., Tammam, J., Perez-Bellido, A., Pitt, A., Stein, J., & Spence, C. (2014). Multisensory integration and attention in developmental dyslexia. Curr Biol, 24, 531-535.
Vandenbroucke, S., Crombez, G., Harrar, V., Brusselmans, G., Devulder, J., Spence, C., & Goubert, L. (2014). Fibromyalgia patients and controls are equally accurate in detecting tactile stimuli while observing another in pain: an experimental study. Atten Percept Psychophys, 76(8), 2548-2559.
Harrar, V., Spence, C., & Makin, T. R. (2014). Topographic Generalization of Tactile Perceptual Learning. J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform, 40(1), 15-23.

Harrar V., Elkrief L., Bouskila J., Kucera R., Fink-Jensen A., Bouchard J-F., Palmour R., Ptito M. (2017) Accelerated age-related visual decline in prenatal alcohol exposed monkeys. IOVS (in press)

Harrar, V., Harris, L. R., Spence, C. (2017) Multisensory integration is independent of perceived simultaneity. Exp Brain Res, 235(3), 763-775.

Bouskila, J.*, Harrar, V.*, Javadi, P., Beierschmitt, A., Palmour, R., Casanova, C., Bouchard, J. F., Ptito, M. (2016) Cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 modulate the eletroretinographic waves in vervet monkeys. Neural Plasticity, 1253245. *Equal contribution.

Bouskila, J., Harrar, V., Javadi, P., Casanova, C., Hirabayashi, Y., Matsuo, I., Ohyama, J., Bouchard, J. F., Ptito, M. (2016) Scotopic vision in the monkey is modulated by the G protein-coupled receptor 55. Visual Neuroscience, 33 e006.Bouskila, J.*, Harrar, V.*, Javadi, P., Beierschmitt, A., Palmour, R., Casanova, C., Bouchard, J. F., Ptito, M. (2016) Cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 modulate the eletroretinographic waves in vervet monkeys. Neural Plasticity, 1253245. *Equal contribution.
Bouskila, J., Harrar, V., Javadi, P., Casanova, C., Hirabayashi, Y., Matsuo, I., Ohyama, J., Bouchard, J. F., Ptito, M. (2016) Scotopic vision in the monkey is modulated by the G protein-coupled receptor 55. Visual Neuroscience, 33 e006.
Bouskila, J., Harrar, V., Javadi, P., Casanova, C., Hirabayashi, Y., Matsuo, I., Ohyama, J., Bouchard, J. F., Ptito, M. (2016) Scotopic vision in the monkey is modulated by the G protein-coupled receptor 55. Visual Neuroscience, 33 e006.
Bouskila, J.*, Harrar, V.*, Javadi, P., Beierschmitt, A., Palmour, R., Casanova, C., Bouchard, J. F., Ptito, M. (2016) Cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 modulate the eletroretinographic waves in vervet monkeys. Neural Plasticity, 1253245. *Equal contribution.
Bouskila, J., Harrar, V., Javadi, P., Casanova, C., Hirabayashi, Y., Matsuo, I., Ohyama, J., Bouchard, J. F., Ptito, M. (2016) Scotopic vision in the monkey is modulated by the G protein-coupled receptor 55. Visual Neuroscience, 33 e006.
Bouskila, J.*, Harrar, V.*, Javadi, P., Beierschmitt, A., Palmour, R., Casanova, C., Bouchard, J. F., Ptito, M. (2016) Cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 modulate the eletroretinographic waves in vervet monkeys. Neural Plasticity, 1253245. *Equal contribution.
Bouskila, J., Harrar, V., Javadi, P., Casanova, C., Hirabayashi, Y., Matsuo, I., Ohyama, J., Bouchard, J. F., Ptito, M. (2016) Scotopic vision in the monkey is modulated by the G protein-coupled receptor 55. Visual Neuroscience, 33 e006.
 
Dempsey-Jones, H.*, Harrar, V.*, Oliver, J., Johansen-Berg, H., Spence, C., Makin, T. R. (2016) Transfer of tactile perceptual learning to untrained neighboring fingers reflects natural use relationships. J Neurophysiol., 115(3), 1088-1097. *Equal contribution.
 
Harris, L. R., Carnevale, M. J., D'Amour, S., Fraser, L. E., Harrar, V., Hoover, A. E., Mander, C., Pritchett, L. M. (2015). How our body influences our perception of the world. Front Psychol, 6, 819.
 
Indraccolo, A.*, Spence, C., Vatakis, A., & Harrar, V.* (2015). Combined effects of motor response, sensory modality, and stimulus intensity on temporal reproduction. Exp Brain Res. 234(5), 1189-1198. *Equal contribution.
 
Harrar, V., Tammam, J., Perez-Bellido, A., Pitt, A., Stein, J., & Spence, C. (2014). Multisensory integration and attention in developmental dyslexia. Curr Biol, 24, 531-535.
 
Vandenbroucke, S., Crombez, G., Harrar, V., Brusselmans, G., Devulder, J., Spence, C., & Goubert, L. (2014). Fibromyalgia patients and controls are equally accurate in detecting tactile stimuli while observing another in pain: an experimental study. Atten Percept Psychophys, 76(8), 2548-2559.
 

Harrar, V., Spence, C., & Makin, T. R. (2014). Topographic Generalization of Tactile Perceptual Learning. J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform, 40(1), 15-23.
 

Harrar V, Spence C (2013) The taste of cutlery: How the taste of food is affected by the weight, size, shape, and colour of the cutlery used to eat it. Flavour, 2: 21.

Parise C, Harrar V, Ernst M, Spence C (2013) Cross-correlation between auditory and visual signals promotes multisensory integration. Multisensory Research, 26: 307-316.

Harrar V, Pritchett LM, Harris LR (2013) Segmented space: Measuring tactile localisation in body coordinates. Multisensory Research (previously Seeing & Perceiving, special issue edited by Marc Ernst), 26: 3-18.

Spence C*, Harrar V*, Piqueras-Fiszman B* (2012) Assessing the impact of tableware and other contextual variables on multisensory flavour perception. Flavour 1,7. *First author equal contribution.

Harrar V, Toepel U, Murray MM, Spence C (2011) Food's visually perceived fat content affects discrimination speed in an orthogonal spatial task. Experimental Brain Research 214, 351-356

Harrar V, Piqueras-Fiszman B, Spence C (2011) There's more to taste in a coloured bowl. Perception 40, 880-882

Piqueras-Fiszman B, Harrar V, Alcaide J, & Spence C (2011) Does the weight of the dish influence our perception of food? Food Quality and Preference 22, 753-756

Harrar V, & Harris LR (2010) Touch used to guide action is partially coded in a visual reference frame. Experimental Brain Research 203, 615-620

Harrar V, & Harris LR (2009) Eye position affects the perceived location of touch. Experimental Brain Research 198, 403–410

Winter R, Harrar V, Gozdzik M, & Harris LR (2008) The relative timing of active and passive touch. Brain Research 1242, 54–58

Harrar V, Winter R & Harris LR (2008) Visuotactile apparent motion. Psychophysics 70 (5), 807–817

Harrar V & Harris LR (2008) The effect of exposure to asynchronous audio, visual, and tactile stimulus combinations on the perception of simultaneity. Experimental Brain Research 186, 517–524

Harrar V & Harris LR (2007) Multimodal Ternus: Visual, tactile, and visuo-tactile grouping in apparent motion. Perception 10, 1455–1464

Harrar V & Harris LR (2005) Simultaneity constancy: Detecting events with touch and vision. Exp Brain Res 166, 465–473 

Peer-reviewed book chapters

Harrar V, Aubin S, Chebat D, Kupers R, Ptito M. (2018) The multisensory blind brain. In Edwige Pissaloux E, Velazquez R, (eds) Mobility in Visually Impaired People - Fundamentals and ICT Assistive Technologies. Springer NY.

Chebat D, Harrar V, Kupers R, Ptito M, Maidenbaum S, Amedi A. Spatial awareness and navigation. (2018) In Edwige Pissaloux E, Velazquez R, (eds) Mobility in Visually Impaired People - Fundamentals and ICT Assistive Technologies. Springer NY.

Harrar V, Vandenbroucke S, Slimani H, Ptito M, Kupers R. (2016) Out of sight but not out of mind: The role of vision in pain perception. In Garcia-Larrea L, Jackson P (eds) Pain & Consciousness, IASP Press, Washington DC. pp 183-195.

Harris LR, Harrar V, Jaekl P, Kopinska A (2010) Mechanisms of simultaneity constancy. In: Nijhawan R, Khurana B (eds.) Space and time in perception and action. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. pp 232-253

Peer-reviewed conference presentations

Peer Reviewed Published Abstract (16)
1. Harrar V, Roudaia E, Faubert J (2017) Audio-visual attention distribution in young and older populations. Annals of Eye Science, (in press). [Poster to be presented in Montreal, November 2017]
2. Harrar V, Lugo E, Doti R, Faubert J (2017) Multisensory stochastic facilitation: Effects of thresholds and reaction times. Annals of Eye Science, (in press). [Poster to be presented in Montreal, November 2017]
3. Harrar V, Le W, Ptito M, Khan A (2017) Eye movements in the dark: Saccades to non-visual targets. Annals of Eye Science, (in press). [Poster to be presented in Montreal, November 2017]
4. Indraccolo A, Spence C, Vatakis A, Harrar V (2014) The effect of motor response, sensory modality, and intensity on temporal reproduction. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 126: 226. [Poster presented in Corfu, Greece, March 2014]
5. Harrar V, Tammam J, Pérez-Bellido A, Hulatt R, Pitt A, Stein J, Spence C (2013) Multisensory integration deficits in developmental dyslexia. Multisensory Research, 26:22. [Talk presented in Jerusalem, Israel, June 2013]
6. Vandenbroucke S, Goubert L, Harrar V (2013) The detection of tactile stimuli while observing another in pain in chronic pain patients and controls.” Multisensory Research, 26:225. [Poster presented in Jerusalem, Israel, June 2013]

Published abstracts continued…
7. Harris LR, D’Amour S, Pritchett L, Carnevale MJ, Harrar V (2013) Representing the body in the brain: Effects of body distortion on somatosensory processing.” Multisensory Research, 26:28. [Talk presented in Jerusalem, Israel, June 2013]
8. Harrar V, Spence C, Harris LR (2013) Does temporal adaptation affect multisensory integration? Multisensory Research, 26:138. [Poster presented in Jerusalem, Israel, June 2013]
9. Harrar V, Spence C, Makin TR (2012) Improved tactile acuity following perceptual learning generalises to untrained fingers. Seeing and Perceiving 25 (Suppl.) 82. [Poster presented in Oxford, UK, June 2012]
10. Harrar V, Spence C (2012) A weighty matter: The effect of spoon size and weight on food perception. Seeing and Perceiving 25 (Suppl.) 199. [Poster presented in Oxford, UK, June 2012]
11. Vandenbroucke S, Crombez G, Van Ryckeghem D, Harrar V, Goubert L, Spence C, Durnez W, van Damme S (2012) Observing social stimuli influences detection of subtle somatic sensations differently for pain synaesthetes and controls. Seeing and Perceiving 25 (Suppl.) 19. [Poster presented in Oxford, UK, June 2012]
12. Parise C, Harrar V, Spence C, Ernst M (2011) Multisensory integration: When correlation implies causation. i-Perception, 2(8), 901. [Poster presented in Fukuoka, Japan, October 2011]
13. Harrar V, Toepel U, Murray M, Spence C (2011) Visually perceived fat content of foods affects response time. i-Perception, 2(8), 947. [Poster presented in Fukuoka, Japan, October 2011]
14. Parise C, Harrar V, Spence C, Ernst M (2011) Multisensory integration: When correlation implies causation. Perception 40, ECVP Abstract Supplement, page 185. [Poster presented in Toulouse, France, Aug 2011]
15. Harrar V, Toepel U, Murray M, Spence C (2011) Visually perceived fat content of foods affects response time. Perception 40, ECVP Abstract Supplement, page 214. [Poster presented in Toulouse, France, Aug 2011]
16. Harrar V, Frissen I, Harris LR (2009) Tactile localization is affected by simultaneously presented visual stimuli. J vis 9, 711. [Poster presented in Florida, USA, May 2009]

Conference Presentations (26; published abstracts are not repeated here)
1. Harrar V, Roudaia E, Faubert J. “Audio-visual multiple object tracking” Poster at the 18th International Multisensory Research Forum in Nashville, USA, May 2017.
2. Harrar V, Harris LR, Spence C “Multisensory synchrony in perception and action” Invited talk presented at Rethinking the Senses in Glasgow, UK, February 2017.
3. Harrar V, Elkrief L, Bouskila J, Kupers R, Bouchard J-F, Palmour R, Ptito M “Effect of aging and fetal alcohol syndrome on retinal function” Poster presented at Society for Neuroscience in San Diego, USA, November 2016.
4. Harrar V, Bar R.J., DeSouza J FX “The auditory cortex changes across learning choreography with Parkinson’s Disease: fMRI changes across 8 months and a documentary – SYNAPSE DANCE” Poster presented at The 4th World Parkinson Congress 2016 in Portland, USA, September 2016.
Conference presentations continued…
5. Harrar V “Multisensory attention in magnocellular circuits in developmental dyslexia” Invited talk presented at the Journée scientifique de l’École d’optométrie et du GRSV in Montreal, Canada, March, 2015.
6. Harrar V, Bouskila J, Bouchard J-F, Ptito M. “Olfactory receptors in the eye” Poster at the 16th International Multisensory Research Forum in Pisa, Italy, June 2015.
7. Beaudry Richard A, Harrar V, Auvray M, Spence C, Kupers R, Ptito M. “The multisensory substitution device: Replacing vision with multisensory perception” Poster at the 16th International Multisensory Research Forum in Pisa, Italy, June 2015.
8. Dempsey-Jones H, Harrar V, Oliver J, Johansen-Berg H, Spence C, Makin T.R. “Transfer of tactile perceptual learning to untrained neighbouring fingers reflects natural use relationships” Poster presented at the 16th IMRF in Pisa, Italy, June 2015.
9. Harrar V “Multisensory integration/Attention shifting with Dyslexia.” Invited talk presented at the Learning & the Brain conference in Boston, US, November 2014.
10. Harrar V, Frenz H, Harris L. R., Lappe M “Remapping of touches on the skin during saccades.” Talk presented at the Society for Neuroscience in Washington, USA, November 2014.
11. Dempsey-Jones H, Harrar V, Spence C, Makin TR “Elucidating the time-course of tactile perceptual learning: Evidence for short and long-term generalisation processes.” Poster presented at IMRF in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 2014.
12. Harrar V, Frenz H, Harris L. R., Lappe M “Peri-saccadic shift of touches on the skin.” Poster presented at the 15th IMRF in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 2014.
13. Harrar V, Spence C, Harris LR “Effect of temporal adaptation on actions to integrated multisensory stimuli.” Poster presented at the TIMELY Training School, COST Action TD0904, in Corfu, Greece, February 2013.
14. Harrar V, Spence C, Makin TR “Perceptual learning improves tactile acuity and generalises to untrained body parts.” Poster presented at the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness in Brighton, UK, July 2012.
15. Harris LR, Hoover AEN, Pritchett LM, Harrar V “Visual and proprioceptive contributions to the perception of one's body.” Talk presented at the International Multisensory Research Forum in Fukuoka, Japan, October 2011.
16. Harrar V, Pritchett LM, Harris LR "The reference frame for touch depends on the task." Poster presentation at Bernstein Symposium Cluster D: Multisensory perception and action in Tübingen, Germany, Sept 2011.
17. Harrar V, Harris LR “The effects of arm and eye position on the perceived location of touches on the arm.” Talk presented at the International Multisensory Research Forum in New York, June 2009.
18. Harrar V, Harris LR, Lappe M “The perceived location of a touch shifts with eye position.” Poster presented at the International Multisensory Research Forum in Hamburg, Germany, July 2008.
19. Harrar V, Sturm A, Harris LR “Visuo-tactile binding in mirror-induced illusory space.” Poster presented at Canadian Association for Neurosciences, Toronto, May 2007.
20. Winter R, Harrar V, Harris LR “The perceived timing of the active and passive components of a touch.” Poster presented at the International Multisensory Research Forum in Sydney, Australia, July 2007.
Conference Presentations continued…
21. Harrar V, Sturm A, Harris LR “Visuo-tactile binding in mirror-induced illusory space.” Poster at the International Multisensory Research Forum in Sydney, Australia, July 2007.
22. Harrar V, Harris LR “Assessing multisensory temporal cues for figure-ground segregation.” Poster presented at the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness in Oxford, UK, June 2006.
23. Harrar V, Harris LR “Assessing multisensory temporal cues for motion perception.” Poster presented at the International Multisensory Research Forum in Dublin, 06/2006.
24. Harrar V, Winter R, Harris LR “Multimodal apparent motion.” Poster presented at the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness in Pasedena, LA, June 2005.
25. Harrar V, Winter R, Harris LR “Multimodal apparent motion.” Poster presented at the International Multisensory Research Forum in Trento, Italy June 2005.
26. Harris LR, Harrar V “The perceived timing of visual and tactile stimuli applied to the foot and finger.” Talk presented at the International Multisensory Research Forum in Barcelona, Spain, June 2004.

Peer Reviewed Published Abstract (16)

1.              Harrar V, Roudaia E, Faubert J (2017) Audio-visual attention distribution in young and older populations. Annals of Eye Science, (in press). [Poster to be presented in Montreal, November 2017]

2.              Harrar V, Lugo E, Doti R, Faubert J (2017) Multisensory stochastic facilitation: Effects of thresholds and reaction times. Annals of Eye Science, (in press). [Poster to be presented in Montreal, November 2017]

3.              Harrar V, Le W, Ptito M, Khan A (2017) Eye movements in the dark: Saccades to non-visual targets. Annals of Eye Science, (in press). [Poster to be presented in Montreal, November 2017]

4.              Indraccolo A, Spence C, Vatakis A, Harrar V (2014) The effect of motor response, sensory modality, and intensity on temporal reproduction. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 126: 226. [Poster presented in Corfu, Greece, March 2014]

5.              Harrar V, Tammam J, Pérez-Bellido A, Hulatt R, Pitt A, Stein J, Spence C (2013) Multisensory integration deficits in developmental dyslexia. Multisensory Research, 26:22. [Talk presented in Jerusalem, Israel, June 2013]

6.              Vandenbroucke S, Goubert L, Harrar V (2013) The detection of tactile stimuli while observing another in pain in chronic pain patients and controls.” Multisensory Research, 26:225. [Poster presented in Jerusalem, Israel, June 2013]

7.              Harris LR, D’Amour S, Pritchett L, Carnevale MJ, Harrar V (2013) Representing the body in the brain: Effects of body distortion on somatosensory processing.” Multisensory Research, 26:28. [Talk presented in Jerusalem, Israel, June 2013]

8.              Harrar V, Spence C, Harris LR (2013) Does temporal adaptation affect multisensory integration? Multisensory Research, 26:138. [Poster presented in Jerusalem, Israel, June 2013]

9.              Harrar V, Spence C, Makin TR (2012) Improved tactile acuity following perceptual learning generalises to untrained fingers. Seeing and Perceiving 25 (Suppl.) 82. [Poster presented in Oxford, UK, June 2012]

10.           Harrar V, Spence C (2012) A weighty matter: The effect of spoon size and weight on food perception. Seeing and Perceiving 25 (Suppl.) 199. [Poster presented in Oxford, UK, June 2012]

11.           Vandenbroucke S, Crombez G, Van Ryckeghem D, Harrar V, Goubert L, Spence C, Durnez W, van Damme S (2012) Observing social stimuli influences detection of subtle somatic sensations differently for pain synaesthetes and controls. Seeing and Perceiving 25 (Suppl.) 19. [Poster presented in Oxford, UK, June 2012]

12.           Parise C, Harrar V, Spence C, Ernst M (2011) Multisensory integration: When correlation implies causation. i-Perception, 2(8), 901. [Poster presented in Fukuoka, Japan, October 2011]

13.           Harrar V, Toepel U, Murray M, Spence C (2011) Visually perceived fat content of foods affects response time. i-Perception, 2(8), 947. [Poster presented in Fukuoka, Japan, October 2011]

14.           Parise C, Harrar V, Spence C, Ernst M (2011) Multisensory integration: When correlation implies causation. Perception 40, ECVP Abstract Supplement, page 185. [Poster presented in Toulouse, France, Aug 2011]

15.           Harrar V, Toepel U, Murray M, Spence C (2011) Visually perceived fat content of foods affects response time. Perception 40, ECVP Abstract Supplement, page 214. [Poster presented in Toulouse, France, Aug 2011]

16.           Harrar V, Frissen I, Harris LR (2009) Tactile localization is affected by simultaneously presented visual stimuli. J vis 9, 711. [Poster presented in Florida, USA, May 2009]

 

Conference Presentations (26; published abstracts are not repeated here)

1.              Harrar V, Roudaia E, Faubert J. “Audio-visual multiple object tracking” Poster at the 18th International Multisensory Research Forum in Nashville, USA, May 2017.

2.              Harrar V, Harris LR, Spence C “Multisensory synchrony in perception and action” Invited talk presented at Rethinking the Senses in Glasgow, UK, February 2017.

3.              Harrar V, Elkrief L, Bouskila J, Kupers R, Bouchard J-F, Palmour R, Ptito M “Effect of aging and fetal alcohol syndrome on retinal function” Poster presented at Society for Neuroscience in San Diego, USA, November 2016.

4.             Harrar V, Bar R.J., DeSouza J FX “The auditory cortex changes across learning choreography with Parkinson’s Disease: fMRI changes across 8 months and a documentary – SYNAPSE DANCE” Poster presented at The 4th World Parkinson Congress 2016 in Portland, USA, September 2016.

5.             Harrar V “Multisensory attention in magnocellular circuits in developmental dyslexia” Invited talk presented at the Journée scientifique de l’École d’optométrie et du GRSV in Montreal, Canada, March, 2015.

6.             Harrar V, Bouskila J, Bouchard J-F, Ptito M. “Olfactory receptors in the eye” Poster at the 16th International Multisensory Research Forum in Pisa, Italy, June 2015.

7.             Beaudry Richard A, Harrar V, Auvray M, Spence C, Kupers R, Ptito M. “The multisensory substitution device: Replacing vision with multisensory perception” Poster at the 16th International Multisensory Research Forum in Pisa, Italy, June 2015.

8.             Dempsey-Jones H, Harrar V, Oliver J, Johansen-Berg H, Spence C, Makin T.R. “Transfer of tactile perceptual learning to untrained neighbouring fingers reflects natural use relationships” Poster presented at the 16th IMRF in Pisa, Italy, June 2015.

9.             Harrar V “Multisensory integration/Attention shifting with Dyslexia.” Invited talk presented at the Learning & the Brain conference in Boston, US, November 2014.

10.          Harrar V, Frenz H, Harris L. R., Lappe M “Remapping of touches on the skin during saccades.” Talk presented at the Society for Neuroscience in Washington, USA, November 2014.

11.           Dempsey-Jones H, Harrar V, Spence C, Makin TR “Elucidating the time-course of tactile perceptual learning: Evidence for short and long-term generalisation processes.” Poster presented at IMRF in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 2014.

12.           Harrar V, Frenz H, Harris L. R., Lappe M “Peri-saccadic shift of touches on the skin.” Poster presented at the 15th IMRF in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 2014.

13.           Harrar V, Spence C, Harris LR “Effect of temporal adaptation on actions to integrated multisensory stimuli.” Poster presented at the TIMELY Training School, COST Action TD0904, in Corfu, Greece, February 2013.

14.           Harrar V, Spence C, Makin TR “Perceptual learning improves tactile acuity and generalises to untrained body parts.” Poster presented at the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness in Brighton, UK, July 2012.

15.           Harris LR, Hoover AEN, Pritchett LM, Harrar V “Visual and proprioceptive contributions to the perception of one's body.” Talk presented at the International Multisensory Research Forum in Fukuoka, Japan, October 2011.

16.           Harrar V, Pritchett LM, Harris LR "The reference frame for touch depends on the task." Poster presentation at Bernstein Symposium Cluster D: Multisensory perception and action in Tübingen, Germany, Sept 2011.

17.           Harrar V, Harris LR “The effects of arm and eye position on the perceived location of touches on the arm.” Talk presented at the International Multisensory Research Forum in New York, June 2009.

18.           Harrar V, Harris LR, Lappe M “The perceived location of a touch shifts with eye position.” Poster presented at the International Multisensory Research Forum in Hamburg, Germany, July 2008.

19.           Harrar V, Sturm A, Harris LR “Visuo-tactile binding in mirror-induced illusory space.” Poster presented at Canadian Association for Neurosciences, Toronto, May 2007.

20.           Winter R, Harrar V, Harris LR “The perceived timing of the active and passive components of a touch.” Poster presented at the International Multisensory Research Forum in Sydney, Australia, July 2007.

21.           Harrar V, Sturm A, Harris LR “Visuo-tactile binding in mirror-induced illusory space.” Poster at the International Multisensory Research Forum in Sydney, Australia, July 2007.

22.           Harrar V, Harris LR “Assessing multisensory temporal cues for figure-ground segregation.” Poster presented at the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness in Oxford, UK, June 2006.

23.           Harrar V, Harris LR “Assessing multisensory temporal cues for motion perception.” Poster presented at the International Multisensory Research Forum in Dublin, 06/2006.

24.           Harrar V, Winter R, Harris LR “Multimodal apparent motion.” Poster presented at the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness in Pasedena, LA, June 2005.

25.           Harrar V, Winter R, Harris LR “Multimodal apparent motion.” Poster presented at the International Multisensory Research Forum in Trento, Italy June 2005.

26. Harris LR, Harrar V “The perceived timing of visual and tactile stimuli applied to the foot and finger.” Talk presented at the International Multisensory Research Forum in Barcelona, Spain, June 2004.
2. Harrar V, Lugo E, Doti R, Faubert J (2017) Multisensory stochastic facilitation: Effects of thresholds and reaction times. Annals of Eye Science, (in press). [Poster to be presented in Montreal, November 2017]
3. Harrar V, Le W, Ptito M, Khan A (2017) Eye movements in the dark: Saccades to non-visual targets. Annals of Eye Science, (in press). [Poster to be presented in Montreal, November 2017]
4. Indraccolo A, Spence C, Vatakis A, Harrar V (2014) The effect of motor response, sensory modality, and intensity on temporal reproduction. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 126: 226. [Poster presented in Corfu, Greece, March 2014]
5. Harrar V, Tammam J, Pérez-Bellido A, Hulatt R, Pitt A, Stein J, Spence C (2013) Multisensory integration deficits in developmental dyslexia. Multisensory Research, 26:22. [Talk presented in Jerusalem, Israel, June 2013]
6. Vandenbroucke S, Goubert L, Harrar V (2013) The detection of tactile stimuli while observing another in pain in chronic pain patients and controls.” Multisensory Research, 26:225. [Poster presented in Jerusalem, Israel, June 2013]

Published abstracts continued…
7. Harris LR, D’Amour S, Pritchett L, Carnevale MJ, Harrar V (2013) Representing the body in the brain: Effects of body distortion on somatosensory processing.” Multisensory Research, 26:28. [Talk presented in Jerusalem, Israel, June 2013]
8. Harrar V, Spence C, Harris LR (2013) Does temporal adaptation affect multisensory integration? Multisensory Research, 26:138. [Poster presented in Jerusalem, Israel, June 2013]
9. Harrar V, Spence C, Makin TR (2012) Improved tactile acuity following perceptual learning generalises to untrained fingers. Seeing and Perceiving 25 (Suppl.) 82. [Poster presented in Oxford, UK, June 2012]
10. Harrar V, Spence C (2012) A weighty matter: The effect of spoon size and weight on food perception. Seeing and Perceiving 25 (Suppl.) 199. [Poster presented in Oxford, UK, June 2012]
11. Vandenbroucke S, Crombez G, Van Ryckeghem D, Harrar V, Goubert L, Spence C, Durnez W, van Damme S (2012) Observing social stimuli influences detection of subtle somatic sensations differently for pain synaesthetes and controls. Seeing and Perceiving 25 (Suppl.) 19. [Poster presented in Oxford, UK, June 2012]
12. Parise C, Harrar V, Spence C, Ernst M (2011) Multisensory integration: When correlation implies causation. i-Perception, 2(8), 901. [Poster presented in Fukuoka, Japan, October 2011]
13. Harrar V, Toepel U, Murray M, Spence C (2011) Visually perceived fat content of foods affects response time. i-Perception, 2(8), 947. [Poster presented in Fukuoka, Japan, October 2011]
14. Parise C, Harrar V, Spence C, Ernst M (2011) Multisensory integration: When correlation implies causation. Perception 40, ECVP Abstract Supplement, page 185. [Poster presented in Toulouse, France, Aug 2011]
15. Harrar V, Toepel U, Murray M, Spence C (2011) Visually perceived fat content of foods affects response time. Perception 40, ECVP Abstract Supplement, page 214. [Poster presented in Toulouse, France, Aug 2011]
16. Harrar V, Frissen I, Harris LR (2009) Tactile localization is affected by simultaneously presented visual stimuli. J vis 9, 711. [Poster presented in Florida, USA, May 2009]

Conference Presentations (26; published abstracts are not repeated here)
1. Harrar V, Roudaia E, Faubert J. “Audio-visual multiple object tracking” Poster at the 18th International Multisensory Research Forum in Nashville, USA, May 2017.
2. Harrar V, Harris LR, Spence C “Multisensory synchrony in perception and action” Invited talk presented at Rethinking the Senses in Glasgow, UK, February 2017.
3. Harrar V, Elkrief L, Bouskila J, Kupers R, Bouchard J-F, Palmour R, Ptito M “Effect of aging and fetal alcohol syndrome on retinal function” Poster presented at Society for Neuroscience in San Diego, USA, November 2016.
4. Harrar V, Bar R.J., DeSouza J FX “The auditory cortex changes across learning choreography with Parkinson’s Disease: fMRI changes across 8 months and a documentary – SYNAPSE DANCE” Poster presented at The 4th World Parkinson Congress 2016 in Portland, USA, September 2016.
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5. Harrar V “Multisensory attention in magnocellular circuits in developmental dyslexia” Invited talk presented at the Journée scientifique de l’École d’optométrie et du GRSV in Montreal, Canada, March, 2015.
6. Harrar V, Bouskila J, Bouchard J-F, Ptito M. “Olfactory receptors in the eye” Poster at the 16th International Multisensory Research Forum in Pisa, Italy, June 2015.
7. Beaudry Richard A, Harrar V, Auvray M, Spence C, Kupers R, Ptito M. “The multisensory substitution device: Replacing vision with multisensory perception” Poster at the 16th International Multisensory Research Forum in Pisa, Italy, June 2015.
8. Dempsey-Jones H, Harrar V, Oliver J, Johansen-Berg H, Spence C, Makin T.R. “Transfer of tactile perceptual learning to untrained neighbouring fingers reflects natural use relationships” Poster presented at the 16th IMRF in Pisa, Italy, June 2015.
9. Harrar V “Multisensory integration/Attention shifting with Dyslexia.” Invited talk presented at the Learning & the Brain conference in Boston, US, November 2014.
10. Harrar V, Frenz H, Harris L. R., Lappe M “Remapping of touches on the skin during saccades.” Talk presented at the Society for Neuroscience in Washington, USA, November 2014.
11. Dempsey-Jones H, Harrar V, Spence C, Makin TR “Elucidating the time-course of tactile perceptual learning: Evidence for short and long-term generalisation processes.” Poster presented at IMRF in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 2014.
12. Harrar V, Frenz H, Harris L. R., Lappe M “Peri-saccadic shift of touches on the skin.” Poster presented at the 15th IMRF in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 2014.
13. Harrar V, Spence C, Harris LR “Effect of temporal adaptation on actions to integrated multisensory stimuli.” Poster presented at the TIMELY Training School, COST Action TD0904, in Corfu, Greece, February 2013.
14. Harrar V, Spence C, Makin TR “Perceptual learning improves tactile acuity and generalises to untrained body parts.” Poster presented at the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness in Brighton, UK, July 2012.
15. Harris LR, Hoover AEN, Pritchett LM, Harrar V “Visual and proprioceptive contributions to the perception of one's body.” Talk presented at the International Multisensory Research Forum in Fukuoka, Japan, October 2011.
16. Harrar V, Pritchett LM, Harris LR "The reference frame for touch depends on the task." Poster presentation at Bernstein Symposium Cluster D: Multisensory perception and action in Tübingen, Germany, Sept 2011.
17. Harrar V, Harris LR “The effects of arm and eye position on the perceived location of touches on the arm.” Talk presented at the International Multisensory Research Forum in New York, June 2009.
18. Harrar V, Harris LR, Lappe M “The perceived location of a touch shifts with eye position.” Poster presented at the International Multisensory Research Forum in Hamburg, Germany, July 2008.
19. Harrar V, Sturm A, Harris LR “Visuo-tactile binding in mirror-induced illusory space.” Poster presented at Canadian Association for Neurosciences, Toronto, May 2007.
20. Winter R, Harrar V, Harris LR “The perceived timing of the active and passive components of a touch.” Poster presented at the International Multisensory Research Forum in Sydney, Australia, July 2007.
Conference Presentations continued…
21. Harrar V, Sturm A, Harris LR “Visuo-tactile binding in mirror-induced illusory space.” Poster at the International Multisensory Research Forum in Sydney, Australia, July 2007.
22. Harrar V, Harris LR “Assessing multisensory temporal cues for figure-ground segregation.” Poster presented at the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness in Oxford, UK, June 2006.
23. Harrar V, Harris LR “Assessing multisensory temporal cues for motion perception.” Poster presented at the International Multisensory Research Forum in Dublin, 06/2006.
24. Harrar V, Winter R, Harris LR “Multimodal apparent motion.” Poster presented at the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness in Pasedena, LA, June 2005.
25. Harrar V, Winter R, Harris LR “Multimodal apparent motion.” Poster presented at the International Multisensory Research Forum in Trento, Italy June 2005.
26. Harris LR, Harrar V “The perceived timing of visual and tactile stimuli applied to the foot and finger.” Talk presented at the International Multisensory Research Forum in Barcelona, Spain, June 2004.

2. Harrar V, Spence C (2012) A weighty matter: The effect of spoon size and weight on food perception. Seeing and Perceiving 25 IMRF Abstract Supplement, page 199.

3. Vandenbroucke S, Crombez G, Van Ryckeghem D, Harrar V, Goubert L, Spence C, Durnez W, van Damme S (2012) Observing social stimuli influences detection of subtle somatic sensations differently for pain synaesthetes and controls. Seeing and Perceiving 25 IMRF Abstract Supplement, page 19.

4. Harrar V, Toepel U, Murray M, Spence C (2011) Visually perceived fat content of foods affects response time. Perception 40, ECVP Abstract Supplement, page 214.

5. Parise C, Harrar V, Spence C, Ernst M (2011) Multisensory integration: When correlation implies causation. Perception 40, ECVP Abstract Supplement, page 185.

6. Harrar V, Frissen I, Harris LR (2009) Tactile localization is affected by simultaneously presented visual stimuli. Journal of Vision 9, 711.

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