Juno Kim

Senior Lecturer

My research is concerned with understanding how we perceive real-world and artificial environments. Our brain infers information about the physical properties of objects in the environment through neural signals it receives from the six senses. I seek to identify specific patterns in sensory information that are important for our perceptual experience of object shape and material composition. One exciting extension to this research motivation is to determine how we perceive whether objects are moving or whether we ourselves are moving relative to stationary objects. You will find in my publications many insights insight into these phenomena based on research using computer vision and virtual reality.

Education

  • 2005 PhD in Psychology, The University of Sydney
  • 1998 BSc (Honours-I), The University of Sydney

Research Goals

  • Determine image properties for the perception of surfaces and materials.
  • Understand multi-sensory mechanisms for the perception of self-motion.
  • Explore the role of eye movements and retinal motion in perception.
  • Quantify the perception of shape and colour of structures in medical images.

 Research Grants

  • 2014 Kim, J., ARC Future Fellowship
  • 2010 Anderson, B.L., Kim, J., Fleming, R., ARC Discovery Project

Current Student Projects (PhD and Honours)

  • Perception of surface shape and translucency in natural scenes.
  • Perception of shape and materials in virtual environments.
  • The illusory experience of self-motion perception (vection).
  • Improving the perception of anatomical shape from images used in ophthalmology and clinical optometry.

Supervision Opportunities/Areas

I am happy to discuss supervision of summer research projects, honours and postgraduate projects in any of the above areas.

Advice for prospective students

If you have ever wondered why the world appears the way that it does and would like to conduct research to figure out how our brain provides you with this experience, then please feel free to contact me.

Courses I teach

VISN1101 Vision Science Perspectives (Semester 2)

Outreach

I have successfully engaged with industry including transnational corporations and other academic institutions.

 

Publications

Conference Papers
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Kim J; Moroz M; Arcioni B; Palmisano S, 2018, 'Effects of head-display lag on presence in the Oculus Rift', in Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, VRST,
2018
2018, 'Effects of head-display lag on presence in the Oculus Rift', in Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, VRST,
2018
Kim J; Anstis S, 2016, 'Decoding figure-ground occlusions from contours and shading', in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Tokyo, Japan, presented at First International Workshop on Pattern Recognition, Tokyo, Japan, 11 May 2016 - 11 May 2016,
2016
Kim J; Schiemer G; Narushima T, 2007, 'Oculog: Playing with eye movements', in Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, NIME '07, pp. 50 - 55,
2007
Journal articles
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Arcioni B; Palmisano S; Apthorp D; Kim J, 2019, 'Postural stability predicts the likelihood of cybersickness in active HMD-based virtual reality', Displays, vol. 58, pp. 3 - 11,
2019
Anstis S; Kim J, 2018, 'The field-size effect: Short motions look faster than long ones', Vision Research, vol. 146-147, pp. 32 - 40,
2018
Marlow PJ; Kim J; Anderson BL, 2017, 'Perception and misperception of surface opacity', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 114, pp. 13840 - 13845,
2017
Chowdhury NS; Marlow PJ; Kim J, 2017, 'Translucency and the perception of shape', Journal of Vision, vol. 17,
2017
Palmisano S; Mursic R; Kim J, 2017, 'Vection and cybersickness generated by head-and-display motion in the Oculus Rift', Displays, vol. 46, pp. 1 - 8,
2017
Jimenez S; Hollands M; Palmisano S; Kim J; Markoulli M; McAndrew D; Stamenkovic A; Walsh J; Bos S; Stapley PJ, 2016, 'Age-related effects of increasing postural challenge on eye movement onset latencies to visual targets', Experimental Brain Research, vol. 234, pp. 1599 - 1609,
2016
Kim J; Marlow PJ, 2016, 'Turning the world upside down to understand perceived transparency', i-Perception, vol. 7, pp. 1 - 5,
2016
Kim J; Tan K; Chowdhury NS, 2016, 'Image statistics and the fine lines of material perception', i-Perception, vol. 7, pp. 1 - 11,
2016
Nakamura S; Palmisano S; Kim J, 2016, 'Relative visual oscillation can facilitate visually induced self-motion perception', i-Perception, vol. 7, pp. 1 - 18,
2016
Palmisano S; Summersby S; Davies RG; Kim J, 2016, 'Stereoscopic advantages for vection induced by radial, circular, and spiral optic flows', Journal of Vision, vol. 16,
2016
Kim J; Anstis S, 2016, 'Perceived depth from shading boundaries', Journal of Vision, vol. 16,
2016
Kim J; Tran MT T, 2016, 'A new angle on object-background effects in vection', i-Perception, vol. 7, pp. 1 - 8,
2016
Kim J; Anstis S, 2014, 'Filling in the blanks in cortical blindness', I-PERCEPTION, vol. 5, pp. 264 - 264,
2014
Kim J; Marlow PJ; Anderson BL, 2014, 'Texture-shading flow interactions and perceived reflectance', Journal of Vision, vol. 14,
2014
Kim J; Jeng K; Anderson BL, 2014, 'Amodal completion is modulated by lightness similarity', Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, vol. 76, pp. 98 - 111,
2014
Khuu SK; Gordon J; Balcomb K; Kim J, 2014, 'The perception of three-dimensional cast-shadow structure is dependent on visual awareness.', Journal of vision, vol. 14, pp. 25,
2014
Kim J, 2013, 'Head movements suggest canal and otolith projections are activated during galvanic vestibular stimulation', Neuroscience, vol. 253, pp. 416 - 425,
2013
Kim J, 2013, 'Tonic eye movements induced by bilateral and unilateral galvanic vestibular stimulation (GVS) in guinea pigs', Brain Research Bulletin, vol. 90, pp. 72 - 78,
2013
Kim J; Palmisano S; Bonato F, 2012, 'Simulated angular head oscillation enhances vection in depth', Perception, vol. 41, pp. 402 - 414,
2012
Marlow PJ; Kim J; Anderson BL, 2012, 'The perception and misperception of specular surface reflectance', Current Biology, vol. 22, pp. 1909 - 1913,
2012
Kim J; Marlow PJ; Anderson BL, 2012, 'The dark side of gloss', Nature Neuroscience, vol. 15, pp. 1590 - 1595,
2012
Palmisano SA; Kim J; Freeman TC A, 2012, 'Horizontal fixation point oscillation and simulated viewpoint oscillation both increase vection in depth', Journal of Vision, vol. 12,
2012
2011, 'Local versus global perception of ambiguous motion displays.', Journal of vision, vol. 11, pp. 13,
2011
Anstis S; Kim J, 2011, 'Local versus global perception of ambiguous motion displays', Journal of Vision, vol. 11, pp. 1 - 12,
2011
Marlow P; Kim J; Anderson BL, 2011, 'The role of brightness and orientation congruence in the perception of surface gloss', Journal of Vision, vol. 11, pp. 16 - 16,
2011
Palmisano S; Allison RS; Kim J; Bonato F, 2011, 'Simulated viewpoint jitter shakes sensory conflict accounts of vection', Seeing and Perceiving, vol. 24, pp. 173 - 200,
2011
Ash A; Palmisano S; Kim J, 2011, 'Vection in depth during consistent and inconsistent multisensory stimulation', Perception, vol. 40, pp. 155 - 174,
2011
Ash A; Palmisano S; Govan DG; Kim J, 2011, 'Display lag and gain effects on vection experienced by active observers', Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine, vol. 82, pp. 763 - 769,
2011
Kim J; Marlow P; Anderson BL, 2011, 'The perception of gloss depends on highlight congruence with surface shading', Journal of Vision, vol. 11, pp. 1 - 19,
2011
Marlow P; Kim J; Anderson BL, 2011, 'The role of brightness and orientation congruence in the perception of surface gloss', Journal of Vision, vol. 11, pp. 1 - 12,
2011
Kim J; Marlow P; Anderson BL, 2011, 'The perception of gloss depends on highlight congruence with surface shading.', Journal of vision, vol. 11
2011
Anderson BL; Khang BG; Kim J, 2011, 'Using color to understand perceived lightness.', Journal of vision, vol. 11, pp. 19,
2011
Kim J; Anderson BL, 2010, 'Image statistics and the perception of surface gloss and lightness', Journal of Vision, vol. 10,
2010
Kim J; Palmisano S, 2010, 'Eccentric gaze dynamics enhance vection in depth.', Journal of vision, vol. 10, pp. 7
2010
Kim J; Palmisano SA; Ash A; Allison RS, 2010, 'Pilot gaze and glideslope control', ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, vol. 7,
2010
Kim J; Palmisano S, 2010, 'Visually mediated eye movements regulate the capture of optic flow in self-motion perception', Experimental Brain Research, vol. 202, pp. 355 - 361,
2010
2010, 'Eccentric gaze dynamics enhance vection in depth', Journal of Vision, vol. 10, pp. 1 - 11,
2010
2009, 'Image statistics do not explain the perception of gloss and lightness', Journal of Vision, vol. 9, pp. 1 - 17,
2009
Kim J, 2009, 'Short-term habituation of eye-movement responses induced by galvanic vestibular stimulation (GVS) in the alert guinea pig', Brain Research Bulletin, vol. 79, pp. 1 - 5,
2009
Stephen P; Juno K, 2009, 'Effects of gaze on vection from jittering, oscillating, and purely radial optic flow', Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, vol. 71, pp. 1842 - 1853,
2009
Kim J; Palmisano S, 2008, 'Effects of active and passive viewpoint jitter on vection in depth', Brain Research Bulletin, vol. 77, pp. 335 - 342,
2008
Iwasaki S; McGarvie LA; Halmagyi GM; Burgess AM; Kim J; Colebatch JG; Curthoys IS, 2007, 'Head taps evoke a crossed vestibulo-ocular reflex', Neurology, vol. 68, pp. 1227 - 1229,
2007
Curthoys IS; Kim J; McPhedran SK; Camp AJ, 2006, 'Bone conducted vibration selectively activates irregular primary otolithic vestibular neurons in the guinea pig', Experimental Brain Research, vol. 175, pp. 256 - 267,
2006
Kim J; Curthoys IS, 2004, 'Responses of primary vestibular neurons to galvanic vestibular stimulation (GVS) in the anaesthetised guinea pig', Brain Research Bulletin, vol. 64, pp. 265 - 271,
2004
Kim J, 2004, 'A simple pupil-independent method for recording eye movements in rodents using video', Journal of Neuroscience Methods, vol. 138, pp. 165 - 171,
2004