Professor Nicholas E Scott-Samuel

B.A.(Bristol), MSc, Ph.D.(Birm.)

  • BS8 1TU


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Personal profile

Research interests

My research was initially concerned with the visual perception of motion by humans, but I’ve become sidetracked over time by various other things, including the perception of food and drink, camouflage, visual search and the estimation of numerosity.

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Recent and current grants

  • BBSRC studentship (2007-11). Now you see it, now you don't: camouflage, movement and ecology. Scott-Samuel, Cuthill.
  • EPSRC/QinetiQ CASE studentship (2007-11). Animal camouflage. Baddeley, Cuthill, Scott-Samuel, Shohet.
  • Alcohol Education and Research Council (2010-2011). Effect of glass shape on drinking rate and drinking topography in social alcohol drinkers. Attwood, Scott-Samuel, Munafo
  • DSTL DTC CDE (2012-2013). The effect if standard and adaptive camouflage on perceived speed in neutral and stressful situations. Scott-Samuel, Cuthill, Baddeley, Munafo.

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Research Output

CamoGAN: Evolving optimum camouflage with Generative Adversarial Networks

Talas, L., Fennell, J., Kjernsmo, K., Cuthill, I., Scott-Samuel, N. & Baddeley, R., 1 Feb 2020, In : Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 11, 2, p. 240-247 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Open Access
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    Camouflage accuracy in Sahara–Sahel desert rodents

    Nokelainen, O., Brito, J. C., Scott-Samuel, N. E., Valkonen, J. K. & Boratyński, Z., 13 Apr 2020, In : Journal of Animal Ecology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Camouflage in arid environments: the case of Sahara-Sahel desert rodents

    Nokelainen, O., Sreelatha, L. B., Brito, J. C., Campos, J. C., Scott-Samuel, N. E., Valkonen, J. K. & Boratyński, Z., 19 May 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Vertebrate Biology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Supervised Work

    Do coloured filters benefit reading beyond placebo?

    Author: Cowan, P. J., 28 Nov 2019

    Supervisor: Scott-Samuel, N. (Supervisor) & Frankish, C. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    Overcoming the predation costs of bilaterally symmetrical colouration

    Author: Wainwright, B., 25 Jun 2019

    Supervisor: Cuthill, I. (Supervisor) & Scott-Samuel, N. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Science (MSc)