Dr Ben Hogan


My research revolves around investigating the hypothesis that high contrast stripes and zig-zags (dazzle patterns) are capable of disrupting predators' ability to judge speed, trajectory and size of an object or individual.

My current studies look for an interaction between the confusion effect and high contrast colourations. This involves using humans as model predators in highly controlled laboratory studies, in which 'computer game' paradigms probe the observer's ability to detect and track objects with various patterns.


I graduated in 2012 from the University of Bristol, reading Psychology and Zoology joint honours which particularly suits my current research. In 2012 I was awarded a SWDTP studentship for a four year PhD in biological sciences as part of CamoLab.


List of members

Cara Doyle

Dr John Fennell

Dr Jo Hall

Dr Karin Kjernsmo

Dr Laszlo Talas

Becky Maguire

Sam Matchette