dr. Ben Harvey
B.M.Harvey@uu.nl
Assistant Professor

Visiting Researcher


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Ben is an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in the Perception Group of the Department of Experimental Psychology at Utrecht University, Netherlands.

Bens research aims to characterise sensory and cognitive systems in the human brain, the neural responses and computations within these systems, and how these are affected by sensory stimulus characteristics and attention. His approach combines development and application of cutting edge neuroimaging approaches with computational modelling and behavioural experiments.

His research began by investigating the early visual system as a model of neural processing. He extended approaches to study neural response properties from invasive animal neurophysiological studies to non-invasive neuroimaging (functional MRI), allowing their application to the human brain, clinical disorders and understanding human perception. He has applied these methods widely to characterise neural interactions, binocular visual integration, visual attention, oscillatory electrical brain activity, and fine-scale functional connectivity. 

Ben's recent work has focussed on applying the same methods to investigate neural responses underlying cognition in the human association cortex. By extending my non-invasive methods to cognition, this work aims to characterise increasingly advanced cognitive functions that are absent or very different in animal models of the brain. He began by showing that object number and size processing share many properties with early sensory processing. In 2015 Ben started my own research group to extend this work. He now collaborates widely to investigate how visual space and number processing differs between cultures and in clinical disorders.    

Ben finished my DPhil at Oxford University with Prof Oliver Braddick in 2009. Ben then worked as a postdoc with Prof Serge Dumoulin at Utrecht. In 2015 he moved to Coimbra on a starter grant from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. In 2016 he returned to Utrecht to take an Assistant Professorship in the Perception group of the Department of Experimental Psychology. 

Along with peer-reviewed scientific papers, Ben also writes popular science articles about the relationship between visual neuroscience and visual arts.

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Key publications

Harvey, Ben M, Fracasso, Alessio, Petridou, Natalia & Dumoulin, Serge O (03.11.2015). Topographic representations of object size and relationships with numerosity reveal generalized quantity processing in human parietal cortex. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112 (44), (pp. 13525-30) (6 p.).

Klein, Barrie P., Harvey, Ben M. & Dumoulin, Serge O. (01.01.2014). Attraction of position preference by spatial attention throughout human visual cortex. Neuron, 84 (1), (pp. 227-237) (11 p.).

Harvey, B. M., Vansteensel, M. J., Ferrier, C. H., Petridou, N., Zuiderbaan, W., Aarnoutse, E. J., Bleichner, M. G., Dijkerman, H. C., van Zandvoort, M. J E, Leijten, F. S S, Ramsey, N. F. & Dumoulin, S. O. (15.01.2013). Frequency specific spatial interactions in human electrocorticography - V1 alpha oscillations reflect surround suppression. NeuroImage, 65, (pp. 424-432) (9 p.).

Haak, Koen V., Winawer, Jonathan, Harvey, Ben M., Renken, Remco, Dumoulin, Serge O., Wandell, Brian A. & Cornelissen, Frans W. (01.02.2013). Connective field modeling. NeuroImage, 66, (pp. 376-384) (9 p.).

Harvey, B. M., Klein, B. P., Petridou, N. & Dumoulin, S. O. (10.09.2013). Topographic representation of numerosity in the human parietal cortex. Science, 341 (6150), (pp. 1123-1126) (4 p.).

All publications
  2016 - Scholarly publications
Gaglianese, Anna, Harvey, Ben M, Vansteensel, Mariska J, Dumoulin, Serge O, Ramsey, N.F. & Petridou, Natalia (20.09.2016). Separate spatial and temporal frequency tuning to visual motion in human MT+ measured with ECoG. Human Brain Mapping © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc..
Harvey, Ben M & Dumoulin, Serge O (15.02.2016). Visual motion transforms visual space representations similarly throughout the human visual hierarchy. NeuroImage, 127, (pp. 173-85) (13 p.). Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved..
  2016 - Other output
B.M. Harvey (13.06.2016) INSERM (National Institute for Health and Medical Research), Paris
B.M. Harvey (13.06.2016) INSERM (National Institute for Health and Medical Research), Paris
  2015 - Scholarly publications
Gutteling, Tjerk P., Petridou, Natalia, Dumoulin, Serge O., Harvey, Ben M., Aarnoutse, Erik J., Leon Kenemans, J. & Neggers, Sebastian F W (22.04.2015). Action preparation shapes processing in early visual cortex. Journal of Neuroscience, 35 (16), (pp. 6472-6480) (9 p.).
Harvey, Ben, Fracasso, Alessio, Petridou, Natalia & Dumoulin, Serge (01.09.2015). Overlapping topographic representations of numerosity and object size in human parietal cortex. Journal of Vision, 15 (12), (pp. 1283).
Harvey, Ben M, Fracasso, Alessio, Petridou, Natalia & Dumoulin, Serge O (03.11.2015). Topographic representations of object size and relationships with numerosity reveal generalized quantity processing in human parietal cortex. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112 (44), (pp. 13525-30) (6 p.).
Barendregt, Martijn, Harvey, Ben M., Rokers, Bas & Dumoulin, Serge O. (03.08.2015). Transformation from a Retinal to a Cyclopean Representation in Human Visual Cortex. Current Biology, 25 (15), (pp. 1982-1987) (6 p.).
  2015 - Other output
B.M. Harvey (06.11.2015) Representation of space, time and number in the human brain
B.M. Harvey (06.11.2015) Representation of space, time and number in the human brain
B.M. Harvey (08.10.2015) University of Parma, Italy
B.M. Harvey (08.10.2015) University of Parma, Italy
B.M. Harvey (06.10.2015) University of Pisa, Italy
B.M. Harvey (06.10.2015) University of Pisa, Italy
  2014 - Scholarly publications
Klein, Barrie P., Harvey, Ben M. & Dumoulin, Serge O. (01.01.2014). Attraction of position preference by spatial attention throughout human visual cortex. Neuron, 84 (1), (pp. 227-237) (11 p.).
Dumoulin, Serge O., Hess, Robert F., May, Keith A., Harvey, Ben M., Rokers, Bas & Barendregt, Martijn (01.01.2014). Contour extracting networks in early extrastriate cortex. Journal of Vision, 14 (5).
Gravel, Nicolás, Harvey, Ben, Nordhjem, Barbara, Haak, Koen V, Dumoulin, Serge O, Renken, Remco, Curčić-Blake, Branislava & Cornelissen, Frans W (2014). Cortical connective field estimates from resting state fMRI activity. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 8 (10 p.).
Greene, Clint A., Dumoulin, Serge O., Harvey, Ben M. & Ress, David (13.02.2014). Measurement of population receptive fields in human early visual cortex using back-projection tomography. Journal of Vision, 14 (1).
  2014 - Other output
B.M. Harvey (28.11.2014) Brain Centre Rudolph Magnus Research Award (Best Paper of the Year)
B.M. Harvey (28.11.2014) Brain Centre Rudolph Magnus Research Award (Best Paper of the Year)
B.M. Harvey (11.11.2014) Princeton University
  2013 - Scholarly publications
Haak, Koen V., Winawer, Jonathan, Harvey, Ben M., Renken, Remco, Dumoulin, Serge O., Wandell, Brian A. & Cornelissen, Frans W. (01.02.2013). Connective field modeling. NeuroImage, 66, (pp. 376-384) (9 p.).
Harvey, B. M., Vansteensel, M. J., Ferrier, C. H., Petridou, N., Zuiderbaan, W., Aarnoutse, E. J., Bleichner, M. G., Dijkerman, H. C., van Zandvoort, M. J E, Leijten, F. S S, Ramsey, N. F. & Dumoulin, S. O. (15.01.2013). Frequency specific spatial interactions in human electrocorticography - V1 alpha oscillations reflect surround suppression. NeuroImage, 65, (pp. 424-432) (9 p.).
Harvey, B. M., Klein, B. P., Petridou, N. & Dumoulin, S. O. (10.09.2013). Topographic representation of numerosity in the human parietal cortex. Science, 341 (6150), (pp. 1123-1126) (4 p.).
  2013 - Other output
B.M. Harvey (12.01.2013) "Topographic processing of numerosity in the human brain"
B.M. Harvey (11.01.2013) "Topographic processing of numerosity in the human brain"
B.M. Harvey (04.11.2013) "Topographic processing of numerosity in the human parietal cortex"
B.M. Harvey (04.11.2013) "Topographic processing of numerosity in the human parietal cortex".
B.M. Harvey (16.06.2013) Neuroimage Editors’ Choice Award: Best article in Systems Neuroscience
B.M. Harvey (16.06.2013) Neuroimage Editors’ Choice Award: Best article in Systems Neuroscience
B.M. Harvey (08.01.2013) Topographic representation of numerosity in the human posterior parietal cortex.
  2012 - Scholarly publications
Zuiderbaan, Wietske, Harvey, Ben M. & Dumoulin, Serge O. (11.05.2012). Modeling center-surround configurations in population - Receptive fields using fMRI. Journal of Vision, 12 (3) (15 p.).
  2011 - Scholarly publications
Harvey, Ben M. & Dumoulin, Serge O. (21.09.2011). The relationship between cortical magnification factor and population receptive field size in human visual cortex - Constancies in cortical architecture. Journal of Neuroscience, 31 (38), (pp. 13604-13612) (9 p.).
Harvey, B.M. & Dumoulin, S.O. (2011). The relationship between cortical magnification factor and population receptive field size in human visual. Journal of Neuroscience, 31, (pp. 13604-13612) (9 p.).
  2011 - Other output
B.M. Harvey (08.01.2011) Department of Psychology. Host: Michael Arcaro
B.M. Harvey (09.01.2011) The relationship between population receptive field size and cortical magnification factor: constancies in cortical architectur
B.M. Harvey (14.01.2011) The relationship between population receptive field size and cortical magnification factor: constancies in cortical architectur
  2010 - Scholarly publications
Harvey, B.M., Braddick, O. & Cowey, A. (2010). Similar effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation of MT+ and a dorsomedial extrastriate site including V3A on pattern detection and position discrimination of rotating and radial motion patterns. Journal of Vision, 10 (5).
  2010 - Other output
Petridou, N., Harvey, B.M., Dumoulin, S.O., Neggers, S.F.W., Gutteling, T.P., Luijten, P.R. & Hoogduin, H. (01.05.2010). Sub-millimeter isotropic ocular-dominance mapping at 7T using 3D. 19th annual meeting ISMRM.
  0 - Other output
B.M. Harvey () "Numerosity is topographically mapped in te human parietal cortex"
B.M. Harvey () "Topographic representaion of numerosity in human parietal lobe".
B.M. Harvey () "Topographic representation of numerosity in human posterior parietal cortex"
B.M. Harvey () Award for highest-rated abstract
B.M. Harvey () Causal link between cortical organization and conscious perception: human fMRI and electrophyiology
B.M. Harvey () Causal link between cortical organization and conscious perception: human fMRI and electrophysiology
B.M. Harvey () Editors' Choice Award for the best article in the field of Systems Neuroscience.
B.M. Harvey () Session chair, "Extrastriate cortex: Computating Neuroimaging" session
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