Welcome to the

Caplovitz Vision Lab

  1. Christopher Blair successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation and has joined Dr. Jelena Ristic’s Lab at McGill University! Congratulations!

  2. Our Dynamic Illusory Size Contrast received 1st place in the 2014 Illusion of the Year Contest! Check out the illusion here!

  3. Our paper on Spatiotemporal Boundary Formation is now published.

  4. Check out the press coverage on our synesthesia research in New Scientist here.

  5. Click here for a tribute to my father’s research

  6. Click here for a link to my sister’s excellent writings on the mortgage crisis

Please contact me if you are interested in joining the lab.

Research Statement:

My research is motivated by an intense passion for understanding how and why I experience the world the way I do. I employ psychophysical, eye-tracking and neuroimaging (fMRI, EEG) techniques to investigate the phenomenological and neurological bases of visual perception and how visual processes ultimately lead to our conscious experiences.

Current Research Questions:

  1. How do different visual processes (i.e., form and motion) interact in generating our

    perception of the world?

  1. How are our percepts influenced by local and global processing of visual


  1. What do form-motion and local-global interactions tell us about functional    

    organization of the visual system?

  1. How are the processes that underlie our conscious experiences influenced by having

    those conscious experiences?

Recently, our lab has begun a series of experiments investigating Color-Grapheme Synesthesia.  Please contact us if you or someone you know is a synesthete and would be willing to participate in our experiments.

Email: gcaplovitz at unr dot edu

Mailing Address:

    University of Nevada Reno

    1664 North Virginia Street

    Psychology Department Mailstop 0296

    Reno, NV, 89557-0296

Latest News:

  1. Our Illusion: Motion Integration Unleashed: New Tricks for an Old Dog received 1st place in the 2016 Illusion of the Year Contest! Check out the illusion: and see our recent coverage in the Washington Post.