Our lab focuses on color and form perception and how these are shaped by adaptation to the natural visual environment. To explore this we combine analyses of the visual properties of natural images, with psychophysical studies that characterize how perception changes when observers view and thus adapt to different images. Our work shows that how the world looks depends – to a surprisingly large extent – on what you've recently been looking at.
Research in our lab is supported by a grant from the National Eye Institute. Our lab is also the administrative home of the the university's Center for Integrative Neuroscience (an NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences)
We are also part of the Cognitive and Brain Sciences Program in the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada Reno in Reno, Nevada, USA, and participate in the university's Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering and Undergraduate Degree Program in Neuroscience.