Welcome to the

Caplovitz Vision Lab

  1. Congratulations on receiving a new NSF grant to study cognition in awake and behaving octopi.

  2. Congratulations to Dr. Dan McCarthy on his new tenure track assistant professor position at Western Oregon University!

  3. Our new paper entitled: The motion-induced contour revisted: Observations on 3-D structure and illusory contour formation in moving stimuli has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Vision!

  4. Our new paper entitled: Interactions of flicker and motion has been accepted for publication in  Vision Research!

  5. Congratulations to Gennadiy Gurariy for successfully defending his dissertation! He is now working in Adam Greenberg’s lab at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.

  6. Jessi Goold has successfully defended her dissertation and now has a post-doctoral position in John Henderson’s Lab at UC Davis! Congratulations!

  7. Christopher Blair is now a tenure track faculty member at Eastern Oregon University! Congratulations!

  8. Our chapters in The Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions have been published! Get the book here!

  9. The CLab has joined the EPSCoR Attention Consortium. See all the details here!

  10. 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.

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

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

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