Our lab examines the neural and cognitive processes underlying how we see, and how these processes are shaped and calibrated by mechanisms of sensory adaptation. To explore these questions, we combine analyses of natural images with empirical studies and computational models of human vision to characterize how perception changes when the same observer is adapted to different environments, or when different observers (e.g. with different sensitivity limits) are adapted to the same environment. Our work shows that adaptation plays a fundamental role in calibrating most if not all aspects of perception, and points to common coding principles across the visual hierarchy.
Research in our lab is supported by the National Eye Institute, National Cancer Institute, and Industry Funding. We are 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
Institute for Neuroscience
and Graduate Programs in Integrative Neuroscience and
Cognitive and Brain Sciences.
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Congratulations to Zoey Isherwood
for being selected to receive a
FoVea travel award for VSS 2021!
Congratulations to postdoc, Daniel Joyce
for receiving a Knights Templar
Eye Foundation Career Starter Grant!
Congratulations to Kara Emery for being selected by NIH for the 2020 Outstanding Scholars in Neuroscience Awards Program
and for defending her dissertation proposal!
New lab funding!
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2 Undergraduate Researchers were awarded funding for their honors projects in the lab!
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Congratulations to Daniel Joyce and Zoey Isherwood for their roles in the launch
of the new UNR Postdoc Association!