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By January 4, 2021


Center for the Science of Psychedelics

Vision Science professor Michael Silver is the inaugural director.

Response to COVID-19

The Vision Science program has taken measures to keep our students, faculty, and staff healthy.

Living by our Values and Guiding Principles

We are committed to diversity, respect for cultural differences, and promotion of social justice.

Perception as Inference: The Brain and Computation

Simons Institute video featuring Dr. Bruno Olshausen, Professor of Vision Science, Optometry and Neuroscience.


The Vision Science faculty constitute a prestigious group of educators and researchers. Click the arrow to learn more about them, including research interests, contact information and links to lab websites.



About 40 graduate students are currently enrolled in the Vision Science program. Their backgrounds include degrees in psychology, biology, engineering, computer science, or optometry.



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