Perception and Visual Cognition


We live in a cluttered world. Professor David Whitney and his team are working on answering questions like how do we localize, individuate, and perceive faces, objects, and motion in cluttered scenes? When objects are in crowds, do we perceive those crowds as a texture? Why do we perceive crowds as an ensemble or summary statistic?

Vision research projects in psychology and perception include investigations into visual sensitivity, assessment of retinal function in diabetics, low vision, infant vision, natural scene perception, form vision and attention, clinical psychophysics and basic aspects of human color vision, changes in vision with age, psychophysical methods and vision test design, texture, stereopsis, 3D vision, and object recognition.

Faculty Involved with Perception and Visual Cognition