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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY SEMINAR

By Dr. Michael E. Rudd
Department of Physiology and Biophysics University of Washington School of Medicine Seattle, WA 98195 USA

" Perceptual and cortical mechanisms of surface lightness representation "


I will describe some perceptual experiments designed to test current theories of lightness perception (the perception of the gray levels of achromatic material surfaces). The results challenge some leading lightness theories, but they are consistent...Read More


DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY SEMINAR

Dr Jaap Munneke

" The Many Faces of Attention "



In this talk I will present a series of research projects that tie in tightly with theories on visual attention, but which often go beyond the classic literature. In the first line of research I will explain how the presence of value in a visual display guides attention in the face of opposing task-goals. A second line of research will establish a direct link between attention and working memory process...Read More


DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY SEMINAR

Dr. Jan Drewes
PostDoctoral Research Fellow at: Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC) Trento University

"Moments of Vision"


In our every day life, we are exposed to a continuous stream of visual input. In order to process this, our perceptual systems must create discrete objects and events out of this continuous flow of sensory information. I will illustrate mechanisms that package the sensory flow into discreet moments, and show examples from my own...Read More


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