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Psychophysical study of the interaction between chromatic and luminance information in the normal human visual system.
McGill Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology, 687 Pine Avenue W., Rm. H4-14
Professor Frederick Kingdom
Type of Research Project
- Basic science
What is the background of the project?
What is the aim of the project?
Overall aim is to understand how chromatic (color) and luminance (brightness) information is combined within the normal visual brain to enable humans to recognize the structure of the visual world.
What techniques and methods are used?
The project uses behavioral (psychophysical methods) in which all test patterns are presented to the test subjects on a computer display and the subject.
What is the role of the student?
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
Depends on the exchange month of the student
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
For the use of students considering participating in the project, further information can be found from the following articles: <br>Kingdom, F. A. A. (2003) Colour brings relief to human vision. Nature Neuroscience, 6, 641-644. <br>Shevell, S. K. & Kingdom, F. A. A. (2008). Color in complex scenes. Annual Review of Psychology, 59, 143-166. <br>These can be downloaded from my website: http://mvr.mcgill.ca/Fred/fkingdom_home.html
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- No specific outcome is expected
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
It would help if the student knew something about visual perception, but it is not absolutely necessary. For the use of students considering participating in the project, further information can be found from the following articles:
Kingdom, F. A. A. (2003) Colour brings relief to human vision. Nature Neuroscience, 6, 641-644.
Shevell, S. K. & Kingdom, F. A. A. (2008). Color in complex scenes. Annual Review of Psychology, 59, 143-166.
These can be downloaded from my website: http://mvr.mcgill.ca/Fred/fkingdom_home.html
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts: - Medical students
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