Vision neuroscience

Edward Wasserman

Edward Wasserman, PhD

Title/Position
Professor
My research concerns the experimental investigation of cognitive processes in animal behavior, with particular interests in comparing cognition and perception in human and nonhuman animals. Specific research topics include: conceptual behavior, visual pattern recognition, short-term memory, and...
James Traer

James Traer, PhD

Title/Position
Assistant Professor
My research seeks quantitative models which “hear the world like a human”, that is, models which explain and predict human behavior in ecologically relevant listening tasks (i.e. scene analysis, localization, size and distance estimation, etc.). These models demonstrate the perceptual importance of...
Kai Hwang

Kai Hwang, PhD

Title/Position
Assistant Professor
The Hwang Lab conducts research to discover the neural, cognitive, and developmental dynamics of cognitive control. Specifically, we are interested in the neural architecture and dynamic processes that allow brain networks to select, inhibit, transfer, and integrate information for goal-directed...
Matthew Harper

Matthew Harper, PhD

Title/Position
Assistant Professor
The overall goal of my research program is to understand the effects of traumatic brain injury on the visual system. My lab has chosen to examine the visual system because of its highly accessible nature and the ability to examine retinal structure and function over time, which provides longitudinal...
Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson, PhD

Title/Position
Professor
Research in my laboratory is aimed at understanding fundamental physiological properties of the eye and the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying a variety of complex eye diseases. Of primary interest are the glaucomas, a leading cause of blindness that affects approximately 70 million people...
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Shaun P. Vecera, PhD

Title/Position
Professor
Professor Vecera is a specialist in visual cognition, with specific interests in visual attention and perception and the neural bases of these visual processes. He is a professor in the cognition and perception area in the Department of Psychology at the University of Iowa. His main line of research...
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Sheila A. Baker, PhD

Title/Position
Associate Professor
Our vision has such a large dynamic range that we can adjust to see under the glaring light of high noon to traverse a desert or detect the small scattering of photons that reach our eye after traveling for 2.5 million light-years from the Andromeda Galaxy. How is this possible? One part of the...
Val Sheffield

Val Sheffield, MD, PhD

Title/Position
Professor
My laboratory is interested in identifying and understanding the function of genes, which cause a variety of human disorders. Our research efforts have focused on the molecular genetics of monogenic disorders with focus on hereditary blindness including Bardet-Biedl Syndrome, retinitis pigmentosa...