The Shevell Visual Sciences Lab is headed by Professor Steven Shevell in the Departments of Psychology and Ophthalmology & Visual Science at the University of Chicago. We investigate processes of the eye and brain that serve vision. Our research focuses primarily on visual pathways that mediate color and brightness perception.


News

Lab Member Updates

  • August 2017: Doctoral student Emily Slezak receives award for the Best Presentation at the Biannual Symposium of the International Colour Vision Society
  • March 2018: Korean collaborator Insub Kim receives a travel award from the Vision Sciences Society
  • April 2018: Doctoral student Emily Slezak accepted to the 2018 Color Vision Summer School in Oxford UK

Recent Publications 

Upcoming Research Presentations

  • Sunday, May 20, 2018, 8:30 am: Doctoral student Emily Slezak presents "Perceptual Grouping of Dichoptic Plaids" at the Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting (Perceptual Organization: Grouping and segmentation)
  • Sunday, May 20, 2018, 2:45 pm: Lab member Sunny M. Lee presents "Ambiguity Contributes to Grouping of Color Objects" at the Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting (Color and Light: Psychophysical and neural mechanisms)
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 8:15 am:  Korean collaborator Insub Kim presents"Reconstructing Subjective Color Experiences Across the Human Visual Hierarchy" at the Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting (Color and Light: Higher Level session)
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 8:30 am:  Postdoctoral fellow Andrew Coia presents"Binocular Color Grouping of Different Spatial Patterns" at the Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting (Binocular Vision: Rivalry and Suppression session)
  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 2:45pm:  Doctoral student Nick Nichiporuk presents"Does Observer's Ethnicity Affect Perceived Face Lightness? A Study of the Face-Lightness Distortion Effect for African American and Caucasian Observers" at the Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting (Faces: Familiarity and Other-Race Effects session)