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Steven K. Shevell

Eliakam Hastings Moore Distinguished Service Professor of Psychology and Ophthalmology & Visual Science

Steve Shevell is Professor of Psychology and Ophthalmology & Visual Science, a faculty member in the graduate program in Computational Neuroscience, and the Director of the Institute for Mind and Biology. He received an undergraduate degree in Psychology and an M.S. in Engineering from Stanford University; and an M.A. in Statistics and Ph.D. in Mathematical Psychology from the University of Michigan.

He has served as the founding associate editor of the Journal of Vision, senior editor of Vision Research, editor of the Optical Society of America's most recent edition of The Science of Color, president of the  Vision Sciences Society.

 
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Andrew J. Coia

Postdoctoral Scholar

Andrew Coia is a postdoctoral scholar and fellow of the Institute for Mind and Biology working with Dr. Steven Shevell. He received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of San Francisco in 2006; and his M.A. in Psychology  in 2013 and his Ph.D. in Psychology in 2016 from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Andrew investigates color vision using a combination of psychophysics and EEG. His interests include illusory perceptions involving color induction such as the 'watercolor illusion', the resolution of eye and stimulus rivalry, and decoding color from EEG brain signals.

 
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Emily Slezak

Doctoral student in Integrative Neuroscience

Emily is a PhD student in the Psychology Department in the Integrative Neuroscience program and is a fellow of the Institute for Mind and Biology. She is currently working with Dr. Steven Shevell on the resolution of visual ambiguity. She received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Washington in 2014 where she worked with Dr. Steve Buck on human color vision. 

Emily is interested in human vision and color vision and uses psychophysics to address questions about the human visual system. Currently she is working on projects aimed at examining the resolution of visual ambiguity and how separate ambiguous visual input can be combined into a coherent percept.

 
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Nikolay Nichiporuk

Doctoral student in Integrative Neuroscience

Nikolay Nichiporuk is a graduate student in the Integrative Neuroscience program working with Dr. Steven Shevell. He received his B.A. in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.

Nikolay's interests include social neuroscience and human vision. Broadly, he is interested in studying top-down effects of various types of cognition on visual perception.

 
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Ryan Lange

Doctoral student in Integrative Neuroscience

Ryan received his B.S. in Biology and Honors from the University of North Dakota in 2012. In 2015, he received his M.S. in Vision Science from the Ohio State University, working with Dr. Delwin Lindsey and Dr. Angela Brown on color naming and perception.

Ryan is interested in visual perception. In particular, he is interested in the neural mechanisms which mediate color and brightness perception, and how they interact to give us meaningful information about the brightness and color of objects in the environment despite constant changes in lighting.

 
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Xiaohua Zhuang

Research Associate

Xiaohua Zhuang is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the Illinois College of Optometry. She is a part-time Research Associate in the Shevell Lab. Xiaohua received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Peking University in China, and her M.S. in Statistics and Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Rutgers University, NJ.  

Xiaohua studies visual processing of luminance and color, as well as how eye diseases affect these visual processes. She is currently working on projects to investigate the role of the magnocellular visual pathway in processing luminance and color under binocular rivalry and inter-ocular switch rivalry. 

 
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Sunny M. Lee

Research Assistant

Sunny is a research assistant working for Dr. Steven Shevell. He received his Bachelor's in Psychology from the University of Hong Kong in 2015 and his Master's in Psychology from the University of Chicago in 2017.

Sunny's interests include visual perception, attention, and the intersection of the two. He is currently investigating whether the ambiguity of the visual information about an object is itself a feature of that object, as color or motion is an object feature.  

 
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Linda Glennie

Programmer

Linda is a programmer working with the Shevell Lab, assisting in the development of programs for experiments using XCode and MatLab. Her specializations include calibrating the luminance and chromaticities presented on color display systems used in experiments.


Alumni

Ph.D. Students

Elizabeth Allen

Suzanne Belmore

Dingcai Cao

Anthony D'Antona

Janis Handte

Jichang He

Sang Wook (Sammy) Hong

Richard Humanski

Elaine W. Jin

Para Kang

Yang Sun

Jianping Wei

Wei Wang

Sherry X. Xian

Postdocs

Florent Autruseeau

Claire Barnes

Jens Christiansen

Sarah L. Elliot

Jim Jenness

Patrick Monnier

Jim Schirillo

Mike Wesner

Joongnam Yang

Xiaohua Zhuang

Masters/Undergraduate Students

Natalie Stepien

Rebecca St. Clair