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  • To learn more about my research, please visit: unhvisionlab.com

    My research focuses on visual perception from a computational perspective.

    I am especially interested in perceptual grouping, a ubiquitous process at different levels of vision. For example, the visual system can efficiently group textures, items, features, or objects to extract the statistical properties of visual scenes. Or, in 3D depth perception, the visual system groups different regions of an image and assigns them figural or ground status to determine the relative depth of perceived surfaces.

    I have also focused on history effects in vision, such as priming and serial dependence in perceptual judgments. The way our visual system processes incoming visual information can be influenced by the previously encountered visual features or objects, and by prior knowledge encoded in the visual system about the visual world.

    I investigate such visual processes by conducting psychophysical experiments. I also conduct experiments in Virtual Reality (VR) to test well-known visual phenomena in a realistic environment using naturalistic stimuli.

    I am also interested in philosophy of cognitive science, particularly in the concept of “mental representation.” My most recent philosophical work focuses on the probabilistic nature of mental representations in visual processing. I am also interested in examining how perceptual grouping processes can help us resolve the discrepancy between our rich visual conscious experience and the classic findings in vision science showing the limited capacity of visual working memory.

    To see my most recent publications, please visit my GoogleScholar page:
  • Selected Publications

    Teaching Activities

  • Advanced Seminar in Cognition Taught course
  • Honors Senior Thesis Taught course
  • SpcTop/Fund of Cognitive Sci Taught course
  • Special Topics Taught course
  • SpcTop/Fund of Cognitive Sci Taught course 2023
  • Special Topics Taught course 2022
  • Education And Training

    Full Name

  • Omer Daglar Tanrikulu