Associate Professor, Psychology
6-372, City Centre Campus10700 – 104 AvenueEdmonton, AB780-633-3650
Nicole Anderson's research involves the use of psychophysical techniques to measure complex visual perceptions. Psychophysics is a behavioural technique that has been traditionally used to quantify low-level perceptions, such as contrast and orientation perception. More recently, researchers have started to use these techniques to investigate more complex aspects of visual processing, such as face and object perception. Using psychophysical techniques to measure complex perceptions is advantageous because these techniques provide a quantified measure of seemingly intractable perceptual issues. Quantifying perception in terms of the stimulus provides data that can be used to develop computational models of perception based on known neural mechanisms, ultimately contributing to our understanding of the links between neurons and behaviour.
Available to supervise honours or individual study students.
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