AR Air Hockey

Freshman Imaging Project ‘sports ball tracking’ project demo for RIT Undergraduate Research presentation. And the poster

Visual perception of surface properties through direct manipulation

VSS21 – tangible materials. Some work we started at RIT / Gießen right before the universe shut down for a virus break. Snehal was quite the trooper, carrying it on while the rest of us were huddled in… Read More

Resilience of temporal processing to early and extended visual deprivation

Dynamic vision is preserved in the face of early visual deprivation. Static acuity – not so much. This is a project Pawan and a whole bunch of us started a few years ago, pre plague. This is quite… Read More

Bouncing Balls of Exaggeration

A poster from VSS2019, finally about to submit the paper. Looking at animation, physics, and the impossible yet perceptually preferable exaggeration therein. Phillips, F., Schmidt, F., Noejovich, L., & Chakalos, G. (2018). Exploring the Uncanny Valley. Journal of Vision, 18(10),… Read More

Temporal consequences of spatial acuity reduction

Space-time visual insanity. Some work I collaborated on concerning spatiotemporal vision. We have some very interesting findings hinted at in the ‘Puzzles’ section that I look forward to us getting out there. Temporal consequences of spatial acuity reduction… Read More

Effects of the Spatial Spectrum of Illumination on Material Perception

A little VSS 2019 fun with some old friends. Old as in length of time we’ve all known each other, not in geologic age. Like all good science, things changed a little between abstract submission and the actual… Read More

Objects, Materials, Exaggeration, and Perception

For a talk @ the ASU SciHub SciAPP Workshop on Science, the Arts & Possibilities in Perception. It is tempting to think of perception as some form of physical measurement. Indeed, animals seem to act as if they are… Read More

Why Does the Cortex Reorganize After Sensory Loss?


Investigating the Teleology of Cortical Reorganization A growing body of evidence demonstrates that the brain can reorganize dramatically following sensory loss. Although the existence of such neuroplastic crossmodal changes is not in doubt, the functional significance of these… Read More

The perception of surface orientation from multiple sources of optical information

The first piece of work in did in the “Todd Lab” at OSU. I had just come off five years at Pixar and a year back in grad school in the Architecture and Planning department. I wrote most of… Read More

Spring 2018 Vision in Animals, Humans and Machines — Final Projects

Vision in Humans, Animals and Machines is a seminar / hands-on course where we engage in a sort of comparative neuroscience with respect to how organic and inorganic systems ‘see’. Some things are hard for animals, some things… Read More