I am interested in human visual perception – how we interpret the patterns of light falling on our two-dimensional retinae to recover a three-dimensional model of the world. My research covers a broad range of issues within the realm of human vision. For example, there are several different cues available to the visual system that contain shape information, such as texture, shading and binocular information. An interesting question is how these different sources of visual information are combined to form a unified percept. Often, visual information is ambiguous, and to make perceptual judgements the visual system must invoke various assumptions. I am interested in the types of assumptions used by human observers to interpret ambiguous visual scenes. An additional line of research examines how well the human visual system can adapt and learn to changes in the environment.
Centre for Vision and Cognition (CVC)
Exploring whether emotional face stimuli are processed in more efficient ways than other visual stimuli
Visual cues and assumptions
A study of the choices made by the visual system
Professor Wendy Adams
Building 44 Highfield Campus University of Southampton SO17 1BJ
Telephone:(023) 8059 3629