In the High Level Perception Lab we use behavioral and computational methods, including Virtual Reality, to study how we represent complex visual and multimodal information. We are investigating questions such as:

  • How do we encode faces in memory?
  • Why do we perceive coherent motion in random noise?
  • What can virtual reality perception teach us about reality perception?
  • Can people be trained to draw faces accurately from memory?

Current Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Graduate Students

Research Associate

Research Assistants

  • Kayla Huynh (lab manager)
  • Stephanie Albor-Rueda
  • Sean McDougall
  • Max Schooley
  • Kevin Chu
  • Bernard Ibarra
  • Dina Polanco-Mendoza
  • Sabrina Fielder
  • Mikaela Sand
  • Alexis Madrigal
  • Cesia Jovel
  • Rupsha Panda
  • Alicia James
  • Karen Annell
  • Clara Lieberman

Alumni

Undergraduate Research Assistants

  • Alisia Martinez, BA '17
  • Brent Hickey, BA '17
  • Sara Sebahar, BA '17
  • Jeremy Saal, BA '17
  • Alex Olivares, BA '17
  • Spencer Murphy, BA '17
  • Chan (QC) Vu, BA '16
  • James Moore, BA '16
  • Erika Legernes, BA '16
  • Jake Acalin, BA '16
  • Joe Goldin
  • Tanner Person, BA '16
  • John Collins, BS '16
  • Azad Balabanian, BS '16
  • Brianna Jeska '15
  • Philip Begel '15
  • Melissa Hirahara '15
  • Mackenzie Englund, BA '15
  • Vince Steffens, BA '15
  • Yeram Cheong, BA '14
  • Lisa Clark, BA '14
  • Corinne Olafsen, BA '14
  • Robert Miller, BA '14
  • Ben Cashman, BA '14
  • Michael Betts, BA '14
  • John Rogers, BA '14
  • Alexander (Zeke) Ambard, BA '13
  • Jacob Smith, BA '13
  • Jobert Vargas, BA '13
  • Daniel Walder, BA '13
  • Amanda Waterman, BA '13