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Jon Peirce

Associate Professor, Faculty of Science

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Research Summary

A great deal is known about the initial steps of visual processing. We know that humans have neural mechanisms selectively tuned to simple patterns of particular spatial frequencies and orientations.… read more

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Mid-level Vision

A great deal is known about the initial steps of visual processing. We know that humans have neural mechanisms selectively tuned to simple patterns of particular spatial frequencies and orientations. Much later in the visual pathway, in inferotemporal (IT) cortex, cells respond to extremely complex visual patterns such as images of faces. Very little is known about intermediate levels of visual processing, where early visual signals are presumably combined to represent increasingly complex visual features. Characterising those intermediate mechanisms is the primary interest of my lab.

Neuroscience methods

I also have a strong personal interest in how we optimally study the brain and the visual system in particular. This led me to create the free psychophysics software library, PsychoPy

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