CRED PhD psychology, Columbia University; BA mathematics and psychology, University of California, San Diego
LIVELIHOOD Professor, psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
INTERESTS Visual perception and cognitive neuroscience
FOCUS Generating visual illusions that elucidate the connections between the eye, the brain, and the physical world.
RECENT AWARDS Visual illusions created in my laboratory received the Neural Correlate Society’s “Best visual illusion of the year” award in 2005 and 2009
LAST BOOK YOU READ Descartes’ Bones: A Skeletal History of the Conflict Between Faith and Reason by Russell Shorto
WHAT KEEPS YOU UP AT NIGHT? “Why are we surprised by only some of the things that we see?”
ARE YOU A WONK? “Sure, a creative neuro-wonk.”