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David H Brainard, PhD

David H Brainard, PhD

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Professor of Psychology
Department: Psychology
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315C, 3401 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 573-7579
Fax: (215) 746-6848
AB (Physics)
Harvard University, 1982.
PhD (Psychology)
Stanford University , 1989.
MS (Electrical Engineering)
Stanford University, 1989.
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Description of Research Expertise

Color vision; color constancy; vision; adaptation; image processing.

Visual perception and its neural mechanisms; digital image processing.

Psychophysics; computational modeling; fMRI.

I am interested in human vision, machine vision, and computational modeling of visual processing. My primary research is concerned with how the visual system estimates object properties from the information available in the light signal incident at the eye. To study this general problem, I conduct psychophysical experiments to investigate questions such as how object color appearance is related to object surface properties under a wide range of illumination conditions and how color is used to identify objects. In addition, I am interested in developing machine visual systems that can mimic human performance and in understanding the neural mechanisms of vision.
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Last updated: 11/15/2013
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