College of Arts and Sciences
Survey of Psychology
My research interests focus on examination of the processing of visual stimuli through parallel pathways in the retina, and ultimately how that processing relates to perception. At the first synapse in the retina, visual information is segregated into parallel streams. Each photoreceptor contacts a unique complement of bipolar cells, of which there are ten to twelve different types depending on the species. My long-term goal is to understand the relationship between specific visual pathways in the retina and the distinct types of retinal neurons involved in the various circuits, and then ultimately how these circuits impact outcome visual behaviors.