I work in four research areas of human perception:
I. The perception of color and illumination: I generate colored perceptual illusions of either 2- or 3- dimensional scenes to determine how illumination affects the colors we see.
II. Multisensory Integration: I study how the human psychophysics of how we combine sights and sounds into a single, unified experience.
III. Gestalt grouping principles: I study how the proximity and similarity of colored dots interact depending on their spatial arrangement.
IV. Aesthetic Preferences: My interest in aesthetics follows from my work in perception. I use an eye-tracker to determine how the hemispheric laterality of the human brain influences judgments of the emotional content of portraits painted by Rembrandt. I also study the works of the abstract artist Mondrian.