Comparative Perception and Attention Laboratory

Comparative visual processing

Comparative research is vital for our understanding of vision.  When members of different species respond similarly to the same visual stimuli, we gain confidence in the basic nature of visual processing, irrespective of cultural or genetic influences.  Birds are particularly fascinating group, as they are highly mobile and visually-oriented and yet possess a relatively small brain. How does this small brain manage to process visual information? We are actively exploring this question, at both behavioral and neurobiological levels. 

Object recognition project (no longer active)