Understanding how the brain works is one of the final frontiers in science.
Research in my lab aims to uncover the mechanisms by which the brain is able to construct a rich perceptual
experience from sensory input. I am particularly interested in visual material perception, an exciting
new field of research, that tries to understand the computational and neural mechanisms that allow humans to judge
material qualities from images and movies with such speed and ease. To study how material perception works, we
use a combination of psychophysical experimentation, computational modelling, pattern analysis, neuroimaging,
virtual reality and eye-tracking, and we have used the insights gained from human perception to develop novel
approaches in machine vision.
We also do work on, color-perception,
haptic material perception and the
link between brain structure and function.