Human Information Processing Laboratory (HIPLab)
Welcome to the
Human Information Processing Laboratory
Department of Cognitive Sciences
Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Science
University of California, Irvine (UCI).
Fields of Research
Empirical studies of human information processing, visual memory systems,
attention, visual perception.
Mathematical, computational, and neural models of visual processes:
light adaptation, temporal sensitivity, contrast detection,
motion and texture perception, stereopsis, attention, short-term memory
Brain imaging: EEG, MEG, fMRI.
George Sperling, Professor
Peng Sun, Associate Project Scientist
, Professor, UCI
Charles E. (Ted) Wright
, Associate Professor, UCI
Associate Professor, Psychology Department, University of Massachusetts
Ching (Elizabeth) Ho
, System Design Engineering Manager, NVIDIA Corporation
, Director of Research, Frank N. Magid Associates, Inc, NY NY
, Associate Professor, Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku Univ., Sendai, Japan
, Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC
Stefanie Wong Drew,
Assistant Professor, Cal State Northridge
, Research scientist, AcuFocus Inc
, Chi Acupuncture
Lecturer, Cal State Fullerton (Dec)
Research Associate, McGill University, Montreal, CA
Associate Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology,
Wuhan, Hubei 430074 China
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Kyung Hee University
Republic of Korea
, Associate Researcher, University of California, Berkeley
, Associate Researcher, New York University
Reviews, Recent Publications, Abstracts
Annual Interdisciplinary Conference (AIC) 1976 - 2016
Frontiers in Human Information Processing -- Vision,
Attention, Memory, and Applications: A Tribute to George Sperling.
July 28-29, 2007.
Vision Sciences Society, Posters at the May 5-10, 2006, meeting.
OSA-2001 Optical Society of America: Color and Vision Conference at UCI.
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Society of Experimental Psychologists (SEP, 1998) *** GROUP PHOTO ***
Psychology 131A = BioSci 182: Vision. (4)
Psychology 202c. Proseminar in Sensation and Perception. (Vision Section)
Psychology 211, Attention and Perception. Winter 2013 (Srinivasan & Sperling). Attention: Brain Imaging and Psychophyscis (4).
Psychology 210A. Perception. (4).
Psychology 217. Vision (4).
Psychology 229, Attention Seminar. Special Topics in Human Cognition (4).
Psychology 259. Special Topics in Human Performance. Winter 2014: Visual Attention (4).
Psychology 269. Special Topics (4).
Psychology 289, Special Topics in Perception and Information Processing. Fall 2011 (Chubb & Sperling): Psychophysics Theories (4).
SocSci H1G. Critical Issues in the Social Sciences. (Subunit on Perception, Attention, Short-Term Memory)
Mathematical Psychology Workshop, July, 1997.
Demos, Talks, Photos
To download the following Powerpoint .ppt files, bring up a menu as follows:
On PC (dual mouse), right-click; on Macintosh, ctrl-click.
Sperling, FVM, 2002. Tillyer Award Lecture. The Intertwined Mechanisms of Motion Perception and Attention.
Tseng, Gobell & Sperling, VSS 2003. Attentional sensitization to color.
Mount Baldy, March 18, 2003
George skiing Cornice Bowl at Mammoth, 2008.01.01
Other Relevant Web Pages
Department of Cognitive Sciences
Department of Neurobiology and Behavior
Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences
UC Irvine School of Social Sciences
Vision Sciences Society
Optical Society of America
Note: This document uses Netscape extensions to HTML.
The image at the top is similar to Fig. 4b in
Chubb, C. & Sperling, G. (1988).
Drift-balanced random stimuli: A general basis for studying non-Fourier
Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science,
1988, 5, 1986-2006.
When the ordinate is taken as time, and
the abscissa as the x-value of a one-dimensional stimulus, the
figure represents time-slices of a
Alternatively, taking the coordinates as x,y, the figure represents a
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