Frederick Kingdom, PhD - Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre
visual perception • colour vision • transparency • visual illusions • image processing • psychophysics
My research focuses on understanding the mechanisms of human visual perception, with a concentration on how the visual system integrates information about simple features, such as edges and contour fragments, into whole contours, textures and surfaces. This endeavour involves research into colour, texture, brightness, lightness, transparency, stereopsis ("3D" vision), binocular vision and visual illusions. I primarily use psychophysical, i.e. behavioural methods, combined with image processing and image analysis.
Kingdom, F. A. A. (2011). Lightness, Brightness and Transparency: A quarter century of new ideas, captivating demonstrations and unrelenting controversy. Vision Research, 51, 652-673.
Kingdom, F. A. A. (2012). Binocular vision: The eyes add and subtract. Current Biology, 22(1), R22-24.
Dakin, S. C., Tibber, M, Greenwood, J. A., Kingdom, F. A. A. & Morgan, M. J. (2011). A common perceptual metric for human discrimination of number and density. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108(49), 19552-19557.
Shevell, S. K. & Kingdom, F. A. A. (2008). Color in complex scenes. Annual Review of Psychology, 59, 143-166
Gheorghiu, E., Bell, J. & Kingdom, F. A. A. (2013) Line Orientation Adaptation: Local or Global? PLoS ONE 8(8): e73307. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0073307