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DiMattina, Chris (PhD)

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
Office: WH 0215
Phone: 239-590-1513

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Ph.D. Neuroscience (Systems/Computational), Johns Hopkins University
B.A. Mathematics and Psychology, Cornell University


Vision science, computational neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience

Research and Teaching Interests

I am an experimental vision scientist and computational neuroscientist who is interested in understanding information processing in the early visual system. In collaboration with colleagues at McGill University (Montreal, Canada), I am currently working on understanding how luminance and texture cues are combined to detect image region boundaries. Our ultimate goal is to understand the computations which enable the visual system to segment natural images.

I also have a longstanding interest in applying various machine learning methods (neural networks, adaptive stimulus optimization) to problems in neuroscience and cognitive science, and supervise student research projects in the broad areas of cognition + perception.

Courses Offered

PSB-4002: Physiological Psychology
EXP-3202: Sensation and Perception
PSY-3205: Survey of Analytical Techniques


Representative Publications

Editorial Boards

  • Associate Editor: Frontiers in Psychology: Perception Science
  • Associate Editor: Frontiers in Neuroscience: Perception Science

Dr. DiMattina's Lab webpage