Emily Ward

Position title: Assistant Professor

Email: ejward@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 262-9945




Ph.D. in Psychology, Yale University

Research Description:

Our lab explores the nature of human visual processing, with an emphasis on the ways in which high-level perception interacts with and constrains other processes in the mind. Some of the specific questions that we have explored in the lab are: What determines whether we become aware of something? What factors determine how accurately we perceive something? How do visual factors constrain what we remember? How does the brain transform representations, such as linking two states of an object, for example, before and after an object undergoes a physical state change?

Key Words:

High-level visual perception, visual awareness, object recognition, neural representation & transformation

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