We examine how controlled measurements of visual perception (psychophysics) can be extended to realistic stimuli and situations. This research investigates how humans detect simple or basic visual features (such as edges) as well as more complex image categories and how factors such as attention can modulate perception. We use a combination of behavioural, psychophysical and eye tracking tools.
A second research stream addresses basic issues of social neuroscience and person perception. We investigate how good people are at judging another person's gaze direction and duration. A very recent research stream is investigating the perception of facial expressions and emotion recognition in refugee children.