|Title:||Professor and Adjunct Professor of the Parmly Hearing Institute; Ph.D.|
|Office:||Coffey Hall 215|
Ph.D., Columbia University
Specialty: Vision and Visual Percepti
Home Page: Parmly Hearing Institute
My basic research interests are focused on human vision and visual perception. My work in this area has concerned visual persistence, dynamic brightness perception, visual masking, spatial and temporal factors in color vision, visual temporal discrimination, and spatial vision.
My applied research interests concern visual and auditory processing deficits in persons with reading disability. I am also interested in the graphical representation of data and the comprehension and interpretation of graphs. Most recently, I have undertaken a project evaluating the relative efficacy of multiple-choice versus essay testing in the General Psychology course.
General Psychology (Psychology 101)
The Psychology and Biology of Perception (Psychology/Biology 240)
Publishing, Publications and Presentations:
Bowen, R. W. , Wright, B.A. and Zecker, S. G. "Pattern masking deficits associated with dyslexia: An analysis of psychometric functions," in Vision Science and Its Applications, O.S.A. Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), p. 60-63.
Wright, B. A., Bowen, R.W. and Zecker, S. G. Nonlinguistic perceptual deficits associated with reading and language disorders. Current Opinion in Neurobiology 10, 482-486, 2000.
Bowen, R. W., Wright, B. A., and Zecker, S. G. "Dyslexic observers show a backward time shift in masking of patterns of low spatial frequency." in Vision Science and Its Applications, O.S.A. Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1999), pp. 161-164.
Bowen, R. W. Graph It! How to Make, Read, and Interpret Graphs. Englewood Cliffs, N. J.: Prentice Hall, Inc., 1992.
Professional Society Membership and Community Activity:
Member, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Member, Optical Society of America
Member, Board of Directors, Kenilworth Assembly Hall Association, Kenilworth, Illinois. 2001-2004