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Anne Sutter

Anne Sutter, Ph.D. Title: Associate Professor; Adjunct Associate Professor of the Parmly Hearing Institute; Ph.D. 
Office: 612 Damen Hall, LSC 
Phone: 773.508.3012  
E-mail: asutter@luc.edu 


Personal Information

Ph.D., University of Oregon
Specialty: Experimental Psychology

Research Interests:
In my research, I use what is known about the basics of visual processing to figure out how the brain might go about perceiving objects in the world. I am particularly interested in the way texture information is used by the visual system. Texture is an important feature of objects; without it, representations of objects do not look real. I have worked to determine the processes by which adjacent areas of different texture are perceived to be distinct regions (different objects) in a visual scene. Most of this research has been conducted with the goal of explaining "texture segregation" at the earliest possible level of the visual system. Questions that I plan to address in future experiments include: What constitutes a "texture" in perception? What role does attention play in whether a stimulus is perceived as a texture or a collection of objects? To what extent does the experimental task determine the perception of the stimulus in studies of texture segregation and visual search?
 

Classes:
Graduate Statistics (Advanced Statistics, Psych 480)
Statistics (Psych 304)
Psychology and Biology of Perception (Psych/Biol 240)
Information Processing (Psych 435)

Recent Publications:
Graham, N., & Sutter, A. (2000). Normalization, compressiveness, and expansiveness in simple (Fourier) and complex (Non-Fourier) texture channels. Vision Research, 40, 2737-2761..

Sutter, A., & Hwang, D. (1999). A comparison of the dynamics of simple (Fourier) and complex (non-Fourier) mechanisms in texture segregation, Vision Research, 39, 1943-1962.

Graham, N., & Sutter, A. (1998). Spatial summation in simple (Fourier) and complex (non-Fourier) texture channels, Vision Research, 38(2), 231-257.

Professional Society Membership:
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Optical Society of America

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