Geoffrey Boynton, Ph.D.Degree From: University of California, Santa Barbara
Interests: Visual perception and its neural basis
|Course Website(s)||Psych 315 (Statistics)|
|Matlab programming (I)|
|Matlab programming (II)|
|Psych 333 (S & P)|
|Psych 524A (Graduate Stats)|
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|Cognition and Perception|
Functional organization of human visual perception
My lab works closely with the labs of Ione Fine and Scott Murray. We use a combination of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), ERP and behavioral measurements to study the relationship between neuronal responses in the visual cortex of the brain and our conscious visual experience.
A major goal of my research is on attention, and specifically how and why some visual stimuli get past the attentional bottleneck and some don’t. I am also interested in the relationship, across individuals, between performance on a variety of perceptual tasks and the corresponding neural responses in cortical areas that represent the stimuli for those tasks.
In the News
- Geoff Boynton and Ione Fine’s research on retinal implants cited in Mashable story about bionic eyes.
- Ione Fine and Geoff Boynton’s work on visual simulations using a bionic eye have been brought to light in an article by The Telegraph
- We aren’t the only ones who see the incredible work Ione Fine and Geoffrey Boynton are doing.
- Geoff Boynton (Associate Professor) and Jessica Thomas (graduate student) demonstrated that it is possible to identify songs that one is listening to (or thinking about!) by looking at brain activity patterns.
- Congratulations to Bjorn Hubert-Wallander, an NSF Fellow, for being selected to meet with the very prestigious National Science Board.
- Steve Buck, Ione Fine, and Geoff Boynton organized the Optical Society of America Vision Meeting, held on campus, September 15-18.
- Jeffrey Lin is the lead author of a paper that is receiving national coverage. "Making memories may be in the timing," and "Memory for Visual Scenes Is Enhanced When Events Occur at Behaviorally Relevant Times,"
- Geoffrey Boynton, Eliot Brenowtiz, Cheryl Kaiser, Jeansok Kim, Alan Marlatt, Scott Murray, and the Clinical Psychology Program all received mention in the Awards and Honors section of the recent on-line version of A&S Perspectives magazine.
- Jeffrey Lin was awarded a 2009 Elsevier/Vision Research Travel Award for the 2009 Annual Vision Sciences Society Conference in Florida this May.
- In late December, 2009 Geoff Boynton was voted recipient of the Early Investigator Award of the Society of Experimental Psychologists.
- Geoffrey Boyton who was appointed as an Editor to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Vision.
- Congratulations to Geoffrey Boyton who was recently appointed as an Editor to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Vision