Geoffrey Boynton, Ph.D.
Interests: Visual perception and its neural basis
|Course(s)||Psych 315 (Statistics)|
|Matlab programming (I)|
|Matlab programming (II)|
|Psych 333 (S & P)|
|Psych 524A (Graduate Stats)|
|Do I accept and train new psychology graduate students in general?|
|Am I accepting new graduate students in the upcoming year?|
|I am NOT accepting graduate students in the 2019-2020|
|Cognition and Perception Quantitative Psychology|
<strong>Functional organization of human visual perception</strong> <p>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. </p> <p>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. </p>
- Binda, P., Thomas, J.M., Boynton, G.M., and Fine, I. (2013) Minimizing Biases in Estimating the Reorganization of Human Visual Areas with BOLD Retinotopic Mapping (Journal of Vision)
- Boynton, G. M. (2009). A framework for describing the effects of attention on visual responses. Vision Res, 49(10)
- Ernst, Z. R., Palmer, J., & Boynton, G. M. (2012). Dividing attention between two transparent motion surfaces results in a failure of selective attention. J Vis, 12(12)
- Ernst, Z.R., Boynton, G.M., and Jazayeri, M. (2013) The Spread of Attention across Features of a Surface (J.Neurophysiol.)
- Fine I. and Boynton G.M. (2015). Pulse trains to percepts: the challenge of creating a perceptually intelligible world with sight recovery technologies. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci, 370(1677), 20140208.
- Huber E., Webster J.M., Brewer A.A., MacLeod D.I., Wandell B.A., Boynton G.M., Wade A.R. and Fine I. (2015). A lack of experience-dependent plasticity after more than a decade of recovered sight. Psychol Sci, 26(4), 393-401.
- Hubert-Wallander B. and Boynton G.M. (2015). Not all summary statistics are made equal: Evidence from extracting summaries across time. J Vis, 15, 5.
- Joo, S. J., Boynton, G. M., & Murray, S. O. (2012). Long-range, pattern-dependent contextual effects in early human visual cortex. Curr Biol, 22(9), 781-786.
- Lin, J. Y., Murray, S. O., & Boynton, G. M. (2009). Capture of attention to threatening stimuli without perceptual awareness. Curr Biol, 19(13), 1118-1122.
- Lin, J. Y., Pype, A. D., Murray, S. O., & Boynton, G. M. (2010). Enhanced memory for scenes presented at behaviorally relevant points in time. PLoS Biol, 8(3)
- Lin, J.Y, Hubert-Wallander, B., Murray, S.O. and Boynton, G.M. (2011). “Rapid and reflexive feature-based attention”, J. Vision 1112):12, 1-9
- Runeson E., Boynton G.M. and Murray S.O. (2013). Effects of task and attentional selection on responses in human visual cortex. J Neurophysiol, 109(10), 2606-17.
- Serences, J. T., & Boynton, G. M. (2007). Feature-based attentional modulations in the absence of direct visual stimulation. Neuron, 55(2), 301-312.
- Thomas J.M., Huber E., Stecker G.C., Boynton G.M., Saenz M. and Fine I. (2015). Population receptive field estimates of human auditory cortex. Neuroimage, 105, 428-39.
In the News
- 11/30/2006 Geoffrey Boyton who was appointed as an Editor to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Vision.
- 11/20/2013 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.
- 11/16/2006 Congratulations to Geoffrey Boyton who was recently appointed as an Editor to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Vision
- 10/10/2011 Steve Buck, Ione Fine, and Geoff Boynton organized the Optical Society of America Vision Meeting, held on campus, September 15-18.
- 10/09/2013 Congratulations to Bjorn Hubert-Wallander, an NSF Fellow, for being selected to meet with the very prestigious National Science Board.
- 08/05/2015 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
- 08/04/2017 Geoff Boynton emphasizes the safety risks of distracted driving in a Daily of the University of Washington article.
- 06/07/2017 Geoff Boynton talks about the dangers of multi-tasking while driving in this UW Daily story.
- 04/27/2015 We aren’t the only ones who see the incredible work Ione Fine and Geoffrey Boynton are doing.
- 04/13/2009 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.
- 04/07/2010 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,"