My recent research has focused on the perceptual and neural mechanisms of human color vision, including study of the unique characteristics of the colors brown and yellow that are not shared by other basic hues, comparison of brown induction with brightness/darkness induction, the immediate effects of visual context on color perception, long-term adaptation of color vision to features of the environment, retinal neural processing of color information, genetics of color vision variations, and issues of rod participation in the parallel set of cone pathways that mediate color vision.
- October 11, 2017 Former UW Honors student Emily Slezak (BS, 2014) won the prize for best student presentation at the recent symposium of the International Colour Vision Society in Erlangen, Germany.
- February 4, 2015 Kristina Olson and Steve Buck were awarded Royalty Research Fund grants in the latest round.
- June 11, 2014 Alex Martin Kale’s paper, "Evaluating the Empirical Basis for Claims that Trichromacy in Primates is Adaptive," sponsored by Professor Steven Buck, was chosen as the best paper in the conceptual/proposal/review category for the 2014 Guthrie Prize in Psychology.
- April 30, 2014 Steve Buck was selected as one of 18 faculty across the three UW campuses for the Teaching Technology Fellows Institute to be held in June 2014.
- May 22, 2013 Congrats to Katharina Foote, who received a Mary Gates Research Scholarship Award for Spring Quarter for her project "Discovering the Neural Pathways for the Color Brown", conducted under Steve Buck.
- October 10, 2011 Steve Buck, Ione Fine, and Geoff Boynton organized the Optical Society of America Vision Meeting, held on campus, September 15-18.
- January 3, 2006 Steve Buck was appointed as Chair of the Department through June 30, 2008.
- July 25, 2005 Steve Buck was elected as General Secretary of the International Color Vision Society. He will essentially be the chief operating officer of the society and will chair the Directors’ Board.
- July 26, 2004 Steve Buck was appointed to the Arts & Sciences College Council for a four-year term representing the Natural Sciences.
- Buck, S., Shelton, A., Stoehr, B., Hadyanto, V., Tang, M., Morimoto, T., & DeLawyer, T. (2016). Influence of surround proximity on induction of brown and darkness. Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 33(3), A12-A21.
- De Lawyer, T., Morimoto, T., & Buck, S. (2016). Dichoptic Perception of Brown. Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 33(3), A123-A128.
- Morimoto, T., Slezak, E., & Buck, S. (2016). No effects of surround complexity on brown induction. Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 33(3), A45-A52.
- Vincent, J., Kale, A., & Buck, S. (2016). Luminance dependent long-term chromatic adaptation. Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 33(3), A164-A169.
- Buck, S. (2015). Brown. Current Biology, 25, R536–R537.
- Buck, S. L. (2014). “The interaction of rod and cone signals: pathways and psychophysics.” In J. S. Werner and L. M. Chalupa (Eds.), The New Visual Neurosciences (pp. 485-497). Boston: MIT Press.
- Buck, S., & DeLawyer, T. (2014). Dark vs. bright equilibrium hues: rod and cone biases. Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 31, A75-81.
- Foote, K., & Buck, S. (2014). Rod hue biases for foveal stimuli on CRT displays. Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 31, A23-26.
- Buck, S., Juve, R., Wisner, D., & Conception, A. (2012). Rod hue biases produced on CRT displays. Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 29, A36-A43.
- Buck, S., Thomas, L., Hillyer, N., & Samuelson, E. (2006). Do rods influence the hue of foveal stimuli? Visual Neuroscience, 23, 519-523
- Buck, S. L. (2004) Rod-cone interactions. In L. M. Chalupa and J. S. Werner (Eds.), The Visual Neurosciences (pp. 863-878). Boston: MIT Press
- Thomas, L., & Buck, S. (2004). Generality of Rod Hue Biases with Smaller, Brighter, and Photopically Specified Stimuli. Visual Neuroscience, 21, 257-262
- Thomas, L., & Buck, S. (2006). Foveal vs. extra-foveal contributions to rod hue biases. Visual Neuroscience, 23, 539-542
- Knight, R., & Buck, S. (2002). Time-dependent changes of rod influence on hue perception. Vision Research, 42, 1651-62.
- Buck, S. (2001). What is the hue of rod vision? Color Research & Application, 26 Suppl., S57-S59.
- Verweij, J., Dacey, D., Peterson, B., & Buck, S. (1999). Sensitivity and dynamics of rod signals in macaque H1 horizontal cells. Vision Research, 39, 3662-3672
- Buck, S., Knight, R, Fowler, G, & Hunt, B. (1998) Rod influence on hue-scaling functions. Vision Research, 38, 3259-3263
- Knight, R., Buck, S., Fowler, G, & Nguyen, A. (1998) Rods affect S-cone discrimination on the Farnsworth-Munsell 100-Hue Test. Vision Research, 38, 3477-3481