Zhong-Lin Lu is a Professor of Psychology.
What kind of
research do you conduct?
Our research goal is to construct
computational brain models for perception and cognition---
models sufficiently computational such that they can
be represented in a computer program or in mathematical
theory. Psychophysical experimentation, physiological
investigation, clinical testing, and computational modeling
are essential elements in our research.
We are currently working on:
* Computational and psychophysical study of visual motion,
texture, and attention
* Neurophysiological and neuromagnetic study of sensory
and attentional processes
* Visual memory systems
* Perceptual learning
* Computer image processing
* Visual neural networks
* Brain Imaging.
a typical semester, how many undergraduates do you work
with? What kind of research activities do the undergraduate
We typically work with one to two undergraduates.
Their research activities include:
* Literature study
* Conducting experiments
* Preliminary Data analysis
* Authoring preliminary technical report
* Webpage design and administration
What are some
of your recent undergraduate projects?
Debbie Dao (2002). The orientation
bandwidth of perceptual learning of Gabor detection.
First prize, the USC undergraduate symposium, 2002.
Wilson Chu (2001). Timecourse and mechanisms of intra-
and cross-modal cuing of spatial attention. Poster given
in the UCLA Undergraduate Research Forum. Supported
by the Provost Undergraduate Research Grant.
Christoph Posner (2001). Switching attention between
visual and auditory modalities. Talk given in the UCLA
Undergraduate Research Forum. Supported by the Provost
Undergraduate Research Grant.
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