Center for Perceptual Systems

Jared Abrams

Jared Abrams (Ph.D., New York University) began as a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Perceptual Systems in June, 2012 as a member of the Geisler Lab. His graduate work focused on the mechanisms and effects of visual attention on perception. Additionally, he examined the role of retinal location in determining performance in visual tasks.

At present, he is developing a model of human visual search for a known target in arbitrary (noise and naturalistic) backgrounds. To that end, he is examining the masking effects of both noise and naturalistic backgrounds on detection performance and relating those effects to the known anatomical and physiological properties of the visual system.

Recent Publications

Abrams, J., Nizam, A., and Carrasco, M. (2012). Isoeccentric locations are not equivalent: The extent of the vertical meridian asymmetry. Vision Research, 52(1), pp. 70-78.

Anton-Erxleben, K., Abrams, J., and Carrasco, M. (2010). Evaluating comparative and equality judgements in contrast perception: Attention alters appearance. Journal of Vision, 10(11):6, pp. 1-22.

Abrams, J., Barbot, A., and Carrasco, M. (2010). Voluntary attention increases perceived spatial frequency.  Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 72(6), pp. 1510-1521.

Liu, T., Abrams, J., and Carrasco, M. (2009). Voluntary attention alters contrast appearance. Psychological Science, 20(3), pp. 354-62.