Human Perception Lab

People

  • Philip J. Kellman, Ph.D.
  • Philip J. Kellman, Ph.D.
  • Principal Investigator
  • Visual perception of objects, space, and motion; perceptual learning: applications to education, skill acquisition, and educational technology; and perceptual and cognitive processes in aviation and driving.
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  • Rachel Older
  • Rachel Older
  • Lab Manager
  • Rachel is interested in biological motion, perception of mental states, and the influence of visual phenomena on social interaction.
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  • Everett Nettler
  • Everett Mettler, Ph.D.
  • Postdoctoral Scholar
  • Everett is a postdoc in the Kellman lab. He studies learning at the intersection of perception and cognition. Specifically, his research concerns perceptual learning, education, skill acquisition, and educational technology.
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  • Carolyn Bufford
  • Carolyn Bufford
  • Graduate Student
  • Carolyn is a fourth year graduate student. Her research interests include perceptual learning, its applications to education, and music perception.
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  • Susan Carrigan
  • Susan Carrigan
  • Graduate Student
  • Suzy is a third year graduate student in the Cognitive Psychology program. She is interested in object perception and recognition. Her current research focuses on contour interpolation and perception of partially occluded objects.
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  • Nicholas Baker
  • Nicholas Baker
  • Graduate Student
  • Nick is a second year graduate student in the Computational Cognition program. His research interests relate to shape and object perception and recognition.
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  • Tim Burke
  • Tim Burke
  • Programmer
  • Tim is interested in computer-based learning, optimization of learning, and perceptual learning modules.
  • Dara Afraz
  • Dara Afraz
  • Interface Designer
  • Dara is an interface designer. With special expertise in responsive design, he creates interfaces that are both beautiful and accessible. His work relies on user-centered design principles to produce high-quality visuals—from concept to execution—across desktop and mobile platforms. Dara is a UCLA Design Media Arts alumni.
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