Perceptual Reality Lab

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In Press


A Model for the Appearance of Interocular Colorimetric Differences in Binocular XR Displays.

M. Wang, E.A. Cooper, L. Moro, B.A. Narasimhan and H. Chen

Society for Information Display International Digest of Technical Papers, in press


A Paradigm for Characterizing Motion Misperception in People with Typical Vision and Low Vision.

B.M. Chin, M. Wang, L.T. Mikkelsen, C.T. Friedman, C.J. Ng, M.A. Chu and E.A. Cooper.

Optometry & Vision Science, in press



2024


How Small Changes to One Eye's Retinal Image Can Transform the Perceived Shape of a Very Familiar Object.

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I.R. McLean, I.M. Erkelens and E.A. Cooper

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 121(17):e2400086121, 2024


Transformations of Sensory Information in the Brain Suggest Changing Criteria for Optimality.

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T.S. Manning, E. Alexander, B.G. Cumming, G.C. DeAngelis, X. Huang and E.A. Cooper

PLOS Computational Biology, 20(1):e1011783, 2024



2023


The Effect of Interocular Contrast Differences on the Appearance of Augmented Reality Imagery.

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M. Wang, J. Ding, D.M. Levi and E.A. Cooper

ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, 21(1):1, 2023


The Art of the Float.

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E.A. Cooper, R. Casati, H. Farid and P. Cavanagh

Journal of Vision, 23(8):13, 2023


The Contribution of Image Minification to Discomfort Experienced in Wearable Optics.

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I.R. McLean, I.M. Erkelens, E.F. Sherbak, L.T. Mikkelsen, R. Sharma and E.A. Cooper

Journal of Vision, 23(8):10, 2023


Spatiotemporal Visual Statistics of Aquatic Environments in the Natural Habitats of Zebrafish.

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L.T. Cai, V.S. Krishna, T.C. Hladnik, N.C. Guilbeault, C. Vijayakumar, M. Arunachalam, S.A. Juntti, A.B. Arrenberg, T.R. Thiele and E.A. Cooper

Scientific Reports, 13:12028, 2023


The Perceptual Science of Augmented Reality. **Review Article**

E.A. Cooper

Annual Reviews in Vision Science, 9(1), 455-478, 2023


Low Vision Impairs Implicit Sensorimotor Adaptation in Response to Small Errors, but not Large Errors.

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J.S. Tsay, S. Tan, M.A. Chu, R.B. Ivry and E.A Cooper

Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 35(4), 736-748, 2023


Using Augmented Reality to Cue Obstacles for People with Low Vision.

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D.R. Fox, A. Ahmadzada, C.T. Wang, S. Azenkot, M. Chu, R. Manduchi and E.A Cooper

Optics Express, 31(4), 6827-6848, 2023


A General Framework for Inferring Bayesian Ideal Observer Models from Psychophysical Data.

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T.S. Manning, B. Naecker, I.R. McLean, J. Pillow, B. Rokers and E.A. Cooper

eNeuro, 10(1): ENEURO.0144-22.2022 1-17, 2023



2022


Optic Flow in the Natural Habitats of Zebrafish Supports Spatial Biases in Visual Self-Motion Estimation.

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E. Alexander, L.T. Cai, S. Fuchs, T.C. Hladnik, Y. Zhang, V. Subramanian, N.C. Guilbeault, C. Vijayakumar, M. Arunachalam, S.A. Juntti, T.R. Thiele, A.B. Arrenberg and E.A. Cooper

Current Biology, 32, 1-14, 2022


Head Orientation Influences Saccade Directions During Free Viewing.

S. Reeves, E.A. Cooper, R. Rodriguez and J. Otero-Millan

eNeuro, 9(6): ENEURO.0273-22.2022 1–12, 2022


Longitudinal Trends in Case Histories and Rehabilitative Device Assessments at Low Vision Exams.

J.D. Nguyen, S. Tan, S. Azenkot, M.A. Chu and E.A. Cooper

Optometry & Vision Science, 99(11), 817-829, 2022


The Effect of Spatial Structure on Binocular Contrast Perception.

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M. Wang, J. Ding, D.M. Levi and E.A. Cooper

Journal of Vision, 22(12):7, 2022


Perceptual Guidelines for Optimizing Field of View in Stereoscopic Augmented Reality Displays.

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M. Wang and E.A. Cooper

ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, 19(4):19, 2022


Individual Differences in Frontoparietal Plasticity in Humans.

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A.L. Boroshok, A.T. Park, P. Fotiadis, G.H. Velasquez, U.A. Tooley, K.R. Simon, J.C.P. Forde, L. Delgado Reyes, M.D. Tisdall, D.S. Bassett, E.A. Cooper and A.P. Mackey.

npj Science of Learning, 7:14, 2022


Perceptual Adaptation to Continuous Versus Intermittent Exposure to Spatial Distortions.

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I.R. McLean, T.S. Manning and E.A. Cooper

Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 63(5):29, 2022



2021


Assessing Effects of Reduced Vision on Spatial Orientation Ability Using Virtual Reality.

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**Conference Paper**

M. Kinateder and E.A. Cooper

Conference Proceedings of Spatial Cognition, BJMC, 9(3), 243-259, 2021


A Re-Examination of Dichoptic Tone Mapping.

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M. Wang and E.A. Cooper

ACM Transactions on Graphics, 40(2):13, 2021



2020


A Perceptual Eyebox for Near-Eye Displays.

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S.A. Cholewiak, Z. Başgöze, O. Cakmakci, D.M. Hoffman and E.A. Cooper

Optics Express, 28(25), 38008-38028, 2020


Efficient Sensory Coding of Multidimensional Stimuli.

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T.E. Yerxa, E. Kee, M.R. DeWeese and E.A. Cooper

PLOS Computational Biology, 16(9):e1008146, 2020


Natural Image Statistics at Depth Edges Modulate Perceptual Stability.

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Z. Başgöze, D.N. White, J. Burge and E.A. Cooper

Journal of Vision, 20(8):10, 2020


Navigational Aid Use by Individuals with Visual Impairments.

**Conference Paper**

Z. Başgöze, J. Gualtieri, M.T. Sachs and E.A. Cooper

Journal on Technology & Persons with Disabilities, 8, 22-39, 2020


A Toolbox for the Radial and Angular Marginalization of Bivariate Normal Distributions.

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**Toolbox**

E.A. Cooper and H. Farid, 2020



2019


Assessing Neural Network Scene Classification from Degraded Images.

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T. Tadros, N. Cullen, M. Greene and E.A. Cooper

ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, 16(4):21, 2019


An Augmented Reality Sign-reading Assistant for Users with Reduced Vision.

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J. Huang, M. Kinateder, M.J. Dunn, W. Jarosz, X. Yang and E.A. Cooper

PLOS One, 14(1):e0210630, 2019



2018


Plasticity and Adaptation in Adult Binocular Vision.

**Review Article**

Z. Başgöze, A.P. Mackey and E.A. Cooper

Current Biology, 28(24), R1406-R1413, 2018


Using an Augmented Reality Device as a Distance-Based Vision Aid – Promise and Limitations.

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M. Kinateder, J. Gualtieri, M.J. Dunn, W. Jarosz, X. Yang and E.A. Cooper

Optometry & Vision Science, 95(9), 727-737, 2018


Systematic Misperceptions of 3D Motion Explained by Bayesian Inference.

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B. Rokers, J.M. Fulvio, J. Pillow and E.A Cooper

Journal of Vision, 18(3):23, 2018


Perceived Facial Distortions in Selfies are Explained by Viewing Habits.

**Commentary on Ward et al**

E.A. Cooper and M.S. Banks

JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, 20(5), 431, 2018



2017


Accommodation-invariant Computational Near-eye Displays.

R. Konrad, N. Padmanaban, K. Molner, E.A. Cooper and G. Wetzstein

ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Conference Proceedings), 36(4):88, 2017


Optimizing Virtual Reality for All Users through Gaze-contingent and Adaptive Focus Displays.

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N. Padmanaban, R. Konrad, T. Stramer, E.A. Cooper and G. Wetzstein

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(9), 2183-2188, 2017



2016


Sensitivity and Bias in the Discrimination of 2D and 3D Motion Direction.

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E.A. Cooper, M. van Ginkel, and B. Rokers

Journal of Vision, 16(10):5, 2016


The Natural Statistics of Blur.

W.W. Sprague, E.A. Cooper, S. Reissier, B. Yellapragada, and M.S. Banks

Journal of Vision, 16(10):23, 2016


Sensory and Cognitive Plasticity: Implications for Academic Interventions. **Review Article**

E.A. Cooper and A.P. Mackey

Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 10, 21-27, 2016


A Normalized Contrast-encoding Model Exhibits Bright/dark Asymmetries Similar to Early Visual Neurons.

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E.A. Cooper

Physiological Reports, 4(7), e12746, 2016


Novel Optical Configurations for Virtual Reality: Evaluating User Preference and Performance with Focus-tunable and Monovision Near-eye Displays.

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R. Konrad, E.A. Cooper, and G. Wetzstein

Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2016


Gender Representation in the Vision Sciences: A Longitudinal Study.

E.A. Cooper and A. Radonjić

Journal of Vision, 16(1):17, 2016


Does the Sun Revolve Around the Earth? A Comparison between the General Public and On-line Survey Respondents in Basic Scientific Knowledge.

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E.A. Cooper and H. Farid

Public Understanding of Science, 25(2), 146-153, 2016



2015


Stereopsis is Adaptive for the Natural Environment.

W.W. Sprague*, E.A. Cooper*, I. Tosic, and M.S. Banks *Author order determined by coin toss

Science Advances, 1(4), e1400254, 2015


Predicting Cortical Dark/Bright Asymmetries from Natural Scene Statistics and Early Visual Transforms.

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E.A Cooper and A.M. Norcia

PLOS Computational Biology, 11(5), e1004268, 2015


Simulating the Visual Experience of Very Bright and Very Dark Scenes.

D.E. Jacobs, O. Gallo, E.A. Cooper, K. Pulli, and M. Levoy

ACM Transactions on Graphics, 34(3):25, 2015



2014


Perceived Depth in Natural Images Reflects Encoding of Low-level Luminance Statistics.

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E.A. Cooper and A.M. Norcia

Journal of Neuroscience, 34(35), 11761-8, 2014


Camera Focal Length and the Perception of Pictures.

M.S. Banks, E.A. Cooper, and E.A. Piazza

Ecological Psychology, 26(1-2), 30-46, 2014



2013


Assessment of OLED Displays for Vision Research.

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E.A. Cooper, H. Jiang, V. Vildavski, J.E. Farrell, and A.M. Norcia

Journal of Vision, 13(12):16, 2013


Perception of Perspective Distortions in Image-Based Rendering.

P. Vangorp, C. Richardt, E.A. Cooper, G. Chaurasia, M.S. Banks, and G. Drettakis

ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Conference Proceedings), 32(4):58, 2013



2010-2012


The Perceptual Basis of Common Photographic Practice.

E.A. Cooper, E.A. Piazza, and M.S. Banks

Journal of Vision, 12(5):8, 2012


Blur and Disparity are Complementary Cues to Depth.

R.T. Held, E.A. Cooper, and M.S. Banks

Current Biology, 22(5), 426-431, 2012


The Vertical Horopter is not Adaptable, but It may be Adaptive.

E.A. Cooper, J. Burge, and M.S. Banks

Journal of Vision, 11(3):20, 2011


Interpretation-Mediated Changes in Neural Activity During Language Comprehension.

E.A. Cooper, U. Hasson, and S.L. Small

NeuroImage, 55(3), 1314-1323, 2011


Using Blur to Affect Perceived Distance and Size.

R.T. Held, E.A. Cooper, J. O'Brien, and M.S. Banks

ACM Transactions on Graphics, 29(2), 19, 2010


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