E.A. Cooper and A. Radonjić. Gender Representation in the Vision Sciences: a Longitudinal Study. Journal of Vision, 16(1):17, 2016 [link]

E.A. Cooper and H. Farid. Does the Sun Revolve Around the Earth? A Comparison between the General Public and On-line Survey Respondents in Basic Scientific Knowledge. Public Understanding of Science, 25(2), 146-153, 2016 [pdf]

E.A. Cooper, H. Jiang, V. Vildavski, J.E. Farrell, and A.M. Norcia. Assessment of OLED Displays for Vision Research. Journal of Vision, 13(12):16, 1-13, 2013 [pdf]

E.A. Cooper, U. Hasson, and S.L. Small. Interpretation-Mediated Changes in Neural Activity During Language Comprehension. NeuroImage, 55(3), 1314-1323, 2011 [pdf]


R. Konrad, E.A. Cooper, and G. Wetzstein. Novel Optical Configurations for Virtual Reality: Evaluating User Preference and Performance with Focus-tunable and Monovision Near-eye Displays. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2016 [pdf][data/code]

D.E. Jacobs, O. Gallo, E.A. Cooper, K. Pulli, and M. Levoy. Simulating the Visual Experience of Very Bright and Very Dark Scenes. ACM Transactions on Graphics, 34(3): 25, 2015 [link]

P. Vangorp, C. Richardt, E.A. Cooper, G. Chaurasia, M.S. Banks, and G. Drettakis. Perception of Perspective Distortions in Image-Based Rendering. ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Conference Proceedings), 32(4), 58:1-12, 2013 [pdf]

E.A. Cooper, E.A. Piazza, and M.S. Banks. The Perceptual Basis of Common Photographic Practice. Journal of Vision, 12(5):8, 1-14, 2012 [pdf]


E.A. Cooper, M. van Ginkel, and B. Rokers. Sensitivity and Bias in the Discrimination of 2D and 3D Motion Direction. Journal of Vision, 16(10):5, 2016 [link][data]

W.W. Sprague, E.A. Cooper, S. Reissier, B. Yellapragada, and M.S. Banks. The Natural Statistics of Blur. Journal of Vision, 16(10):23, 2016 [link]

R.T. Held, E.A. Cooper, and M.S. Banks. Blur and Disparity are Complementary Cues to Depth. Current Biology, 22(5), 426-431, 2012 [pdf]

E.A. Cooper, J. Burge, and M.S. Banks. The Vertical Horopter is not Adaptable, but It may be Adaptive. Journal of Vision, 11(3):20, 1-19, 2011 [pdf]


E.A. Cooper. A Normalized Contrast-encoding Model Exhibits Bright/dark Asymmetries Similar to Early Visual Neurons. Physiological Reports, 4(7), e12746, 2016 [link][code]

E.A Cooper and A.M. Norcia. Predicting Cortical Dark/Bright Asymmetries from Natural Scene Statistics and Early Visual Transforms. PLOS Computational Biology, 11(5), e1004268, 2015 [link][code]

W.W. Sprague*, E.A. Cooper*, I. Tosic, and M.S. Banks. Stereopsis is Adaptive for the Natural Environment? Science Advances, 1(4), e1400254, 2015 *Author order determined by coin toss [link]

E.A. Cooper and A.M. Norcia. Perceived Depth in Natural Images Reflects Encoding of Low-level Luminance Statistics. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(35), 11761-8, 2014 [link]

The theoretical space of visual images is effectively infinite. But natural images occupy a tiny portion of this space. Statistical regularities in this space can be exploited by the visual system. We study the statistics of natural images and examine their relevance for visual coding and perception.

The visual system does not directly encode 3D information, so it must be inferred from a variety of visual cues, such as linear perspective and binocular disparity. We study how these cues are used and combined in our perception of the 3D world, and how this perception is shaped by our experiences.

The creation of convincing and practical computer graphics and virtual reality experiences can be aided by studying the human visual system. We seek to understand when realism is required for accurate perception and comfort, and when it's okay to take shortcuts.

How will new display technology improve visual experiments? What is the scientific knowledge base of internet users? Does a person's expectations affect which areas in the brain are recruited to understand a story?