'Dichoptic colour contrast matching in human vision' - PSYC 396 Undergraduate Research Project Application Form

Supervisor's Name: Frederick Kingdom

Supervisor's Email: fred.kingdom [at] mcgill.ca

Supervisor's Phone: 514-934-1934 x35308

Supervisor's Website: http://mvr.mcgill.ca/Fred/fkingdom_home.html

Supervisor's department: Ophthalmology; Associate Member Psychology

Course number: PSYC 396 (Psychology)

Term: Fall 2013-2014

Project start date: Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Project end date: Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Project title: Dichoptic colour contrast matching in human vision

Project description (50-100 words suggested): The project will employ psychophysical (behavioural) methods to determine how human observers perceive a mixture of different colour contrasts presented to the same retinal location in the two eyes (i.e. 'dichoptically'). In particular the project will test between two hypotheses as to how colour contrasts are combined dichoptically, one that the higher contrast dominates, the other that the eyes average the two contrasts. The results of the project will be used to develop a model of dichoptic colour mixtures and hence deepen our understanding of binocular vision.

Prerequisite: 1 term completed at McGill + CGPA of 3.0 or higher; or permission of instructor.

Grading scheme (The final report must be worth at least 50% of final grade): Final grade shall be based on an evaluation of laboratory (or equivalent) performance (40%), a final written report (50%), and an oral presentation (10%) by the supervisor.

Project status: This project is taken. The professor has no more '396' projects this term.

How students can apply: N/A; this project is filled.

Ethics, safety, and training: Supervisors are responsible for the ethics and safety compliance of undergraduate students. This project involves: Human subjects.