Colour-Luminance Interactions in Binocular Vision - PSYC 396 Undergraduate Research Project Application Form

Supervisor's Name: Frederick Kingdom

Supervisor's Email: fred.kingdom [at]

Supervisor's Phone: 514-934-1934 x35308

Supervisor's Website:

Supervisor's department: Ophthalmology (Associate member Psychology)

Course number: PSYC 396 (Psychology)

Term: Summer 2014

Project start date: Monday, May 12, 2014

Project end date: Friday, August 15, 2014

Project title: Colour-Luminance Interactions in Binocular Vision

Project description (50-100 words suggested): The project will employ psychophysical (behavioural) methods to examine how the human binocular vision system processes 'dichoptic' chromatic (colour) information, that is when the colour information going to the two eyes is different. In particular the project will examine the influence of luminance (brightness) contrast on the ability of the visual system to detect whether the colour information going to the two eyes is different or not. The results of the project will go towards developing a new theory of binocular vision in which between eye differences are processed according to the extent to which the signals in the two eyes are perceived or not as coming from the same object.

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): Laboratory work evaluation = 40%; final report = 60%

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

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