Bas Rokers, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Psychology

 

420 Brogden Hall
1202 W. Johnson Street
Madison, WI 53706 

(608)262-8992

rokers@wisc.edu
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Education
BA 1998, Artificial Intelligence, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands
MA 2001, Behavioral Neuroscience, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
PhD 2006, Cognitive Neuroscience, University of California at Los Angeles
Post-doctoral Fellowship 2006-10, Visual Perception, University of Texas at Austin

 

Research
Accurate perception of visual motion is critical for survival. In humans, motion perception relies in large part on binocular combination of signals from the two eyes. But which signals, and how are they combined? Dr. Rokers and his lab aim to increase our understanding of the neural mechanisms underlying motion and depth perception using behavioral experiments (psychophysics), neuro-imaging (fMRI), and computational modeling. His recent findings suggest that 3D motion perception is based on two distinct signals, binocular disparity and monocular motion. He aims to understand how these signals are processed and how they are combined so we can successfully interact with our dynamic three-dimensional world.

 

Rokers Vision Laboratory

 

Publications
PubMed Listing of Publications