Gary Lupyan, PhD

Position title: Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

Email: lupyan@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 262 4333

Address:
1202 W Johnson St. Rm. 419
Madison, WI 53706

Gary Lupyan, PhD

EDUCATION
PhD 2007, Carnegie Mellon University and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
MS 2005, Cognitive Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University
BA 2002, Cognitive Science, Cornell University

RESEARCH
Dr. Lupyan’s main interest in perception is studying how knowledge, expectations, and task demands influence visual perception. A main focus is on how language impacts moment-to-moment perceptual processing, for example examining how hearing a word can make an invisible image visible, how knowledge of what color something is can impact color appearance, and how a meaningful word can look sharper than a meaningless word. He also studies the extent to which human cognition is influenced by experience with and use of language, and questions surrounding the origin and evolution of language.

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