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Professor Michael Webster

BA UCSD, PhD UC Berkeley.

Associate Investigator

Contact Details

Phone : +1 775 682 8691
Fax : +1 775 784 1126
email : mwebster@unr.edu
Homepage : http://wolfweb.unr.edu/~mwebster/

External Address

Department of Psychology
University of Nevada, Reno, USA

Recent External Appointments

  • Editorial Board, Vision Research. (2008 continuing)
  • Program Review Board, Vision Sciences Society. (2001 continuing)

External Memberships

  • Vision Sciences Society
  • Optical Society of America

Awards

  • University of Nevada Outstanding Researcher Award (2011), Webster, M.A.
  • Western Psychological Association Outstanding Researcher Award (1998), Webster, M.A.

Recent Grants Awarded

  • National Institute of Health - National Eye Institute [R01-EY10834-15A1] (2013) "Adaptation and visual coding." Webster, M.A. ($843,769)
  • National Institute of General Medical Sciences [P20-GM103650] (2012 - 2017) "Center for Integrative Neuroscience." (US$9,775,626) Webster, M.A. ($10,407,906)

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

  • Webster, M.A. (In Press). Environmental influences on color appearance. In R. Luo (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Color Science and Technology. New York, USA: Springer.
  • Webster, M.A. (2014). Adaptation in color and form perception. In J.S. Werner & L.M. Chalupa (Eds.), The New Visual Neurosciences (pp. 533-544). Cambridge, USA: MIT Press.
  • Werner, J.S., & Webster, M.A. (2012). Neural changes in vision affecting the presbyopic eye. In I. Pallikaris, N. Charman, & S. Plainis (Eds.), Presbyopia: Origins, Effects, and Treatments (pp. 85-91). Thorofare, USA: Slack Incorporated.

Periodicals

  • O'Neil, S.F., Mac, A., Rhodes, G., & Webster, M.A. (2015). Model fitting versus curve fitting: A model of renormalization provides a better account of age aftereffects than a model of local repulsion. i-Perception, 6(6), 1-7. doi:10.1177/2041669515613669
  • O'Neil, S.F., & Webster, M.A. (2014). Filling in, filling out, or filtering out: Processes stabilizing color appearance near the center of gaze. Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics, Image Science and Vision, 31(4), A140-A147. doi:10.1364/JOSAA.31.00A140
  • O’Neil, S.F., Mac, A., Rhodes, G., & Webster, M.A. (2014). Adding years to your life (or at least looking like it): A simple normalization underlies adaptation to facial age. PLoS ONE, 9(12), e116105. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0116105
  • Tregillus, K., & Webster, M.A. (2014). Dynamics of color contrast adaptation. Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics, Image Science and Vision, 31(4), A314-A321. doi:10.1364/JOSAA.31.00A314
  • Webster, J., Kay, P., & Webster, M.A. (2014). Perceiving the average hue of color arrays. Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics, Image Science and Vision, 31(4), A283-A292. doi:10.1364/JOSAA.31.00A283
  • Kompaniez, E., Abbey, C.K., Boone, J.M., & Webster, M.A. (2013). Adaptation aftereffects in the perception of radiological images. PLoS ONE, 8(10), e76175. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0076175
  • Kompaniez, E., Sawides, L., Marcos, S., & Webster, M.A. (2013). Adaptation to interocular differences in blur. Journal of Vision, 13(6), 19. doi:10.1167/13.6.19
  • Paras, C.L., & Webster, M.A. (2013). Stimulus requirements for face perception: An analysis based on "totem poles". Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 18. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00018
  • Parkosadze, K., Kalmakhelidze, T., Tolmacheva, M., Chichua, G., Kezeli, A., Webster, M.A., & Werner, J.S. (2013). Persistent biases in subjective image focus following cataract surgery. Vision Research, 89, 10-17. doi:10.1016/j.visres.2013.06.008
  • Elliott, S.L., Werner, J.S., & Webster, M.A. (2012). Individual and age-related variation in chromatic contrast adaptation. Journal of Vision, 12(8), 11. doi:10.1167/12.8.11
  • Juricevic, I., & Webster, M.A. (2012). Selectivity of face aftereffects for expressions and anti- expressions. Frontiers in Perception Science, 3, 4. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00004
  • McDermott, K.C., & Webster, M.A. (2012). The perceptual balance of color. Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 29(2), A108-A117. doi:10.1364/JOSAA.29.00A108
  • McDermott, K.C., & Webster, M.A. (2012). Uniform color spaces and natural image statistics. Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 29(2), A182-A187. [Link]
  • Mizokami, Y., & Webster, M.A. (2012). Are Gaussian spectra a viable perceptual assumption in color appearance? Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 29(2), A10-A18.
  • O'Neil, S.F., McDermott, K.C., Mizokami, Y., Werner, J.S., Crognale, M.A., & Webster, M.A. (2012). Tests of a functional account of the Abney effect. Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 29(2), A165-A173. doi:10.1364/JOSAA.29.00A165
  • Sawides, L., Dorronsoro, C., de Gracia, P., Vinas, M., Webster, M., & Marcos, S. (2012). Dependence of subjective image focus on the magnitude and pattern of high order aberrations. Journal of Vision, 12(8), 4. doi:10.1167/12.8.4
  • Tillman, M., & Webster, M.A. (2012). Selectivity of face distortion aftereffects for differences in expression or gender. Frontiers in Perception Science, 3, 14. doi:10.3389/psyg.2012.00014
  • Webster, M.A. (2012). Evolving concepts of sensory adaptation. F1000 Biology Reports, 4, 21. doi:10.3410/B4-21
  • Webster, M.A., & Kay, P. (2012). Color categories and color appearance. Cognition, 122, 375-392. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2011.11.008
  • Elliott, S.L., Georgeson, M.A., & Webster, M.A. (2011). Response normalization and blur adaptation: Data and multi-scale model. Journal of Vision, 11(2), 7. doi:10.1167/11.2.7
  • O'Neil, S.F., & Webster, M.A. (2011). Adaptation and the perception of facial age. Visual Cognition, 19(4), 534-550. doi:10.1080/13506285.2011.561262
  • Sawides, L., de Gracia, P., Dorronsoro, C., Webster, M.A., & Marcos, S. (2011). Adapting to blur produced by ocular high-order aberrations. Journal of Vision, 11(7), 21. doi:10.1167/11.7.21
  • Sawides, L., de Gracia, P., Dorronsoro, C., Webster, M.A., & Marcos, S. (2011). Vision is adapted to the natural level of blur in the retinal image. PLoS ONE, 6(11), e27031. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0027031
  • Webster, M.A. (2011). Adaptation and visual coding. Journal of Vision, 11(5), 3. doi:10.1167/11.5.3

Published Conference Proceedings

  • Webster, M.A., & Juricevic, I. (2013). Optimizing visual performance by adapting images to observers. In B.E. Rogowitz, T.N. Pappas & H. de Ridder (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE 8651 Burlingame: SPIE.

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • O'Neil, A.F., Mac, A., Rhodes, G., & Webster, M.A. (2013, May). Adding years to your life (or at least looking like it): The form of age aftereffects in face adaptation. Poster session presented at the Visual Sciences Society, Naples, USA.

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