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Rhea Eskew

Professor Email: Phone: 617.373.3863


1976. The University of the South, Sewanee, TN. B.S. in Psychology (with honors).
1980. Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA. M.S. in Psychology.
1983. Georgia Institute of Technology. Ph.D. in Psychology. Major field: Sensation and Perception. Minor field: Physiology. Ph.D. thesis: White-noise Analysis of Human Spatial Vision. (Thesis director: Edward J. Rinalducci)

Area(s) of Expertise

Visual psychophysics, color detection and discrimination

Research Interests

Most of my research is in visual psychophysics, particularly color detection and discrimination. I construct quantitative models and use psychophysical data to test such models. Specific topics of recent interest have included multiple (“higher-order”) color mechanisms, sensorimotor adaptation of color, and s-cone increment/decrement asymmetries.


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