Our research aims to tackle a wide range of challenging questions to better understand perception and action. We employ different strategies to answer these questions, such as approaching perception from the perspective of sports, robotics, and illusions.
The PEARL Lab studies topics in the domains of Perception, Ecological Action, Robotics, and Learning. Recent directions include studying subjective perception, time perception, color perception (and tetrachromacy), sound symbolism, and music. Students interested in game design, Unity, or instrumentation are strongly encouraged to join. Students can choose level of involvement ranging from helping run participants to actually developing and working on independent research projects. This is a great opportunity for students interested in pursuing graduate school in experimental science.
Our lab is always looking for students interested in perception, especially those with a creative/engineering mindsets. We have undergraduate researchers will all different levels of involvement, from helping run participants to leading their own studies in perception in real and virtual reality environments.