Carol M. Cicerone

Professor Emeritus, Cognitive Sciences
School of Social Sciences

Ph.D., University of Michigan


B.S., University of Illinois, 1965, Mathematics (Phi Beta Kappa)

Phone: (949) 824-7569
Email: cciceron@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
3151 SSPA
Mail Code: 5100
Irvine, CA 92697


Research
Interests
visual perception and the physiological bases of visual perception with emphasis on human color vision
   
URL www.socsci.uci.edu/SS:FACULTY::COGSC
   
Academic
Distinctions
Professor Cicerone served as a member of the NSF Panel on Sensory Physiology and Perception (1983-1986) and as a member (1991-1995) and Chair (1993-1995) of the Visual Sciences B Study Section of the National Institutes of Health. She was elected a Fellow of the Optical Society of America in 1993. She served as Associate Editor of the scholarly journal Perception & Psychophysics from 1998 to 2003.

Professor Cicerone has given over 50 presentations at national research meetings of the Society for Neuroscience, the Optical Society of America and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. In addition she has given the following invited presentations:

1975 School of Social Sciences, University of California, Irvine
1977 Department of Psychology, Brown University
1977 Department of Psychology, University of California, San Diego
1978 Department of Psychology, University of Michigan
1980 Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology, Annual Meeting
1981 Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara
1987 Western Eye Research Conference, Asilomar, CA
1987 Human Factors Group, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA
1987 Smith-Kettlewell Center for Vision Research, San Francisco, CA
1987 Wyszecki and Stiles Memorial Symposium, Florence, Italy
1988 8th International Congress of Eye Research, San Francisco, CA
1989 Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology, Annual Meeting
1989 Vision Group, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
1990 Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Canada
1990 International Research Group on Color Vision Deficiencies, Tokyo, Japan
1990 Department of Information Processing, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama, Japan
1990 Dept. of Ophthalmology, Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
1990 Human Factors Research Department, IPRI, Tsukuba, Japan
1990 Lighting Research Laboratory, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Osaka, Japan
1990 Symposium on Advances in Color Vision (in honor of Mathew Alpern), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
1992 Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara
1993 Department of Ophthalmology, University of California, San Francisco
1993 Departments of Neuroscience and Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
1993 Department of Biophysics, Rockefeller University
1993 International Conference on Geometric Representations of Perceptual Phenomena (in honor of Tarow Indow) University of California, Irvine
1993 Color Science Association of Japan, Annual Meeting (with Shiro Otake)
1994 Helmholtz Club, sponsored by the Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA
1995 Department of Psychology, University of Colorado, Boulder
1995 Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles
1996 Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara
1996 Annual Meeting of the Optical Society of America, Rochester, NY
2000 8th Congress of the International Color Association, Kyoto, Japan
2001 Optical Society of America Annual Meeting, Satellite meeting of the Color and Vision Group
2002 School of Optometry, University of California, Berkeley
   
Research
Abstract
Professor Cicerone's work is focused on visual perception and the physiological bases of visual perception with emphasis on the mechanisms of human color vision. The general aim is to link human visual perception to its biological bases - to the neurons and the neural networks of the visual pathway. Some examples of the recent work in her laboratory include the following: Experimental results have elucidated the way in which signals from the different cone photoreceptors contribute to the opponent color pathways to provide normal and deficient human color vision. Recent psychophysical experiments provide estimates of the relative normal trichromats and color deficient individuals. These estimates are being used to build models of human color vision which are explicitly linked to the composition and distribution of cones in the retina. The role of color in defining the visual scene is being explored with a new phenomenon in which the perception of motion is linked to a spread of illusory color into achromatic regions defined by motion. These studies explore interactions between the processing of motion, color, and depth and probe the functional significance of color as a mechanism for segmenting the visual scene.
   
Publications Larimer, J., Krantz, D. H., and Cicerone, C. M. (1974) Opponent-process additivity I: Red/green equilibria. Vision Research 14, 1127-1140.

Larimer, J., Krantz, D. H., and Cicerone, C. M. (1975) Opponent-process additivity II: Yellow/blue equilibria and nonlinear models. Vision Research 15, 723-731.

Cicerone, C. M., Krantz, D. H., and Larimer, J. (1975) Opponent-process additivity III: Effects of moderate chromatic adaptation. Vision Research 15, 1125-1135.

Cicerone, C. M. (1976) Cones survive rods in the light-damaged eye of the albino rat. Science 194, 1183-1185.

Green, D. G., Tong, L., and Cicerone, C. M. (1976) Lateral spread of light adaptation in the rat retina. Vision Research 16, 479-486.

Cicerone, C. M. and Green, D. G. (1977) Control of eye movements while recording from single units in the pigmented rat. Vision Research 17, 985-987.

Schmidt, J. T., Cicerone, C. M., and Easter, S. S., Jr. (1978) Expansion of the half-retinal projection in goldfish: An electrophysiological and anatomical study. Journal of Comparative Neurology 177, 257-278.

Cicerone, C. M. and Green, D. G. (1978) Relative modulation sensitivity of the red and green color mechanisms. Vision Research 18, 1593-1598.

Cicerone, C. M., Green, D. G., and Fisher, L. J. (1979) Cone inputs to ganglion cells in hereditary retinal dystrophy. Science 203, 1113-1115.

Cicerone, C. M. and Green, D. G. (1980) Light adaptation within the receptive field centre of rat retinal ganglion cells. Journal of Physiology 301, 517-534.

Cicerone, C. M. and Green, D. G. (1980) Dark adaptation within the receptive field centre of rat retinal ganglion cells. Journal of Physiology 301, 535-548.

Cicerone, C. M. and Green, D. G. (1981) Signal transmission from rods to ganglion cells in rat retina after bleaching a portion of the receptive field. Journal of Physiology 314, 213-224.

Trejo, L. J. and Cicerone, C. M. (1982) Retinal sensitivity measured by the pupillary light reflex in RCS and albino rats. Vision Research 22, 1163-1172.

Trejo, L. J. and Cicerone, C. M. (1984) Cells in the pretectal olivary nucleus are in the pathway for the direct light reflex of the pupil in the rat. Brain Research 300, 49-62.


Werner, J. S., Cicerone, C. M., Kliegl, R., and DellaRosa, D. (1984) The spectral efficiency of blackness induction. Journal of the Optical Society of America A 1, 981-986.

Cicerone, C. M., Volbrecht, V. J., Donnelly, S. K., and Werner, J. S. (1986) Perception of blackness. Journal of the Optical Society of America A 3, 433-436.

Trejo, L. J. and Cicerone, C. M. (1987) Changes in visual sensitivity with age in rats with hereditary retinal degeneration. Vision Research 27, 915-918.

Cicerone, C. M., Nagy, A. L., and Nerger, J. L. (1987) Equilibrium hue judgements of dichromats. Vision Research 27, 983-991.

Cicerone, C. M. (1987) Constraints placed on color vision models by the relative numbers of different cone classes in human fovea centralis. Farbe 34, 59-66.

Cicerone, C. M. and Nerger, J. L. (1989) The relative numbers of long-wavelength-sensitive to middle-wavelength-sensitive cones in the human fovea centralis. Vision Research 29, 115-128.

Trejo, L. J., Rand, M. N., and Cicerone, C. M. (1989) Consensual pupillary light reflex in the pigmented rat. Vision Research 29, 303-307.

Cicerone, C. M. and Nerger, J. L. (1989) The density of cones in the fovea centralis of the human dichromat. Vision Research 29, 1587-1595.

Volbrecht, V. J., Werner, J. S., and Cicerone, C. M. (1990) Additivity of spatially-induced blackness. Journal of the Optical Society of America A 7, 106-112 .

Cicerone, C. M. and Hayhoe, M. M. (1990) The size of the pool for bleaching adaptation in human rod vision. Vision Research 30, 693-697.

Cicerone, C. M., Hayhoe, M. M., and MacLeod, D. I. A. (1990) The spread of adaptation in human foveal and parafoveal cone vision. Vision Research 30, 1603-1615.

Cicerone, C. M. (1990) Color appearance and the cone mosaic in trichromacy and dichromacy. Proceedings of the Symposium of the International Research Group on Color Vision Deficiencies, Tokyo, Japan 1990, pp. 1-12, Amsterdam: Kugler & Ghedini, 1990.

Nerger, J. L. and Cicerone, C. M. (1992) The ratio of L cones to M cones in the human parafoveal retina. Vision Research 32, 879-888.

Cicerone, C. M. and Hoffman, D. D. (1992) Dynamic neon colors: Perceptual evidence for parallel visual pathways" Advances in Color Vision Technical Digest, 4, 66-68, Washington, D. C.: Optical Society of America.

Otake, S. and Cicerone, C. M. (1993) L/M cone ratio from fovea to nasal and temporal periphery. Journal of the Color Science Association of Japan,17, 29-30.

Cicerone, C. M., Gowdy, P. D., Hoffman, D. D., and Kim, J. S. (1995) The perception of color from motion. Perception and Psychophysics , 57, 761-777.

Cicerone, C. M. and Hoffmann, D. D. (1997) Color from motion: dicoptic activation and a possible role in breaking camouflage. Perception 26, 1367-1380.

Miyahara, E. and Cicerone, C. M. (1997) Color from motion: separate contributions of chromaticity and luminance. Perception 26, 1381-1396.

Cicerone, C. M. (1997) The perception of color from motion. AIC Color 97, Proceedings of the 8th Congress of the International Colour Association, Volume I, 13-20, Kyoto: Color Science Association of Japan.

Otake, S. and Cicerone, C. M. (1997) Unique hue measurements and L, M, and S cone ratios with eccentricity. AIC Color 97, Proceedings of the 8th Congress of the International Colour Association, Volume I, 282-285, Kyoto: Color Science Association of Japan.

Gowdy, P. D. and Cicerone, C. M. (1998) The spatial arrangement of the L and M cones in the central fovea of the living human eye. Vision Research 38, 2575-2589.

Domini, F., Blaser, Blaser, E. and Cicerone, C. M. (2000) Color-specific depth mechanisms revealed by a color-contingent depth aftereffect. Vision Research 40, 359-364.

Otake, S., Gowdy, P. D. and Cicerone, C. M. (2000) The spatial arrangement of L and M cones in the peripheral human retina. Vision Research 40, 677-693.

Otake, S. and Cicerone, C. M. (2000) L an M cone relative numerosity and red-green opponency from fovea to midperiphery in the human retina. Journal of the Optical Society of America A 17, Feature issue on Chromatic Topography of the Retina, 615-627.

Prophet, W., Hoffman, D. and Cicerone, C. M. (2001) Contours from apparent motion: A computational theory. In: T. F. Shipley and P. J. Kellman. From Fragments to Objects: Segmentation and Grouping in Vision (509-532). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Chen, V. and Cicerone, C. M. (2002) Subjective color from apparent motion. Journal of Vision 2, 424-437.

Chen, V. and Cicerone, C. M. (2002) Depth from subjective color and apparent motion. Vision Research 42, 2131-2135.
   
Other Experience NIH Postdoctoral Fellow
Ophthalmology, University of Michigan 1975—1977

Assistant Research Scientist
Psychology, University of Michigan 1977—1978

Assistant Professor to Associate Professor (tenured)
University of California, San Diego 1978—1987

Associate Professor (tenured)
University of Colorado, Boulder 1987—1989

Professor
University of California, Irvine 1989—2005

Graduate Programs Visual Studies

   
   
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Last updated 10/06/2008