George Sperling

UCI Distinguished Professor, Cognitive Sciences
School of Social Sciences

UCI Distinguished Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior
School of Biological Sciences

PH.D., Harvard University, 1959

M.A.,, Columbia 1956

Phone: (949) 824-6879
Fax: (949) 824-2517

University of California, Irvine
2181 Social Sciences Plaza A
Mail Code: 5100
Irvine, CA 92697

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Empirical studies of human information processing: short-term visual memory systems, attention, visual perception, and 3D object recognition. Mathematical, computational, and neural models of visual processes: light adaptation, temporal sensitivity, contrast detection, motion and texture perception, stereopsis, and attention. Brain imaging: EEG, MEG, fMRI.
SOCIETIES: American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Fellow, 1992): American Association for the Advancement of Science (Fellow, 1980; Chairman, Psychology Section, 1990): American Psychological Association (1959-1989. Fellow, Division 3, 1972, Fellow, Division 6, 1987; Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, 1988): American Psychological Society (Charter member, 1988-; William James Fellow): Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology: Annual Interdisciplinary Conference (Founder and Organizer, 1975-2016): Eastern Psychological Association (Board of Directors, 1982-85): International Neural Network Society (Founding Member, Governing Board 1987-91; Helmholtz Award, 2004): National Academy of Sciences (Elected, 1985): Optical Society of America (Fellow, 1973; Edgar D. Tillyer Award, 2002): Psychonomic Society (1965- ): Society for Computers in Psychology (Steering Committee, 1974-78, 1985-86): Society of Experimental Psychologists (Elected, 1974; Howard Crosby Warren Medal, 1996): Society for Mathematical Psychology, (Executive Board, 1979-85; Chairman, 1983-84): United States Air Force, Scientific Advisory Board (1988-92): Award and Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service (1993): University of California, Irvine: 1998 Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award for Research: Vision Sciences Society (2001- ).
Empirical and theoretical studies of human information processing: visual perception, attention, and short-term memory systems; mathematical, computational and neural models of motion and depth perception, and of feature, spatial, and temporal attention processes. Brain imaging: EEG, MEG, fMRI.
Research Center Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences
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