About Us

Applied Perception & Psychophysics LaboratorY (APPLY)

Our lab is in the Psychology Department at the University of Toronto Mississauga. We study visual perception and its application to real-world problems. The lab is run jointly by Dr. Benjamin Wolfe and Dr. Anna Kosovicheva, and takes a use-inspired approach to vision science and cognitive psychology research, looking to the world for problems that can benefit from a vision science approach and that can, in turn, tell us about how visual perception works. Research areas include:

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Mayerle's eye test chart (US National Library of Medicine)

Lab News

June 6, 2022

See our lab's posters from Vision Sciences Society Meeting: Spatial Heterogeneity in Localization Biases Predicts Crowding Performance and Effects of Blur on Duration Thresholds for Road Hazard Detection

Feb 1, 2022

Our lab was recently featured in U of T news! Read the article here: Simple vehicle warning systems as effective as more complex ones

October 1, 2021

The fall semester is underway! We wrapped up a busy summer of conference presentations at the Vision Sciences Society and SmartiGras at UTM. We are also recruiting graduate students to start in Fall 2022.

September 27, 2021

Dr. Kosovicheva and Dr. Wolfe were featured in UTM's research podcast, View to the U

April 15, 2021

We received our first Tri-Council funding! Dr. Wolfe was awarded an NSERC Discovery Grant to study the mechanisms of visual information acquisition in driving.

February 17, 2021

Read interviews with Dr. Wolfe and Dr. Kosovicheva, who are now part of the Psychonomic Society Digital Content Team.