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 by Dr. Benjamin Wolfe and Dr. Anna Kosovicheva, housing their specific research programs, 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:
Dr Wolfe was interviewed by the Toronto Star as an expert on visual perception and road safety regarding a redesigned intersection at Bloor and St. George in downtown Toronto.
The APPLY lab was busy at Vision Science Society this year! See our 2023 conferences posters:
See our lab's posters from Vision Sciences Society 2022: Spatial Heterogeneity in Localization Biases Predicts Crowding Performance and Effects of Blur on Duration Thresholds for Road Hazard Detection
Our lab was recently featured in U of T news! Read the article here: Simple vehicle warning systems as effective as more complex ones
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.