[visionlist] Gaming and color psychophysics with Claudio Guarnera and Karl Gegenfurtner

Karl Gegenfurtner gegenfurtner at uni-giessen.de
Mon Dec 6 18:18:09 -04 2021

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent Games and Game Intelligence (IGGI) offer 12 studentships September 2022 entry at the University of York or Queen Mary, University of London, to join more than 70 other current PhD students conducting interdisciplinary research in a wide variety of areas.

Available projects include "Investigating human colour constancy by means of VR games", supervised by Dr Giuseppe Claudio Guarnera (University of York), in collaboration with Professor Karl Gegenfurtner (Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen).

Colour constancy is the property of the human visual system that allows us to adapt to the illumination in a scene, and perceive colours as a constant, intrinsic property of real-world objects, even when the illumination changes. Advances in existing game engines allow the creation of VR games with high levels of photo-realism, thus providing an excellent platform to study colour constancy. This project will focus on the design of VR games that immerse players in naturalistic environments, rich of real-world cues used by the human visual system, and on the analysis of the players’ performance. The games will require players to perform tasks designed to ensure rigorous experimental conditions, while keeping them engaged and entertained.

For more information about the project, please contact Dr Guarnera <claudio.guarnera at york.ac.uk>

IGGI students are a diverse group, and admission decisions are made on the basis of your potential to do good work and make a positive impact through games research and as a member of an active research community with strong links to the games industry. We especially welcome applications from candidates belonging to groups that are currently under-represented in games research and industry; these include (but are not limited to) females, individuals from ethnic minorities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, people from low-income backgrounds, and people with physical disabilities.

Studentships fund full fees plus a tax-free living stipend (4-year programme).

For more information on how to apply to this amazing programme, please visit https://iggi.org.uk/apply

Application deadline noon 27 Jan 2022.

Prof. Karl Gegenfurtner, Abteilung Allgemeine Psychologie
Justus-Liebig-Universität, Otto-Behaghel-Str. 10, 35394 Giessen
phone:  +49 641 9926100	  mailto:gegenfurtner at uni-giessen.de
fax:    +49 641 9926119	  http://www.allpsych.uni-giessen.de/karl

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