Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Makous does research on the visual system, using mostly behavioral methods. He has been an editor of scientific journals and has been awarded the status of Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the Optical Society of America.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2009 Enhancing the contrast sensitivity function through action video game trainingNature Neuroscience.  12:549-551. 2009
    2007 Comment on "Emergence of novel color vision in mice engineered to express a human cone photopigment"Science.  318. 2007
    2006 Retinal microscotomas revealed with adaptive-optics microflashesInvestigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.  47:4160-4167. 2006
    2005 Opponent-motion mechanisms are self-normalizingVision Research.  45:1115-1127. 2005
    2003 Serial temporal filters in human visionJournal of Vision.  3. 2003
    2003 Contrast conservation in human visionVision Research.  43:2637-2648. 2003
    2002 Serial stages of gain controlJournal of Vision.  2. 2002
    2002 The temporal mechanisms mediating synchrony perceptionJournal of Vision.  2. 2002
    2002 Electrical coupling between mammalian conesCurrent Biology.  12:1900-1907. 2002
    2002 Extending the Modelfest image/threshold database into the spatio-temporal domainProceedings of SPIE.  4662:138-148. 2002
    2002 Contrast conservation in human visionPerception.  31:63-63. 2002
    2002 Spatial frequency, phase, and the contrast of natural imagesJournal of the Optical Society of America A.  19:1096-1106. 2002
    2002 The spatial properties of opponent-motion normalisation: lateral vs superposition maskingPerception.  31:37-37. 2002
    2002 The spatial properties of opponent-motion normalizationVision Research.  42:1727-1738. 2002
    2001 Channel theory fails for the apparent contrast of flashed imagesJournal of Vision.  1. 2001
    2001 Measurements of chromatic sensitivity in the mesopic rangeColor Research and Application.  26. 2001
    2001 The spatial tuning of perceived temporal synchronyJournal of Vision.  1. 2001
    2001 Visual mechanisms of spatial disorientation in Alzheimer's diseaseCerebral Cortex.  11:1083-1092. 2001
    2000 Limits to our knowledge [1]Science.  287:1399. 2000
    1999 Enhanced motion aftereffect for complex motionsVision Research.  39:2229-2238. 1999
    1999 Cone signals at low light levelsInvestigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.  40:S356-S356. 1999
    1999 Selective loss of chromatic discrimination in the mesopic rangeInvestigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.  40:S356-S356. 1999
    1999 Development of an image/threshold database for designing and testing human vision modelsProceedings of SPIE.  3644:542-551. 1999
    1998 Psychophysical evidence for a functional hierarchy of motion processing mechanismsJournal of the Optical Society of America A.  15:769-776. 1998
    1997 Radial motion looks fasterVision Research.  37:3399-3405. 1997
    1997 Separate, adaptible mechanisms for complex motionInvestigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.  38. 1997
    1997 Implicit masking constrained by spatial inhomogeneitiesVision Research.  37:1917-1927. 1997
    1997 Control of visual sensitivityJournal of the Optical Society of America A.  14:2319. 1997
    1997 Fourier models and the loci of adaptationJournal of the Optical Society of America A.  14:2323-2345. 1997
    1996 Luminance dependence of spatial interactions in the human retinaInvestigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.  37. 1996
    1996 The growth of perceived contrast towards constancyInvestigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.  37. 1996
    1996 Three theories of the low frequency cutInvestigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.  37. 1996
    1996 Vernier acuity modeled by one-dimensional Fourier analysisInvestigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.  37. 1996
    1995 Modeling pedestal experiments with amplitude instead of contrastVision Research.  35:1979-1989. 1995
    1995 Zero frequency masking and a model of contrast sensitivityVision Research.  35:1965-1978. 1995
    1994 Spatiotemporal separability in contrast sensitivityVision Research.  34:2569-2576. 1994
    1993 Information transmission for sub‐pixel edge positioningJournal of the Society for Information Display.  1:437-447. 1993
    1993 Serial spatial filters in visionVision Research.  33:413-427. 1993
    1993 Undetected gray strips displace perceived edges nonlinearlyJournal of the Optical Society of America A.  10:794-803. 1993
    1992 A visual nonlinearity fed by single conesVision Research.  32:347-363. 1992
    1990 IntroductionJournal of the Optical Society of America A.  7:1939. 1990
    1989 Light capture by human cones.Journal of Physiology.  414:89-109. 1989
    1985 Detection and identificationJournal of the Optical Society of America A.  2:1455-1456. 1985
    1984 A three channel model of temporal frequency perceptionVision Research.  24:1881-1887. 1984
    1983 Background visibility and increment thresholdsVision Research.  23:1107-1113. 1983
    1982 Changes of visual sensitivity caused by on- and off-transientsVision Research.  22:879-887. 1982
    1982 Do preferential looking techniques underestimate infant visual acuity?Vision Research.  22:1017-1024. 1982
    1981 Rod-cone interaction on large and small backgroundsVision Research.  21:1181-1187. 1981
    1980 Transient sensitization by a contrast flashVision Research.  20:281-288. 1980
    1979 Effects of ethanol on turnover and function of striatal dopaminePsychopharmacology.  61:1-9. 1979
    1979 Rod-cone interaction: Reconciliation with flamant and stilesVision Research.  19:695-698. 1979
    1979 Spatial patterns of rod-cone interactionVision Research.  19:775-782. 1979
    1978 Methylazoxymethanol acetate: Effect of postnatal injection on brain amines and behaviorPharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior.  8:251-257. 1978
    1978 Visual deprivation affects serotonin levels in the visual systemJournal of Neurochemistry.  30:1187-1189. 1978
    1976 Binocular interaction in the darkVision Research.  16:473-476. 1976
    1974 Cones block signals from rodsVision Research.  14:285-294. 1974
    1974 Optimal patterns for alignmentApplied Optics.  13:659-664. 1974
    1973 Iodate poisoning: Early effect on regeneration of rhodopsin and the ERGVision Research.  13:919-924. 1973
    1973 Test of Brindley's after image hypothesisJ.OPT.SOC.AMER..  63:1268-1269. 1973
    1970 Conditioned hypoglycemia: Pseudoconditioning controlsJournal of comparative and physiological psychology.  71:198-201. 1970
    1970 Conditioned Insulin Secretion in the Albino RatProceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine.  133:964-968. 1970
    1970 Conditioning in Limulus: Comment on Wasserman and PattonPsychonomic science.  19:183-183. 1970
    1969 Temporal parameters of conditioned hypoglycemiaJournal of comparative and physiological psychology.  69:301-307. 1969
    1969 Conditioning in the Horseshoe CrabPsychonomic science.  14:4-5. 1969
    1968 A new technique for conditioned hypoglycemiaPsychonomic science.  10:389-390. 1968
    1968 A transient stiles-crawford effectVision Research.  8:1271-1284. 1968
    1968 Vision and lasers: An abstractPsychonomic science.  11:358-358. 1968
    1966 Cutaneous color sensitivity: Explanation and demonstrationPsychological Review.  73:280-294. 1966
    1966 Dermo-optical perception.Science.  152:1109. 1966
    1966 Dermo-optical perception.Science.  152:1109. 1966

    Full Name

  • Walter Makous