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 training 2009
    2007 Comment on "Emergence of novel color vision in mice engineered to express a human cone photopigment" 2007
    2006 Retinal microscotomas revealed with adaptive-optics microflashes 2006
    2005 Opponent-motion mechanisms are self-normalizing 2005
    2003 Serial temporal filters in human vision 2003
    2003 Contrast conservation in human vision 2003
    2002 Serial stages of gain control 2002
    2002 The temporal mechanisms mediating synchrony perception 2002
    2002 Electrical coupling between mammalian cones 2002
    2002 Extending the Modelfest image/threshold database into the spatio-temporal domain 2002
    2002 Contrast conservation in human vision 2002
    2002 Spatial frequency, phase, and the contrast of natural images 2002
    2002 The spatial properties of opponent-motion normalisation: lateral vs superposition masking 2002
    2002 The spatial properties of opponent-motion normalization 2002
    2001 Channel theory fails for the apparent contrast of flashed images 2001
    2001 Measurements of chromatic sensitivity in the mesopic range 2001
    2001 The spatial tuning of perceived temporal synchrony 2001
    2001 Visual mechanisms of spatial disorientation in Alzheimer's disease 2001
    2000 Limits to our knowledge [1] 2000
    1999 Enhanced motion aftereffect for complex motions 1999
    1999 Cone signals at low light levels 1999
    1999 Selective loss of chromatic discrimination in the mesopic range 1999
    1999 Development of an image/threshold database for designing and testing human vision models 1999
    1998 Psychophysical evidence for a functional hierarchy of motion processing mechanisms 1998
    1997 Radial motion looks faster 1997
    1997 Separate, adaptible mechanisms for complex motion 1997
    1997 Implicit masking constrained by spatial inhomogeneities 1997
    1997 Control of visual sensitivity 1997
    1997 Fourier models and the loci of adaptation 1997
    1996 Luminance dependence of spatial interactions in the human retina 1996
    1996 The growth of perceived contrast towards constancy 1996
    1996 Three theories of the low frequency cut 1996
    1996 Vernier acuity modeled by one-dimensional Fourier analysis 1996
    1995 Modeling pedestal experiments with amplitude instead of contrast 1995
    1995 Zero frequency masking and a model of contrast sensitivity 1995
    1994 Spatiotemporal separability in contrast sensitivity 1994
    1993 Information transmission for sub‐pixel edge positioning 1993
    1993 Serial spatial filters in vision 1993
    1993 Undetected gray strips displace perceived edges nonlinearly 1993
    1992 A visual nonlinearity fed by single cones 1992
    1990 Introduction 1990
    1989 Light capture by human cones. 1989
    1985 Detection and identification 1985
    1984 A three channel model of temporal frequency perception 1984
    1983 Background visibility and increment thresholds 1983
    1982 Changes of visual sensitivity caused by on- and off-transients 1982
    1982 Do preferential looking techniques underestimate infant visual acuity? 1982
    1981 Rod-cone interaction on large and small backgrounds 1981
    1980 Transient sensitization by a contrast flash 1980
    1979 Effects of ethanol on turnover and function of striatal dopamine 1979
    1979 Rod-cone interaction: Reconciliation with flamant and stiles 1979
    1979 Spatial patterns of rod-cone interaction 1979
    1978 Methylazoxymethanol acetate: Effect of postnatal injection on brain amines and behavior 1978
    1978 Visual deprivation affects serotonin levels in the visual system 1978
    1976 Binocular interaction in the dark 1976
    1974 Cones block signals from rods 1974
    1974 Optimal patterns for alignment 1974
    1973 Iodate poisoning: Early effect on regeneration of rhodopsin and the ERG 1973
    1973 Test of Brindley's after image hypothesis 1973
    1970 Conditioned hypoglycemia: Pseudoconditioning controls 1970
    1970 Conditioned Insulin Secretion in the Albino Rat 1970
    1970 Conditioning in Limulus: Comment on Wasserman and Patton 1970
    1969 Temporal parameters of conditioned hypoglycemia 1969
    1969 Conditioning in the Horseshoe Crab 1969
    1968 A new technique for conditioned hypoglycemia 1968
    1968 A transient stiles-crawford effect 1968
    1968 Vision and lasers: An abstract 1968
    1966 Cutaneous color sensitivity: Explanation and demonstration 1966
    1966 Dermo-optical perception. 1966
    1966 Dermo-optical perception. 1966

    Full Name

  • Walter Makous