New Publication: Seasonal Changes in Color Preferences Are Linked to Variations in Environmental Colors: A Longitudinal Study of Fall

Our new article on how and why color preferences change of the course of Fall was published in the i-Perception Special Issue: Seeing Colors.

REFERENCE: Schloss, K. B., & Heck, I. A. (2017). Seasonal changes in color preferences are linked to variations in environmental colors: A longitudinal study of fall, i-Perception, 8, 6, 1-19. 

Wisconsin Science Festival 2017: Curiosity Unleashed!

Our lab is excited for the Wisconsin Science Festival, is a four-day statewide celebration of science for people of all ages! 


Nov. 3, 2017 – 6:30pm to 7:00pm   Gallery Talk by Karen Schloss at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA). The talk, entitled Finding Meaning in Color,  will discuss human perceptions and experiences of color in response to the installation by Sonja Thomsen: in the space of elsewhere.

Nov. 4, 2017 – 10:00am to 3:00pm   Kevin Ponto and our other fellow Virtual Environments Group members will feature their new interactive learning display, which uses virtual reality to immerse people in the IceCube Neutrino Detection system at the South Pole!


Congrats to Chris Racey!

Chris Racey’s presentation at the at the 9th Annual McPherson Eye Research Institute (MERI) Vision Science Poster Session received honorable mention for the Vision Science Poster Award. His poster was entitled “Color naming fluency does not explain color preferences when chroma is controlled.” Congratulations Chris!

Congrats to Katie Foley!

The Psychology Department at the University of Wisconsin – Madison honored Katie Foley with the 2017 Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award for her work in our lab. Congratulations Katie, we are so excited for you!

Welcome Chris Racey!

Chris RaceyThe Schloss Visual Perception and Cognition Lab welcomes our new Postdoc, Chris Racey! Prior to arriving at UW-Madison, Chris was a Post-doctoral Research Fellow working with Prof. Anna Franklin in the Sussex Colour Group (University of Sussex). Chris’s research focuses on color cognition and the neural representation of color. He investigates various aspects of color processing, including color preference, color naming, and low level visual representations, using behavioral, psychophysical and neuroimaging methods.