Congrats to Shannon Sibrel!

The Psychology Department at the University of Wisconsin – Madison honored Shannon Sibrel with a 2018 Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award for her work in our lab. Congratulations, Shannon!

In the media: Communicating with color

Our recent study on communicating with color by Karen Schloss, Laurent Lessard, Charlotte Walmsley, and Katie Foley was featured in the news:

Interview with Karen Schloss on WISC-TV News 3
Article in the UW Madison News by Chris Barncard.


This study was published in Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications:
Schloss, K. B., Lessard, L., Walmsley, C. S., & Foley, K. (2018). Color inference in visual communication: The meaning of colors in recycling. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 3, 5, 1-17.  PDF



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!