I am a postdoctoral researcher in Gideon Caplovitz's Vision Lab at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). My main research interests are in perceptual organization, shape perception, and form-motion interactions. I am especially interested in how visual information is integrated across space and time. What counts as an object for the visual system? How do we integrate information about an object's shape when it arrives at our eyes piecemeal across space and time? Imagine seeing a squirrel run through the branches of a tree -- how do we perceive the intermittently visible squirrel-bits as a single unit when at any given moment we only see a tiny portion of the whole object? I investigate these questions using a wide variety of techniques, including psychophysics, computational modeling, and neuroimaging.
I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009 with a BA in Cognitive Science and Philosophy. While there, I worked with Benjamin Backus and in Michael J. Kahana's Computational Memory Lab. I did my graduate work at UCLA in Phil Kellman's lab. Since 2015, I have a postdoctoral scholar in Gideon Caplovitz's lab at UNR.
University of Nevada Reno
1664 North Virginia Street
Psychology Department Mailstop 0296
Reno, NV, 89557-0296
Email: gerlikhman (at) unr (dt) edu