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 grouping and organization and global form perception. Specifically, I am interested in how visual information can be integration across space and time into perceptual units. What makes a bunch of spatially and temporally separate elements into an object? How do we put partially visible fragments together? What is an object? I investigate these issues with both psycophysical and neuroimaging techniques. Take a look at the demos page to see some examples!
I was born in Moscow, Russia, but moved to the US at a young age and grew up in Northern California. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009 with a BA in Cognitive Science and Philosophy where I worked in Michael J. Kahana's Computational Memory Lab.
I completed my PhD at UCLA in 2014 in Phil Kellman's lab. My dissertation topic was on spatiotemporal integration of shape information -- the construction of shape representations across space and time.
University of Nevada Reno
1664 North Virginia Street
Psychology Department Mailstop 0296
Reno, NV, 89557-0296
Email: gerlikhman (at) unr (dt) edu