Professor Bart Anderson

A19 - Griffith Taylor Building
The University of Sydney


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Research interests

I am a vision scientist currently residing in Sydney Australia studying a variety of problems in vision. The main focus of my research is on 'mid-level' vision, particularly issues of perceptual organization, segmentation, grouping, and the recovery of surface attributes (such as their color, material composition, shape, etc.).

Selected grants

2014

  • Contour synthesis: Psychophysics, theory, and levels of explanation; Anderson B, Verstraten F; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2013

  • The visual perception of 3D shape, surfaces and materials; Anderson B; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2010

  • The perception of surfaces and materials; Anderson B, Kim J, Fleming R; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2008

  • Image segmentation and the perception of light and color; Anderson B; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • DVC (Research) funding support of $100,000 to Prof. Barton Anderson.; Anderson B; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Newly Appointed Staff (NAS).

2005

  • The perception of recognition of surfaces and objects: Segmentation and completion; Anderson B; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Anderson, B. (2014). The perceptual organzation of depth, lightness, color, and opacity. In John S Werner, Leo M Chalupa (Eds.), The New Visual Neurosciences, (pp. 653-664). Cambridge: MIT Press.
  • Anderson, B. (2008). Transparency and Occlusion. In R H Masland, T Albright (Eds.), The Senses: A comprehensive Reference, Vol. 2, Vision II, (pp. 239-245). Oxford: Elsevier.
  • Fleming, R., Anderson, B. (2003). The Perceptual Organization of Depth. In Leo M. Chalupa, John S. Werner (Eds.), The Visual Neurosciences, (pp. 1284-1299). United States: The MIT Press.

Journals

  • Kim, J., Jeng, K., Anderson, B. (2014). Amodal completion is modulated by lightness similarity. Attention, Perception and Psychophysics, 76, 98-111. [More Information]
  • Schmid, A., Anderson, B. (2014). Do surface reflectance properties and 3-D mesostructure influence the perception of lightness? Journal of Vision, 14(8)(24), 1-24. [More Information]
  • Anderson, B., Whitbread, M., de Silva, C. (2014). Lightness, brightness, and anchoring. Journal of Vision, 14(9), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Kim, J., Marlow, P., Anderson, B. (2014). Texture-shading flow interactions and perceived reflectance. Journal of Vision, 14(7), 1-19. [More Information]
  • Anderson, B. (2013). Filling-in the gaps in models of completion. Cognitive Neuroscience, 4(1), 48-49. [More Information]
  • Marlow, P., Anderson, B. (2013). Generative constraints on image cues for perceived gloss. Journal of Vision, 13(14), 1-23. [More Information]
  • Anderson, B. (2012). Bird-Brained Illusionists. Science, 335(6066), 292-293. [More Information]
  • Kim, J., Marlow, P., Anderson, B. (2012). The dark side of gloss. Nature Neuroscience, 15(11), 1590-1595. [More Information]
  • Marlow, P., Kim, J., Anderson, B. (2012). The perception and misperception of specular surface reflectance. Current Biology, 22(20), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Anderson, B., Schmid, A. (2012). The role of amodal surface completion in stereoscopic transparency. Frontiers in Psychology, 3(SEP 2012), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Anderson, B., O'Vari, J., Barth, H. (2011). Non-Bayesian Contour Synthesis. Current Biology, 21, 492-496. [More Information]
  • Anderson, B. (2011). The myth of computational level theory and the vacuity of rational analysis. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 34, 189-190.
  • Kim, J., Marlow, P., Anderson, B. (2011). The perception of gloss depends on highlight congruence with surface shading. Journal of Vision, 11(9), 1-19. [More Information]
  • Marlow, P., Kim, J., Anderson, B. (2011). The role of brightness and orientation congruence in the perception of surface gloss. Journal of Vision, 11(9), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Anderson, B., Khang, B., Kim, J. (2011). Using color to understand perceived lightness. Journal of Vision, 11(13), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Anderson, B. (2011). Visual perception of materials and surfaces. Current Biology, 21(24), R978-R983. [More Information]
  • Kim, J., Anderson, B. (2010). Image statistics and the perception of surface gloss and lightness. Journal of Vision, 10(9), 1-17. [More Information]
  • Anderson, B., Khang, B. (2010). The role of scission in the perception of color and opacity. Journal of Vision, 10(5, Article 26), 1-16. [More Information]
  • Gillam, B., Anderson, B., Rizwi, F. (2009). Failure of facial configural cues to alter metric stereoscopic depth. Journal of Vision, 9(1), 1-5.
  • Anderson, B., Kim, J. (2009). Image statistics do not explain the perception of gloss and lightness. Journal of Vision, 9(11), 1-17.
  • Anderson, B. (2009). Revisiting the relationship between transparency, subjective contours, luminance, and color spreading. Perception, 38(6), 869-871.
  • Wollschlager, D., Anderson, B. (2009). The role of layered scene representations in color appearance. Current Biology, 19(5), 430-435. [More Information]
  • Anderson, B., Winawer, J. (2008). Layered image representations and the computation of surface lightness. Journal of Vision, 8(7 Article 18), 1-22.
  • Anderson, B., Singh, M., O'Vari, J. (2008). Natural Decompositions of Perceived Transparency: Reply to Albert (2008). Psychological Review, 115(4), 1144-1151.
  • Anderson, B., Singh, M., O'Vari, J. (2008). Postscript: Qualifying and quantifying constraints on perceived transparency. Psychological Review, 115(4), 1151-1153.
  • Anderson, B. (2007). Filling-In Models of Completion: Rejoinder to Kellman, Garrigan, Shipley, and Keane (2007) and Albert (2007). Psychological Review, 114(2), 509-525.
  • Anderson, B. (2007). Postscript: Filling-In Models of Completion. Psychological Review, 114(2), 525-527.
  • Anderson, B. (2007). The Demise of the Identity Hypothesis and the Insufficiency and Nonnecessity of Contour Relatability in Predicting Object Interpolation: Comment on Kellman, Garrigan, and Shipley (2005). Psychological Review, 114(2), 470-487.
  • Grove, P., Brooks, K., Anderson, B., Gilliam, B. (2006). Erratum to: Monocular Transparency and unpaired stereopsis. Vision Research, 46, 3042-3053.
  • Grove, P., Brooks, K., Anderson, B., Gillam, B. (2006). Monocular transparency and unpaired stereopsis. Vision Research, 46(10), 1695-1705. [More Information]
  • Singh, M., Anderson, B. (2006). Photometric determinants of perceived transparency. Vision Research, 46, 879-894.
  • Anderson, B., Singh, M., Meng, J. (2006). The perceived transmittance of inhomogeneous surfaces and media. Vision Research, 46(12), 1982-1995.
  • Anderson, B., Winawer, J. (2005). Image segmentation and lightness perception. Nature, 434, 79-83.
  • Anderson, B. (2003). Perceptual organization and White's illusion. Perception, 32, 269-284.
  • Anderson, B. (2003). The Role of Occlusion in the Perception of Depth, Lightness, and Opacity. Psychological Review, 110(4), 785-801.

2014

  • Kim, J., Jeng, K., Anderson, B. (2014). Amodal completion is modulated by lightness similarity. Attention, Perception and Psychophysics, 76, 98-111. [More Information]
  • Schmid, A., Anderson, B. (2014). Do surface reflectance properties and 3-D mesostructure influence the perception of lightness? Journal of Vision, 14(8)(24), 1-24. [More Information]
  • Anderson, B., Whitbread, M., de Silva, C. (2014). Lightness, brightness, and anchoring. Journal of Vision, 14(9), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Kim, J., Marlow, P., Anderson, B. (2014). Texture-shading flow interactions and perceived reflectance. Journal of Vision, 14(7), 1-19. [More Information]
  • Anderson, B. (2014). The perceptual organzation of depth, lightness, color, and opacity. In John S Werner, Leo M Chalupa (Eds.), The New Visual Neurosciences, (pp. 653-664). Cambridge: MIT Press.

2013

  • Anderson, B. (2013). Filling-in the gaps in models of completion. Cognitive Neuroscience, 4(1), 48-49. [More Information]
  • Marlow, P., Anderson, B. (2013). Generative constraints on image cues for perceived gloss. Journal of Vision, 13(14), 1-23. [More Information]

2012

  • Anderson, B. (2012). Bird-Brained Illusionists. Science, 335(6066), 292-293. [More Information]
  • Kim, J., Marlow, P., Anderson, B. (2012). The dark side of gloss. Nature Neuroscience, 15(11), 1590-1595. [More Information]
  • Marlow, P., Kim, J., Anderson, B. (2012). The perception and misperception of specular surface reflectance. Current Biology, 22(20), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Anderson, B., Schmid, A. (2012). The role of amodal surface completion in stereoscopic transparency. Frontiers in Psychology, 3(SEP 2012), 1-11. [More Information]

2011

  • Anderson, B., O'Vari, J., Barth, H. (2011). Non-Bayesian Contour Synthesis. Current Biology, 21, 492-496. [More Information]
  • Anderson, B. (2011). The myth of computational level theory and the vacuity of rational analysis. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 34, 189-190.
  • Kim, J., Marlow, P., Anderson, B. (2011). The perception of gloss depends on highlight congruence with surface shading. Journal of Vision, 11(9), 1-19. [More Information]
  • Marlow, P., Kim, J., Anderson, B. (2011). The role of brightness and orientation congruence in the perception of surface gloss. Journal of Vision, 11(9), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Anderson, B., Khang, B., Kim, J. (2011). Using color to understand perceived lightness. Journal of Vision, 11(13), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Anderson, B. (2011). Visual perception of materials and surfaces. Current Biology, 21(24), R978-R983. [More Information]

2010

  • Kim, J., Anderson, B. (2010). Image statistics and the perception of surface gloss and lightness. Journal of Vision, 10(9), 1-17. [More Information]
  • Anderson, B., Khang, B. (2010). The role of scission in the perception of color and opacity. Journal of Vision, 10(5, Article 26), 1-16. [More Information]

2009

  • Gillam, B., Anderson, B., Rizwi, F. (2009). Failure of facial configural cues to alter metric stereoscopic depth. Journal of Vision, 9(1), 1-5.
  • Anderson, B., Kim, J. (2009). Image statistics do not explain the perception of gloss and lightness. Journal of Vision, 9(11), 1-17.
  • Anderson, B. (2009). Revisiting the relationship between transparency, subjective contours, luminance, and color spreading. Perception, 38(6), 869-871.
  • Wollschlager, D., Anderson, B. (2009). The role of layered scene representations in color appearance. Current Biology, 19(5), 430-435. [More Information]

2008

  • Anderson, B., Winawer, J. (2008). Layered image representations and the computation of surface lightness. Journal of Vision, 8(7 Article 18), 1-22.
  • Anderson, B., Singh, M., O'Vari, J. (2008). Natural Decompositions of Perceived Transparency: Reply to Albert (2008). Psychological Review, 115(4), 1144-1151.
  • Anderson, B., Singh, M., O'Vari, J. (2008). Postscript: Qualifying and quantifying constraints on perceived transparency. Psychological Review, 115(4), 1151-1153.
  • Anderson, B. (2008). Transparency and Occlusion. In R H Masland, T Albright (Eds.), The Senses: A comprehensive Reference, Vol. 2, Vision II, (pp. 239-245). Oxford: Elsevier.

2007

  • Anderson, B. (2007). Filling-In Models of Completion: Rejoinder to Kellman, Garrigan, Shipley, and Keane (2007) and Albert (2007). Psychological Review, 114(2), 509-525.
  • Anderson, B. (2007). Postscript: Filling-In Models of Completion. Psychological Review, 114(2), 525-527.
  • Anderson, B. (2007). The Demise of the Identity Hypothesis and the Insufficiency and Nonnecessity of Contour Relatability in Predicting Object Interpolation: Comment on Kellman, Garrigan, and Shipley (2005). Psychological Review, 114(2), 470-487.

2006

  • Grove, P., Brooks, K., Anderson, B., Gilliam, B. (2006). Erratum to: Monocular Transparency and unpaired stereopsis. Vision Research, 46, 3042-3053.
  • Grove, P., Brooks, K., Anderson, B., Gillam, B. (2006). Monocular transparency and unpaired stereopsis. Vision Research, 46(10), 1695-1705. [More Information]
  • Singh, M., Anderson, B. (2006). Photometric determinants of perceived transparency. Vision Research, 46, 879-894.
  • Anderson, B., Singh, M., Meng, J. (2006). The perceived transmittance of inhomogeneous surfaces and media. Vision Research, 46(12), 1982-1995.

2005

  • Anderson, B., Winawer, J. (2005). Image segmentation and lightness perception. Nature, 434, 79-83.

2003

  • Anderson, B. (2003). Perceptual organization and White's illusion. Perception, 32, 269-284.
  • Fleming, R., Anderson, B. (2003). The Perceptual Organization of Depth. In Leo M. Chalupa, John S. Werner (Eds.), The Visual Neurosciences, (pp. 1284-1299). United States: The MIT Press.
  • Anderson, B. (2003). The Role of Occlusion in the Perception of Depth, Lightness, and Opacity. Psychological Review, 110(4), 785-801.

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