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.).

Current research students

Project title Research student
Perception of 3D shape, material, and image focus from shading gradients Scott William Joseph MOONEY

Selected grants

2016

  • The perception of three-dimensional shape, material, and illumination; Anderson B; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

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

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

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. (2015). The perceptual representation of transparency, lightness, and gloss. In Johan Wagemans (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Perceptual Organization, (pp. 1-16). Oxford: Oxford University Press. [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.
  • 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

  • Marlow, P., Anderson, B. (2016). Motion and texture shape cues modulate perceived material properties. Journal of Vision, 16(1), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Anderson, B. (2015). Bart Anderson. Current Biology, 25(15), R640-R642. [More Information]
  • Anderson, B. (2015). Can Computational Goals Inform Theories of Vision? Topics in Cognitive Science, 7(2), 274-286. [More Information]
  • Marlow, P., Todorovic, D., Anderson, B. (2015). Coupled computations of three-dimensional shape and material. Current Biology, 25(6), R221-R222. [More Information]
  • Marlow, P., Anderson, B. (2015). Material properties derived from three-dimensional shape representations. Vision Research, 115, 199-208. [More Information]
  • Ratnasingam, S., Anderson, B. (2015). The role of chromatic variance in modulating color appearance. Journal of Vision, 15(5), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Anderson, B. (2015). Where does fitness fit in theories of perception? Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 22, 1507-1511. [More Information]
  • Kim, J., Jeng, K., Anderson, B. (2014). Amodal completion is modulated by lightness similarity. Attention, Perception and Psychophysics, 76(1), 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]
  • Mooney, S., Anderson, B. (2014). Specular image structure modulates the perception of three-dimensional shape. Current Biology, 24, 2737-2742. [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), 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. [More Information]
  • Anderson, B., Kim, J. (2009). Image statistics do not explain the perception of gloss and lightness. Journal of Vision, 9(11), 1-17. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Anderson, B., Singh, M., O'Vari, J. (2008). Natural Decompositions of Perceived Transparency: Reply to Albert (2008). Psychological Review, 115(4), 1144-1151. [More Information]
  • 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.

2016

  • Marlow, P., Anderson, B. (2016). Motion and texture shape cues modulate perceived material properties. Journal of Vision, 16(1), 1-14. [More Information]

2015

  • Anderson, B. (2015). Bart Anderson. Current Biology, 25(15), R640-R642. [More Information]
  • Anderson, B. (2015). Can Computational Goals Inform Theories of Vision? Topics in Cognitive Science, 7(2), 274-286. [More Information]
  • Marlow, P., Todorovic, D., Anderson, B. (2015). Coupled computations of three-dimensional shape and material. Current Biology, 25(6), R221-R222. [More Information]
  • Marlow, P., Anderson, B. (2015). Material properties derived from three-dimensional shape representations. Vision Research, 115, 199-208. [More Information]
  • Anderson, B. (2015). The perceptual representation of transparency, lightness, and gloss. In Johan Wagemans (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Perceptual Organization, (pp. 1-16). Oxford: Oxford University Press. [More Information]
  • Ratnasingam, S., Anderson, B. (2015). The role of chromatic variance in modulating color appearance. Journal of Vision, 15(5), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Anderson, B. (2015). Where does fitness fit in theories of perception? Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 22, 1507-1511. [More Information]

2014

  • Kim, J., Jeng, K., Anderson, B. (2014). Amodal completion is modulated by lightness similarity. Attention, Perception and Psychophysics, 76(1), 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]
  • Mooney, S., Anderson, B. (2014). Specular image structure modulates the perception of three-dimensional shape. Current Biology, 24, 2737-2742. [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), 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. [More Information]
  • Anderson, B., Kim, J. (2009). Image statistics do not explain the perception of gloss and lightness. Journal of Vision, 9(11), 1-17. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • Anderson, B., Singh, M., O'Vari, J. (2008). Natural Decompositions of Perceived Transparency: Reply to Albert (2008). Psychological Review, 115(4), 1144-1151. [More Information]
  • 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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