- Busch - Campus Dean
- Director - Laboratory of Vision Research, Rutgers University
- Full member - Graduate Program in Psychology, Rutgers University
- Full member - Graduate Program in Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Rutgers University
- Member of Executive Council - Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science
- Fellow AIMBE - AIMBE
- Senior IEEE member - IEEE
My laboratory investigates vision and the brain. Studies mainly involve psychophysical experiments with human observers. Current projects include the role of cognitive mechanisms in the recovery of three-dimensional shape from monocular or binocular 2-D retinal projections, diagnostic and assessment tools based on perceptual differences between schizophrenia patients and controls, and the development of biologically relevant computational models of human brain function.
- Re-published Bela Julesz’s classic Foundations of Cyclopean Perception, MIT Press, May 2006, with Prof. F. Phillips (Skidmore). The book was out of print, and it was a high demand, with used copies going for up to $400. The book was included in the top 100 most influential books in Cognitive Science in the 20th century in a recent poll of the University of Minnesota Center for Cognitive Sciences. As a reviewer put it, “There is no book quite like it. I'd put it in the same general category as Helmholtz's book of optics.”
- Papathomas, T.V., Editor-in-chief, Early Vision and Beyond, (associate editors: C. Chubb, A. Gorea, E. Kowler), MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1995. The volume received favorable reviews in 6 journals, including a very strong review in Science. [ View webpage ]
- Papathomas, T.V. and Bod, M.L. Solution manual for J. Millman's Microelectronics: Digital and analog circuits and systems, McGraw-Hill, New York, 190 pages, 1979.
- Nguyen, J., Papathomas, T. V., Ravaliya, J. H., Torres, E. B. Methods to Explore the Influence of Top-down Visual Processes on Motor Behavior. J. Vis. Exp. (), e51422, doi:10.3791/51422 (2014).
- Dobias JJ & Papathomas TV (2013) "Recovering 3-D shape: Roles of absolute and relative disparity, retinal size, and viewing distance as studied with reverse-perspective stimuli," Perception, 42(4):430-446.
- Silverstein SM, Keane BP, Wang Y, Mikkilineni D, Paterno D, Papathomas TV, Keith Feigenson K (2013) "Effects of Short-Term Inpatient Treatment on Sensitivity to a Size Contrast Illusion in First-Episode Psychosis and Multiple-Episode Schizophrenia", Frontiers in Psychopathology, 4:466, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00466. eCollection 2013.
- Keane B. P., Silverstein, S. M., Wang, Y., Papathomas T. V., (2013) "Reduced depth inversion illusions in schizophrenia are state-specific and occur for multiple object types and viewing conditions," Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 122(2), 506-512.
- Keane BP, Lu H, Papathomas TV, Silverstein SM, Kellman PJ (2013) Reinterpreting Behavioral Receptive Fields: Lightness Induction Alters Visually Completed Shape. PLoS ONE 8(6): e62505. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0062505
- Keane B. P., Kellman P. J., Lu H., & Papathomas T. V., & Silverstein, S. M. "Is interpolation cognitively encapsulated? Measuring the effects of belief on Kanizsa shape discrimination and illusory contour formation," Cognition 2012, 123, 404-418.
- Papathomas T V, de Heer M, Zhuang X, Grace T, Bunkin R, 2012, "'Exorcist illusion': Twisting necks in the hollow-face and hollow-torso illusions" i-Perception 3(10) 778-782.
- Papathomas. T. V., Baker, N., Yeshua, A. S., Zhuang, X., Ng, A. (2012). The ingenious Mr. Hughes: Combining forced, flat and reverse perspective all in one art piece to pit objects against surfaces. i-Perception 3(3), 182-185.