Hey, I'm Isabel Irawan. I'm a junior studying neuroscience with a minor in computer science. In Spring 2015, I joined the Image Understanding Lab and have since been studying the way the mind processes information.
The visual system is extremely proficient at recognizing objects on the basis of shape despite the challenges introduced when viewing an object at an orientation in depth that differs from the pose in which it was initially viewed. A line drawing presented for less than 100ms can be recognized with high speed and accuracy, even when irrelevant contours are superimposed over the objects. My research investigates this ability and how seemingly irrelevant noise may affect the speed and accuracy of object recognition.
Honors and Awards
- Irawan, I., Margalit, E., Herald, S.B., & Biederman, I. (2016). Vertices are Effective in Perceptual Grouping (and Ungrouping). To be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Petersburg Beach, FL. May.
University of Southern California
Image Understanding Lab HNB 316
3641 Watt Way
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2520
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