Alan Chun-Nang WONG
We study the effects of experience on perception, and the importance of perception in our experience.We ask questions like: Does expert perception of different objects such as faces, words, musical notation, etc., involve one general ability or multiple types of skills? What does perceptual expertise say about the division of labor in our visual object recognition system? Do visual skills contribute to efficient reading, music sight-reading, and performance in other real-life settings? Can we improve our perception even in domains where learning seems impossible (e.g., absolute pitch)? We are also exploring the contributing factors to efficient human multi-tasking.