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Cormack, Lawrence

Lawrence K Cormack

Department of Psychology


Phone: 512-471-5380

Office Location
SEA 4.228

Postal Address
AUSTIN, TX 78712

Larry Cormack is a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Texas at Austin, and is an active member of the Center for Perceptual Systems.  He received his B.S. with Highest Honors in Psychology from the University of Florida in 1986 and his Ph.D. in Physiological Optics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1992.

Dr. Cormack’s primary research interest is how the brain processes the motion of objects through the 3D environment. This topic is of interest because it is of utmost behavioral importance, it is not well understood, and yet it is a synthesis of two topics that are reasonably well understood (the binocular perception of depth, and the perception of 2D motion). Dr. Cormack is also interested in natural scene statistics and their relation to the evolution of the visual system, particularly with regard to depth and motion processing. 

Dr. Cormack teaches mostly graduate statistics.

Katz, L.N., Hennig, J., Cormack, L.K., & Huk, A.C. (2015). A distinct mechanism of temporal integration for motion through depth. Journal of Neuroscience, 35(28): 10212-10216.

Bonnen, KL, Burge, JD, Yates, JL, Pillow, JW & Cormack, LK. (2015) Continuous Psychophysics: Target-tracking to Measure Visual Sensitivity.  Journal of Vision, 15(3).  Get it!

C.-C. Su., L.K. Cormack, & A.C. Bovik. (2015) Oriented Correlation Models of Distorted Natural Images with Application to Natural Stereopair Quality Evaluation. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 22(1).

Czuba, T. B., Huk, A. C., Cormack, L. K. & Cohn, A. (2014) Area MT encodes three-dimensional motion.  The Journal of Neuroscience.  34(47): 15522-15533; doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1081-14.2014

L. K. Choi, A. C. Bovik, and L. K. Cormack (2014)  "Spatiotemporal flicker detector model of motion silencing," Perception , vol. 43, pp. 1286-1302.

C.-C. Su., L.K. Cormack, & A.C. Bovik. (2014) Bivariaate statistical modeling of color and range in natural scenes. Proc. SPIE. 9014, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging XIX  doi:10.1117/12.2036505

Chen, M., Cormack L. & Bovik, A. (2014) Distortion conspicuity on stereoscopically viewed 3D images may correlate to scene content and distortion type. Journal of the Society for Information Display. 21(11)  DOI: 10.1002/jsid.198

C.-C. Su., L.K. Cormack, & A.C. Bovik. (2014) Closed-Form Correlation Model of Oriented Bandpass Natural Images. IEEE Signal Processing Letters (22)1. doi: 10.1109/LSP.2014.2345765