Shevell to receive Verriest Medal for contributions to color vision research
The International Colour Vision Society has announced that it will present its 2011 Verriest Medal to Steven K. Shevell, the Eliakim Hastings Moore Distinguished Service Professor in Psychology.
This award, which honors outstanding contributions in the field of color vision, will be presented in July at the 21st Biennial ICVS Symposium in Kongsberg, Norway. It was established in 1991 in memory of the founding member of the society, Guy Verriest.
For more than 35 years, Shevell has contributed to the vision and particularly the color vision community in breaking new ground in research, training new researchers and providing service to the community, the ICVS noted in making the announcement.
“In his experimental work, he has carefully integrated theoretical and experimental approaches in studies of how early mechanisms and context influence color perception,” the award announcement read. “He has artfully exploited the technique of hue cancellation to study adaptive processes, spatio–temporal constraints, memory and binocular integration in color perception.”
Shevell also has appointments in Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Surgery, and the Committee on Computational Neuroscience. He is the immediate–past chair of the Integrative Neuroscience Graduate Program at the University.
In addition, he has served, over the years, on editorial boards of leading journals, review panels of leading granting agencies and on the boards of major research societies. He is currently a member of the Directors’ Board of the ICVS.
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