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University of Chicago
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Chicago, IL 60637

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Office: BPSB 129 (940 E. 57th Street)
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Steven K. Shevell


Steven Shevell is the Eliakam Hastings Moore Distinguished Service Professor of Psychology and Ophthalmology & Visual Science, and a faculty member in the graduate program in Computational Neuroscience. He received an undergraduate degree in psychology and an M.S. in engineering from Stanford University; and an M.A. in statistics and Ph.D. in mathematical psychology from the University of Michigan. He is chair of the Psychology Department’s graduate program in Integrative Neuroscience.

He is the founding associate editor of the Journal of Vision, former senior editor of Vision Research, the editor of the Optical Society of America's most recent edition of The Science of Color, and immediate past-president of the  Vision Sciences Society.

Research Interests

  • Human vision (especially color vision)
  • Mathematical psychology

Recent Publications

Hong S. W. and Shevell S. K. (2008) The influence of chromatic context on binocular color rivalry: Preception and neural representation.
Vision Research, 48, 1074-1083.

Shevell S. K., St. Clair R. and Hong S. W.(2008) Misbinding of color to form in afterimages.
Visual Neurosciences, 25, 355-360.

Shevell S. K. and Kingdom F. A. A. (2008)  Color in complex scenes. 
Annual Review of Psychology, 59, 143-166.

Sun Y. and Shevell S. K. (2008)  Rayleigh matches in carriers of inherited color vision defects: the contribution from the third L/M photopigment.
Visual Neuroscience, 25, 455-462.

Monnier P. and Shevell S. K. (2008)  Induction from a below-threshold chromatic pattern.
Journal of Vision, 8, 1-7.

Shevell S. K., Sun Y. and Neitz M. (2008)  Protanomaly-without-darkened red is deuteranopia with rods.
Vision Research, 48, in press.


  • Mind (undergraduate)
  • Color Vision (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Sensation and Perception (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Experimental Design I & II (graduate)


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