Doctoral student in Social Psychology


Jaelyn Peiso is a doctoral student in the Social Psychology program working with Steve Shevell.

Research Interests

Jae is excited to be working with Dr. Shevell to explore the nervous system's capacity to render an instantaneous representation of the visual world, resolving the inherent ambiguity and noise. Historically, scientists have studied grouping processes that enhance the similarity among percepts, effectively smoothing over physically present differences. Employing binocular rivalry and probability theory, they are investigating the flip-side perceptual-enhancement process, dissimilarity-enhancement. Enhancing the perceptual dissimilarity among the objects in view may contribute to our ability to act on the world around us. With expertise in implicit visual processing and implicit social biases, they look forward to asking questions to bridge the gap between low-level visual components of social perception.