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Rowan Candy

Associate Professor Optometry
Departmental Liason to Cognitive Science Optometry
Phone: (812) 855-9340

See also: Professor Candy's homepage


  • Ph.D., Vision Science, University of California Berkeley, 1997

Professional Experience

  • Research Associate, The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute 1997-2000

Research Interests

Development of the visual system and visual function

The development of visual function and the visual system in human infants. Neonates see poorly and undergo significant visual development over the first months after birth. Two particular goals are to understand the limits imposed on neonatal performance by specific structural immaturities in visual processing and the role of activity-dependent neural development in visual maturation.

Dissertation Committee Service

Bold student names indicate a cognitive science standalone student.

Author Dissertation Title Committee
Anderson, JosephWalking to Reach: Binocular Disparity Matching and The Tau Hypothesis (January 2009)Bingham, G. (Co-Chair), Busey, T., Yu, C. (Co-Chair), Candy, R.
Wild, Heather Applying Signal Detection Theory to Evoked Response Potentials For Understanding Mechanisms of Bias and Sensitivity in Face Detection Tasks (September 2006)Busey, T. (Co-Chair), Candy, R., Gold, J., Townsend, J. (Co-Chair)