I am the bald guy in the back. The great looking lady in the front is my wife, Linda. Over her right shoulder is our daughter Wendy. Over her left shoulder is our son, David.
I was born in 1933, in Berlin, Germany, arrived in the U.S. in 1937, grew up on Long Island, N.Y. and graduated Malverne Jr.Sr. High School in 1951. I started my undergraduate work that same year at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1952 I joined the U.S.A.F where I served as a control tower operator (mostly in the U.K.) until 1956 and returned to the U of P. In 1957 I transferred to Adelphi College (now a university) where I took my B.A. in 1960. After marrying Linda we drove to Los Angeles where I started my graduate studies at UCLA. I took my Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology in 1966, drove East to the University of Rochester where I did a two year postdoc, sponsored by the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness. My postdoc mentor was Robert M. Boynton which initiated a collaboration lasting almost 30 years and culminating in the co-authoring of Human Color Vision, Second Edition in 1996.
In 1968 we moved to Toronto, where I took a position as assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, York University, and rose through the ranks becoming a full professor in 1980. From 1979 to 1982 I served as the Department Chairman.
I have had the great fortune to conduct collaborative research in a number of laboratories which include- 1974: Gunter Wyszecki, National Research Council (Ottawa); 1975/76: John Lott Brown, Center for Visual Science, (University of Rochester); 1982/83: Bob Boynton, University of California, San Diego; 1984: Mitsuo Ikeda, Tokyo Institute of Technology; 1987/88: Barry Lee, Max Planck Institute (Goetingen, Germany) and 1991: Eberhart Zrenner University of Tuebingen, Germany.
In 1993 I retired from the payroll at York University, but continued my scholarly activities until my last postdoc returned to Japan in 1997 at which time I closed my lab and my office.
Presently, I continue working on The Joy of
Visual Perception: A Web Book, from my
office at home and occasionally, when requested, review books and articles for
various journals. I also did volunteer work for an organization called Community
Home Assistance To Seniors (CHATS). I am the webmaster for Apache Trailer Experts where
we park our Airstream travel trailer and Malverne High School, Class of '51. We use the trailer for extensive
journeys throughout North America (five so far) in addition to summer
vacations. The other activities that enjoyably take
up part of my time is
building furniture ,
stained glass work.
and woodturning. Curriculum Vitae
My personal website
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