Robert Boynton

Dr. Boynton joined the faculty of the University of Rochester in 1952 as an Assistant Professor of Psychology. In 1963, Dr. Boynton founded the University of Rochester's Center for Visual Science (CVS), and served as director of CVS until 1971. He was well known for his research on the neurophysiological processes in the eye and brain that underlie vision. His book, "Human Color Vision" is a standard text studied by others in this area of science. He also published more than 1,500 pages in his more-than-40-year career. The CVS Boynton Colloquium Series, which features leading researchers across the interdisciplinary field of vision research, is named in his honor.

Upcoming Boynton Colloquia

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Past Boynton Colloquia


W. Martin Usrey

April 24, 2024

W. Martin Usrey, UC Davis

Feedforward and Feedback Interactions between Thalamus and Cortex for Vision

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Trent Watkins

April 10, 2024

Trent Watkins, UC San Francisco

The Double‚ÄźEdged Sword of Stress Signaling in Optic Axons

Kapil Bharti

March 13, 2024

Kapil Bharti, National Eye Institute

Translating RPE Biology into Disease Treatment Using iPS Cells

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Jess Cardin

January 31, 2024

Jess Cardin, Department of Neuroscience, Yale School of Medicine

Cortical network events underlying perceptual behavior

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Simon Kelly

May 17, 2023

Simon Kelly, University College Dublin

Insights into adaptive perceptual decision formation from human behavior, EEG, and cognitive modelling

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Sabine Kastner

May 3, 2023

Sabine Kastner, Princeton University

The Cognitive Visual Thalamus

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Bryan Jones

January 18, 2023

Bryan Jones, University of Utah

Retinal Connectomics and Pathoconnectomics

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Carlos Ponce

December 14, 2022

Carlos Ponce, Harvard Medical School

Tuning landscapes of the primate ventral stream

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Jennifer Bizley profile

April 27, 2022

Jennifer Bizley, University College London

How do audiovisual interactions shape sound processing in auditory cortex?

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