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The Center for Vision Research, part of Brown University's interdisciplinary Institute

for Brain Science, promotes and facilitates research on biological vision,

computational aspects of machine vision, visual disorders, and the brain

mechanisms underlying vision. The CVR provides in-depth training in vision

research to postdoctoral fellows, medical residents, graduate students, and

undergraduates, and serves as a unifying organization spanning traditional

departments, as well helping to bridge the gap between basic research and clinical


Vision Research at Brown includes over 40 faculty from 10 departments. What sets

the Brown vision community apart is the unusually strong interactions between

departments, and especially between faculty members in more quantitative

disciplines (e.g. applied math, computer science, engineering, physics) and faculty

in more biological or behavior-oriented disciplines (e.g. cognitive science,

neuroscience, psychology).  Our goal is to nurture multidisciplinary and translational

research. Examples include theoretical studies of vision and visual plasticity in

concert with experimental tests; biologically-inspired vision models implemented in

artificial systems; and models of visual-cortical processing to address "high-level"

visual deficits in developmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The Center for Vision Research in concert with the Institute for Brain Science

supports the research of undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral

fellows through fellowships and a training grant.

The research environment is enhanced by a CVR colloquium series, in addition to

department-based seminars, that brings prominent vision researchers from diverse

disciplines to Brown.


Contact us:

Center for Vision Research

Brown Institute for Brain Science

Box 1953, Providence RI 02912

TEL: 401.863.1329

FAX: 401.863.6481


Michael A. Paradiso

CVR Director

Tracey J. Maroni

CVR Administrator

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Center for Vision Research

Brown Institute for Brain Science

CVR offices are located the historical 1861

Amos Beckwith House at 2 Stimson Avenue

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