Steven K. Shevell

Research Summary
Steven Shevell is the Eliakam Hastings Moore Distinguished Service Professor of Psychology and Ophthalmology & Visual Science, and a faculty member in the graduate program in Computational Neuroscience. He received an undergraduate degree in psychology and an M.S. in engineering from Stanford University; and an M.A. in statistics and Ph.D. in mathematical psychology from the University of Michigan. He is chair of the Psychology Department’s graduate program in Integrative Neuroscience. He is the founding associate editor of the Journal of Vision, former senior editor of Vision Research, the editor of the Optical Society of America's most recent edition of The Science of Color, and immediate past-president of the Vision Sciences Society.
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  1. Shevell SK. Ambiguous chromatic neural representations: Perceptual resolution by grouping. Curr Opin Behav Sci. 2019 Dec; 30:194-202. View in: PubMed

  2. Zhang B, Slezak E, Wang W, Shevell SK. Binocularly-driven competing neural responses and the perceptual resolution of color. J Vis. 2021 09 01; 21(10):15. View in: PubMed

  3. Sutterer DW, Coia AJ, Sun V, Shevell SK, Awh E. Decoding chromaticity and luminance from patterns of EEG activity. Psychophysiology. 2021 04; 58(4):e13779. View in: PubMed

  4. Kim I, Hong SW, Shevell SK, Shim WM. Neural representations of perceptual color experience in the human ventral visual pathway. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 06 09; 117(23):13145-13150. View in: PubMed

  5. Peiso JR, Shevell SK. Seeing fruit on trees: enhanced perceptual dissimilarity from multiple ambiguous neural representations. J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis. 2020 Apr 01; 37(4):A255-A261. View in: PubMed

  6. Slezak E, Shevell SK. Grouping ambiguous neural representations: neither identical chromaticity (the stimulus) nor color (the percept) is necessary. J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis. 2020 Apr 01; 37(4):A97-A104. View in: PubMed

  7. Lange R, Shevell SK. Does feature integration affect resolution of multiple simultaneous forms of ambiguity? J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis. 2020 Apr 01; 37(4):A105-A113. View in: PubMed

  8. Slezak E, Coia AJ, Shevell SK. Perceptual resolution of ambiguous neural representations for form and chromaticity. J Vis. 2019 11 01; 19(13):5. View in: PubMed

  9. Coia AJ, Shevell SK. Chromatic induction in space and time. J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis. 2018 Apr 01; 35(4):B223-B230. View in: PubMed

  10. Slezak E, Shevell SK. Perceptual resolution of color for multiple chromatically ambiguous objects. J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis. 2018 Apr 01; 35(4):B85-B91. View in: PubMed

  11. Elliott SL, Shevell SK. Illusory edges comingle with real edges in the neural representation of objects. Vision Res. 2018 03; 144:47-51. View in: PubMed

  12. Shevell SK, Martin PR. Color opponency: tutorial. J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis. 2017 Jul 01; 34(7):1099-1108. View in: PubMed

  13. Christiansen JH, D'Antona AD, Shevell SK. Chromatic interocular-switch rivalry. J Vis. 2017 05 01; 17(5):9. View in: PubMed

  14. Del Viva MM, Punzi G, Shevell SK. Chromatic Information and Feature Detection in Fast Visual Analysis. PLoS One. 2016; 11(8):e0159898. View in: PubMed

  15. Shevell SK, Wang W. Color-motion feature-binding errors are mediated by a higher-order chromatic representation. J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis. 2016 Mar; 33(3):A85-92. View in: PubMed

  16. Zhuang X, Shevell SK. Monocular and binocular mechanisms mediating flicker adaptation. Vision Res. 2015 Dec; 117:41-8. View in: PubMed

  17. Stepien NN, Shevell SK. The role of color in motion feature-binding errors. J Vis. 2015; 15(13):8. View in: PubMed

  18. D'Antona AD, Christiansen JH, Shevell SK. Separating monocular and binocular neural mechanisms mediating chromatic contextual interactions. J Vis. 2014 Apr 17; 14(4). View in: PubMed

  19. Wang W, Shevell SK. Do S cones contribute to color-motion feature binding? J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis. 2014 Apr 01; 31(4):A60-4. View in: PubMed

  20. Elliott SL, Shevell SK. Perceived segmentation of center from surround by only illusory contours causes chromatic lateral inhibition. Vision Res. 2013 Jun 28; 86:66-70. View in: PubMed

  21. Allen EC, Beilock SL, Shevell SK. Individual differences in simultaneous color constancy are related to working memory. J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis. 2012 Feb 01; 29(2):A52-9. View in: PubMed

  22. Shevell SK. The Verriest Lecture: color lessons from space, time and motion. J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis. 2012 Feb 01; 29(2):A337-45. View in: PubMed

  23. Kang P, Shevell SK. Feature binding of a continuously changing object. J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis. 2012 Feb 01; 29(2):A128-32. View in: PubMed

  24. Autrusseau F, Thibos L, Shevell SK. Chromatic and wavefront aberrations: L-, M- and S-cone stimulation with typical and extreme retinal image quality. Vision Res. 2011 Nov; 51(21-22):2282-94. View in: PubMed

  25. Shevell S, Hood D, Martin P, Morrone C, Levi D. 50th anniversary special issue of Vision Research--volume 2. Vision Res. 2011 Jul 01; 51(13):1377-8. View in: PubMed

  26. D'Antona AD, Kremers J, Shevell SK. Changes in perceived temporal variation due to context: contributions from two distinct neural mechanisms. Vision Res. 2011 Aug 15; 51(16):1853-60. View in: PubMed

  27. Shevell S, Hood D, Martin P, Moronne C, Levi D. 50th Anniversary special issue of vision research. Vision Res. 2011 Apr 13; 51(7):601-2. View in: PubMed

  28. Allen EC, Beilock SL, Shevell SK. Working memory is related to perceptual processing: a case from color perception. J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn. 2011 Jul; 37(4):1014-21. View in: PubMed

  29. Feitosa-Santana C, D'Antona AD, Shevell SK. What kinds of contours bound the reach of filled-in color? J Vis. 2011 Feb 02; 11(2). View in: PubMed

  30. Kang P, Shevell S. Multistable binocular feature-integrated percepts are frozen by intermittent presentation. J Vis. 2011 Jan 05; 11(1):5. View in: PubMed

  31. Belmore SC, Shevell SK. Very-long-term and short-term chromatic adaptation: are their influences cumulative? Vision Res. 2011 Feb 09; 51(3):362-6. View in: PubMed

  32. D'Antona AD, Shevell SK. Induced temporal variation at frequencies not in the stimulus: evidence for a neural nonlinearity. J Vis. 2009 Mar 17; 9(3):12.1-11. View in: PubMed

  33. Christiansen JH, D'Antona AD, Shevell SK. The neural pathways mediating color shifts induced by temporally varying light. J Vis. 2009 May 28; 9(5):26.1-10. View in: PubMed

  34. Hong SW, Shevell SK. Color-binding errors during rivalrous suppression of form. Psychol Sci. 2009 Sep; 20(9):1084-91. View in: PubMed

  35. Monnier P, Shevell SK. Induction from a below-threshold chromatic pattern. J Vis. 2008 Sep 23; 8(12):7.1-7. View in: PubMed

  36. Kang P, Shevell SK. The role of luminance edges in misbinding of color to form. Vision Res. 2008 Nov; 48(25):2495-500. View in: PubMed

  37. Sun Y, Shevell SK. Rayleigh matches in carriers of inherited color vision defects: the contribution from the third L/M photopigment. Vis Neurosci. 2008 May-Jun; 25(3):455-62. View in: PubMed

  38. Belmore SC, Shevell SK. Very-long-term chromatic adaptation: test of gain theory and a new method. Vis Neurosci. 2008 May-Jun; 25(3):411-4. View in: PubMed

  39. Shevell SK, Sun Y, Neitz M. Protanomaly without darkened red is deuteranopia with rods. Vision Res. 2008 Nov; 48(26):2599-603. View in: PubMed

  40. Hong SW, Shevell SK. The influence of chromatic context on binocular color rivalry: perception and neural representation. Vision Res. 2008 Mar; 48(8):1074-83. View in: PubMed

  41. Hong SW, Shevell SK. Binocular rivalry between identical retinal stimuli with an induced color difference. Vis Neurosci. 2008 May-Jun; 25(3):361-4. View in: PubMed

  42. Shevell SK, St Clair R, Hong SW. Misbinding of color to form in afterimages. Vis Neurosci. 2008 May-Jun; 25(3):355-60. View in: PubMed

  43. Shevell SK, Kingdom FA. Color in complex scenes. Annu Rev Psychol. 2008; 59:143-66. View in: PubMed

  44. Shevell SK, Monnier P. Color shifts induced by S-cone patterns are mediated by a neural representation driven by multiple cone types. Vis Neurosci. 2006 May-Aug; 23(3-4):567-71. View in: PubMed

  45. Hong SW, Shevell SK. Resolution of binocular rivalry: Perceptual misbinding of color. Vis Neurosci. 2006 May-Aug; 23(3-4):561-6. View in: PubMed

  46. D'Antona AD, Shevell SK. Induced steady color shifts from temporally varying surrounds. Vis Neurosci. 2006 May-Aug; 23(3-4):483-7. View in: PubMed

  47. Autrusseau F, Shevell SK. Temporal nulling of induction from spatial patterns modulated in time. Vis Neurosci. 2006 May-Aug; 23(3-4):479-82. View in: PubMed

  48. Shevell SK, Cao D. Chromatic assimilation measured by temporal nulling. Vision Res. 2006 Jan; 46(1-2):106-16. View in: PubMed

  49. Shevell SK, Monnier P. Color shifts from S-cone patterned backgrounds: contrast sensitivity and spatial frequency selectivity. Vision Res. 2005 Apr; 45(9):1147-54. View in: PubMed

  50. Cao D, Shevell SK. Chromatic assimilation: spread light or neural mechanism? Vision Res. 2005 Apr; 45(8):1031-45. View in: PubMed

  51. Xian SX, Shevell SK. Changes in color appearance caused by perceptual grouping. Vis Neurosci. 2004 May-Jun; 21(3):383-8. View in: PubMed

  52. Shevell SK, Cao D. Chromatic assimilation unaffected by perceived depth of inducing light. Vis Neurosci. 2004 May-Jun; 21(3):373-6. View in: PubMed

  53. Hong SW, Shevell SK. Brightness induction: unequal spatial integration with increments and decrements. Vis Neurosci. 2004 May-Jun; 21(3):353-7. View in: PubMed

  54. Monnier P, Shevell SK. Influence of motion on chromatic detection. Vis Neurosci. 2004 May-Jun; 21(3):327-30. View in: PubMed

  55. Monnier P, Shevell SK. Chromatic induction from S-cone patterns. Vision Res. 2004 Apr; 44(9):849-56. View in: PubMed

  56. Wook Hong S, Shevell SK. Brightness contrast and assimilation from patterned inducing backgrounds. Vision Res. 2004 Jan; 44(1):35-43. View in: PubMed

  57. Yang JN, Shevell SK. Surface color perception under two illuminants: the second illuminant reduces color constancy. J Vis. 2003; 3(5):369-79. View in: PubMed

  58. Monnier P, Shevell SK. Large shifts in color appearance from patterned chromatic backgrounds. Nat Neurosci. 2003 Aug; 6(8):801-2. View in: PubMed

  59. Yang JN, Shevell SK. Stereo disparity improves color constancy. Vision Res. 2002 Jul; 42(16):1979-89. View in: PubMed

  60. Knoblauch K, Shevell SK. Relating cone signals to color appearance: failure of monotonicity in yellow/blue. Vis Neurosci. 2001 Nov-Dec; 18(6):901-6. View in: PubMed

  61. Schirillo JA, Shevell SK. Articulation: brightness, apparent illumination, and contrast ratios. Perception. 2002; 31(2):161-9. View in: PubMed

  62. Barnes CS, Shevell SK. Simultaneous S-cone contrast. Vision Res. 2002 Jan; 42(1):75-88. View in: PubMed

  63. Shevell SK, Wei J. A central mechanism of chromatic contrast. Vision Res. 2000; 40(23):3173-80. View in: PubMed

  64. Barnes CS, Wei J, Shevell SK. Chromatic induction with remote chromatic contrast varied in magnitude, spatial frequency, and chromaticity. Vision Res. 1999 Oct; 39(21):3561-74. View in: PubMed

  65. Schirillo JA, Shevell SK. Role of perceptual organization in chromatic induction. J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis. 2000 Feb; 17(2):244-54. View in: PubMed

  66. Neitz J, Neitz M, He JC, Shevell SK. Trichromatic color vision with only two spectrally distinct photopigments. Nat Neurosci. 1999 Oct; 2(10):884-8. View in: PubMed

  67. Shevell SK, He JC, Kainz P, Neitz J, Neitz M. Relating color discrimination to photopigment genes in deutan observers. Vision Res. 1998 Nov; 38(21):3371-6. View in: PubMed

  68. Shevell SK, Wei J. Chromatic induction: border contrast or adaptation to surrounding light? Vision Res. 1998 Jun; 38(11):1561-6. View in: PubMed

  69. Kurbat MA, Shevell SK, Rips LJ. A year's memories: the calendar effect in autobiographical recall. Mem Cognit. 1998 May; 26(3):532-52. View in: PubMed

  70. Schirillo JA, Shevell SK. An account of brightness in complex scenes based on inferred illumination. Perception. 1997; 26(4):507-18. View in: PubMed

  71. Shevell SK, He JC. The visual photopigments of simple deuteranomalous trichromats inferred from color matching. Vision Res. 1997 May; 37(9):1115-27. View in: PubMed

  72. Jin EW, Shevell SK. Color memory and color constancy. J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis. 1996 Oct; 13(10):1981-91. View in: PubMed

  73. Schirillo JA, Shevell SK. Brightness contrast from inhomogeneous surrounds. Vision Res. 1996 Jun; 36(12):1783-96. View in: PubMed

  74. Shevell SK, Miller PR. Color perception with test and adapting lights perceived in different depth planes. Vision Res. 1996 Apr; 36(7):949-54. View in: PubMed

  75. Schirillo JA, Shevell SK. Lightness and brightness judgments of coplanar retinally noncontiguous surfaces. J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis. 1993 Dec; 10(12):2442-52. View in: PubMed

  76. Sanocki E, Shevell SK, Winderickx J. Serine/alanine amino acid polymorphism of the L-cone photopigment assessed by dual Rayleigh-type color matches. Vision Res. 1994 Feb; 34(3):377-82. View in: PubMed

  77. He JC, Shevell SK. Individual differences in cone photopigments of normal trichromats measured by dual Rayleigh-type color matches. Vision Res. 1994 Feb; 34(3):367-76. View in: PubMed

  78. Wesner MF, Shevell SK. Color perception within a chromatic context: the effect of short-wavelength light on color appearance. Vision Res. 1994 Feb; 34(3):359-65. View in: PubMed

  79. Wei J, Shevell SK. Color appearance under chromatic adaptation varied along theoretically significant axes in color space. J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis. 1995 Jan; 12(1):36-46. View in: PubMed

  80. Jenness JW, Shevell SK. Color appearance with sparse chromatic context. Vision Res. 1995 Mar; 35(6):797-805. View in: PubMed

  81. He JC, Shevell SK. Variation in color matching and discrimination among deuteranomalous trichromats: theoretical implications of small differences in photopigments. Vision Res. 1995 Sep; 35(18):2579-88. View in: PubMed

  82. Shevell SK. Unambiguous evidence for the additive effect in chromatic adaptation. Vision Res. 1980; 20(7):637-9. View in: PubMed

  83. Shevell SK. Color perception under chromatic adaptation: equilibrium yellow and long-wavelength adaptation. Vision Res. 1982; 22(2):279-92. View in: PubMed

  84. Shevell SK, Nick J, Larimer J. Color perception under chromatic adaptation: "supersensitivity" with dim backgrounds. Vision Res. 1984; 24(5):491-5. View in: PubMed

  85. Shevell SK, Humanski RA. Color perception under contralateral and binocularly fused chromatic adaption. Vision Res. 1984; 24(9):1011-9. View in: PubMed

  86. Pedelty L, Levine SC, Shevell SK. Developmental changes in face processing: results from multidimensional scaling. J Exp Child Psychol. 1985 Jun; 39(3):421-36. View in: PubMed

  87. Humanski RA, Shevell SK. Color perception with binocularly fused adapting fields of different wavelengths. Vision Res. 1985; 25(12):1923-35. View in: PubMed

  88. Shevell SK. On neural signals that mediate brightness. Vision Res. 1986; 26(8):1195-208. View in: PubMed

  89. Vimal RL, Shevell SK. A central binocular mechanism affects chromatic adaptation. Vision Res. 1987; 27(3):429-39. View in: PubMed

  90. Bradburn NM, Rips LJ, Shevell SK. Answering autobiographical questions: the impact of memory and inference on surveys. Science. 1987 Apr 10; 236(4798):157-61. View in: PubMed

  91. Shevell SK, Humanski RA. Color perception under chromatic adaptation: red/green equilibria with adapted short-wavelength-sensitive cones. Vision Res. 1988; 28(12):1345-56. View in: PubMed

  92. Shevell SK, Burroughs TJ. Light spread and scatter from some common adapting stimuli: computations based on the point-source light profile. Vision Res. 1988; 28(5):605-9. View in: PubMed

  93. Vimal RL, Pokorny J, Smith VC, Shevell SK. Foveal cone thresholds. Vision Res. 1989; 29(1):61-78. View in: PubMed

  94. Shevell SK. On neural signals that mediate induced blackness. Vision Res. 1989; 29(7):891-900. View in: PubMed

  95. Nucci P, Brancato R, Mets MB, Shevell SK. Normal endothelial cell density range in childhood. Arch Ophthalmol. 1990 Feb; 108(2):247-8. View in: PubMed

  96. Wesner MF, Pokorny J, Shevell SK, Smith VC. Foveal cone detection statistics in color-normals and dichromats. Vision Res. 1991; 31(6):1021-37. View in: PubMed

  97. Wesner MF, Shevell SK. Color perception within a chromatic context: changes in red/green equilibria caused by noncontiguous light. Vision Res. 1992 Sep; 32(9):1623-34. View in: PubMed

  98. Shevell SK. Redness from short-wavelength-sensitive cones does not induce greenness. Vision Res. 1992 Aug; 32(8):1551-6. View in: PubMed

  99. Tripathi RC, Kipp MA, Tripathi BJ, Kirschner BS, Borisuth NS, Shevell SK, Ernest JT. Ocular toxicity of prednisone in pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Lens Eye Toxic Res. 1992; 9(3-4):469-82. View in: PubMed

  100. Shevell SK, Holliday I, Whittle P. Two separate neural mechanisms of brightness induction. Vision Res. 1992 Dec; 32(12):2331-40. View in: PubMed

  101. Shevell SK. Saturation in human cones. Vision Res. 1977; 17(3):427-34. View in: PubMed

  102. Shevell SK. The dual role of chromatic backgrounds in color perception. Vision Res. 1978; 18(12):1649-61. View in: PubMed