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Christopher Tyler, a neuroscientist, combines his professional interests with a love of art. He is the Associate Director, Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. His research career is in visual perception and visual neuroscience. Current work concerns theoretical, psychophysical and functional MRI studies of the structure of line, pattern, symmetry and stereoscopic depth perception, together with computational issues of the reconstruction of shape from shading images.
Michael Kubovy is a professor of cognitive psychology with interests in visual and auditory perception, cognition, psychology of visual art and music, the nature of pleasure, and the philosophy of mind. He is a cognitive scientist who is particularly interested in the phenomenology of experience. He conducts experiments with human observers, analyze visual and auditory patterns, and develops mathematical models.