Daniel R. Coates, PhD
Dr. Coates' original training was in Mathematics and Computer Science at Macalester College
. After spending a decade
working as a software developer, he received a master's degree in computer
science studying artificial intelligence and neural networks with Prof. Melanie
Mitchell and Prof. Dan Hammerstrom at Portland State
. Studying vision as a prototypical neural
processing system led to the Vision Science Graduate Program at
, researching letter
recognition and crowding with Prof. Susana Chung. Most recently, he has
broadened his approach to include perceptual organization and mid-level vision,
as a postdoctoral fellow of the Belgian American
in the lab of Prof. Johan Wagemans at KU Leuven
(Belgium). After a postdoc in
the Psychophysics of Appearance
in Bern, he is now an Assistant Professor at the University of
Houston College of Optometry.
Coates DR, Wagemans J, Sayim B. Diagnosing the visual periphery: Using the Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure Test to evaluate peripheral visual function. i-Perception (in press).
Coates DR, Chung STL. Crowding in the S-cone pathway. Vision Research April 8, 2016.
Coates DR, Chung STL. Changes across the psychometric function following perceptual learning of an
RSVP reading task. Frontiers in Psychology (2014) Dec 23; 5:1434. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01434
Coates DR, Levi DM. Contour interaction in foveal vision: A response to Siderov, Waugh, and Bedell
(2013) Vision Research 96 (2014):140-144. doi: 10.1016/j.visres.2013.10.016
Coates DR, Chin JM, Chung STL. Factors affecting crowded acuity: eccentricity and contrast.
Optometry & Vision Science (2013) Jul;90(7):628-38. doi: 10.1097/OPX.0b013e31829908a4