Paul Schrater, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Departments of Psychology and Computer Sciences and Engineering


Research Interests:

My research interests include human and computer vision, planning and guiding reaches with and without visual information, and the integration of visual, haptic, and motor information during the perception-action cycle. My research approach treats problems in vision and motor control as problems of statistical inference, which has led to a concurrent interest in statistical methods that includes Bayesian (Belief) Networks, Dynamic Markov Decision Networks, Pattern Theory, Machine Learning, and other topics in statistics and pattern recognition.

Selected Publications:

(For a comprehensive list of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.)

  • Christopoulos V, Schrater PR. Dynamic integration of value information into a common probability currency as a theory for flexible decision making. PLoS Comput Biol. 2015 Sep 22;11(9):e1004402
  • Fulvio JM, Maloney LT, Schrater PR. Revealing individual differences in strategy selection through visual motion extrapolation. Cogn Neurosci. 2015;6(4):169-79.
  • Green CS, Kattner F, Siegel MH, Kersten D, Schrater PR. Differences in perceptual learning transfer as a function of training task. J Vis. 2015;15(10):5.
  • Fulvio JM, Green CS, Schrater PR. Task-specific response strategy selection on the basis of recent training experience. PLoS Comput Biol. 2014;10(1):e1003425.
  • Micheyl C, Schrater PR, Oxenham AJ. Auditory frequency and intensity discrimination explained using a cortical population rate code. PLoS Comput Biol. 2013;9(11):e1003336.
  • Christopoulos VN, Schrater PR. An optimal feedback control framework for grasping objects with position uncertainty. Neural Comput. 2011;23(10):2511-36.