Martin S. Banks
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Martin Banks is Professor of Optometry, Vision Science, Psychology, and Neuroscience at UC Berkeley. He received his Bachelor’s degree in 1970 from Occidental College, majoring in psychology and minoring in physics. He then spent a year in Germany as a grade-school teacher. He then entered graduate school at UC San Diego where he received a Master’s degree in experimental psychology in 1973. He entered the doctoral program at University of Minnesota receiving a PhD. in developmental psychology in 1976. He was Assistant and Associate Professor of Psychology at University of Texas Austin before moving to Berkeley in 1985. Professor Banks is known for research on human visual perception, particularly the perception of depth and for research on the integration of cues from different sensory organs. He was involved in the development of novel stereo displays that present nearly correct focus cues and other stereo displays that bypass the optics of the human eye. Professor Banks is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Fellow of the American Psychological Society, Fellow of the Center for the Advanced Study of the Behavioral Sciences, recipient of the McCandless Award for Early Scientific Contribution, recipient of the Gottsdanker and Howard lectureships, the first recipient of the Koffka Award for Contribution in Perception and Development, and an Honorary Professor of the University of Wales, Cardiff.


invited talk
flag Perceptual Bases for Rules of Thumb in Photography
as author at  24th Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), Vancouver 2010,