Campus Affiliation: Hunter College
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., Brown University
Training Area: Cognition, Language, and Development
Research Interests: Visual Neuroscience of Color and Form
Research Focus: Neuroscience
Dr. James Gordon is Professor of Psychology at Hunter College of CUNY.
He received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Rochester and M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Brown University. His research interests concern the neural mechanisms underlying processing of color and form information by the visual system. Recent work has focused on the nature of the parallel pathways in humans that are responsible for encoding and transmitting visual information, and on the development of these pathways from infancy through adulthood. Psychophysical experiments utilize hue scaling and chromatic adaptation to isolate chromatic and luminance pathways, while physiological studies use the visual evoked potential to study the development of these pathways in humans. His current research involves studying color and brightness interactions, and examining deficits in visual processing found in pathologies including glaucoma, autism, and schizophrenia that may aid in their early diagnosis and possible treatment.