Robert Boynton

Dr. Boynton joined the faculty of the University of Rochester in 1952 as an Assistant Professor of Psychology. In 1963, Dr. Boynton founded the University of Rochester's Center for Visual Science (CVS), and served as director of CVS until 1971. He was well known for his research on the neurophysiological processes in the eye and brain that underlie vision. His book, "Human Color Vision" is a standard text studied by others in this area of science. He also published more than 1,500 pages in his more-than-40-year career. The CVS Boynton Colloquium Series, which features leading researchers across the interdisciplinary field of vision research, is named in his honor.

Upcoming Boynton Colloquia

Jess Cardin

January 31, 2024
3:00 p.m., Rm 2-6408, K207 Auditorium

Jess Cardin, Department of Neuroscience, Yale School of Medicine

Functional flexibility in the cortex

Kapil Bharti

March 13, 2024
3:00 p.m., Rm 2-6408, K207 Auditorium

Kapil Bharti, National Eye Institute

Translating RPE Biology into Disease Treatment Using iPS Cells

W. Martin Usrey

April 24, 2024
3:00 p.m., Rm 2-6408, K207 Auditorium

W. Martin Usrey, UC Davis

Feedforward and Feedback Interactions for Vision

Past Boynton Colloquia


Simon Kelly

May 17, 2023

Simon Kelly, University College Dublin

Insights into adaptive perceptual decision formation from human behavior, EEG, and cognitive modelling

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Sabine Kastner

May 3, 2023

Sabine Kastner, Princeton University

The Cognitive Visual Thalamus

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Bryan Jones

January 18, 2023

Bryan Jones, University of Utah

Retinal Connectomics and Pathoconnectomics

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Carlos Ponce

December 14, 2022

Carlos Ponce, Harvard Medical School

Tuning landscapes of the primate ventral stream

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Jennifer Bizley profile

April 27, 2022

Jennifer Bizley, University College London

How do audiovisual interactions shape sound processing in auditory cortex?

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Ziad Hafed profile

Dec 8, 2021

Ziad Hafed, Centre for Integrative Neuroscience

Unraveling the neural mechanisms of perceptual saccadic suppression

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Carla Shatz

January 25, 2021

Carla Shatz, Stanford University

Synapses Lost and Found: Critical periods, Amblyopia and Alzheimer's disease

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Alessandra Angelucci

February 8, 2021

Alessandra Angelucci, U. of Utah

Organization and function of feedback connections in early visual processing

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Chinfei Chen profile

October 20, 2021

Chinfei Chen, Harvard Medical School/Boston Children's Hospital

Plasticity of Retinal Inputs in the Mouse Visual Thalamus


Melchi Michel

November 23, 2020

Melchi Michel, Rutgers University

Visual Memory and Information Integration across Saccadic Eye Movements

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EJ Chichilnisky

December 7, 2020

EJ Chichilnisky, Stanford University

Toward a High-fidelity Artificial Retina

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