Ph.D., Brown University
Department of Psychology
Hunter College, Room 604N
695 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065
Tel: (212) 772-5619
Current Areas of Research:
I am interested in the processing of color and form information by the visual system. Recent work has focused on the nature of the parallel pathways in humans which are responsible for encoding and transmitting this 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.
Zemon, V., Hartmann, E.E., Gordon, J. and Prünte-Glowazki, A. (1997) An electrophysiological technique for assessment of the development of spatial vision. Optometry and Vision Science, 74, 708-716.
Gordon, J. and Abramov, I. (2001) Color vision. In E.B.Goldstein (ed.), The Blackwell Handbook of Perception, 92-127. Oxford: Blackwell.
Butler, P.D., Schechter, I., Zemon, V., Schwartz, S.G., Greenstein, V.C., Gordon, J., Schroeder, C.E., & Javitt, D.C (2001) Dysfunction of early-stage visual processing in schizophrenia. American Journal of Psychiatry, 158, 1126-1133.
Gordon, J. (2004) Measuring Red – or Yellow or Green or Blue. In M. Fehr & S. Wurmfeld (eds.) Seeing Red: On Nonobjective Painting and Color Theory, 164-186. Cologne: Salon Verlag.
Williams, P.E., Mechler, F., Gordon, J., Shapley, R., & Hawken, M.J. (2004) Entrainment to video displays in primary visual cortex of macaque and humans. Journal of Neuroscience, 24, 8278-8288.
Abramov, I. & Gordon, J. (2005) Seeing unique hues. Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 22, 2143-2153.
Gordon, J. & Shapley, R. (2006) Brightness contrast inhibits color induction: Evidence for a new kind of color theory. Spatial Vision, 19, 133-146.
Abramov, I. & Gordon, J. (2006) Development of color vision in infants. In R. Duckman (ed.) Visual Development, Diagnosis, and Treatment of the Pedi atric Patient, 137-162. Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Zemon, V. & Gordon, J. (2006) Luminance Contrast Mechanisms in Humans: Visual Evoked Potentials and a Nonlinear Model. Vision Research. 46, 4163-4180.
Zemon, V., Tsai, J.C., Forbes, M., Al-Aswad, L.A., Chen, C.M., Gordon, J., Greenstein, V.C., Hu, G., Strugstad, E.C., Dhrami-Gavazi, E., & Jindra, L.F. (2008) Novel electrophysiological instrument for rapid and objective assessment of magnocellular deficits associated with glaucoma. Documenta Ophthalmologica, IN PRESS.
Gordon, J. & Abramov, I. (2008) Color Appearance: Maxwellian vs. Newtonian Views. Vision Research, 48, 1879-1883.