Ione Fine, Ph.D.
ProfessorDegree From: University of Rochester
Interests: The effects of long-term visual deprivationAdult perceptual learning and plasticity.Retinal prostheses Psychophysics, fMRI and computational vision.
|Course(s)||Psych 448A Development, Plasticity and Rehabilitation of Sensory Systems|
|Do I accept and train new psychology graduate students in general?|
|Am I accepting new graduate students in the upcoming year?|
|I am accepting graduate students in the 2018-2019|
|Cognition and Perception, Quantitative Psychology|
|A group of vision people in the Cognition-Perception group (Scott Murray, Geoff Boynton and I) share lab space & lab meetings. I'd encourage you to look at the group as a whole. The best place to start is our web site http://depts.washington.edu/viscog/|
My laboratory studies the computational and neurophysiological basis of visual processing, using a wide range of computational and experimental techniques, including functional magnetic resonance imaging, patient studies, psychophysics and computational modeling. Right now the lab has two main research directions. The first is plasticity in the visual system, including studies on perceptual learning in adulthood and the neural reorganization that occurs as a result of being blind or deaf. The second is developing better stimulation protocols for retinal prostheses. For more information go to www.finelab.org.
- Go to http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Fine%2C+Ione for up to date list of publications (2020)
- Horsager, A., Greenwald, S.,Weiland, J.D., Humayun, M.S., Greenberg, R.J., McMahon, M., Boynton, G.M., Fine, I. Predicting visual sensitivity in retinal prosthesis patients. IOVS 2009 Apr;50(4):1483-91 (2009)
- deBalthasar C., Roy, A., Freda, R., Greenwald, S. Horsager, A., Mahadevappa, M., Yanai, D., McMahon, M., Humayun, M.S., Greenberg, R.J., Weiland, J.D., Fine, I. (2008) Factors affecting perceptual thresholds in epiretinal prostheses. IOVS; 49:2303-2314. (2008)
- Saenz, M., Lewis, L.B., Huth, A.G., Fine, I., Koch, C. (2008) Visual Motion Area MT+/V5 Responds to Auditory Motion in Human Sight-Recovery Subjects. J. Neuroscience; 28(20) 5141-8 (2008)
- Ng M. Boynton, G.M., Fine, I. (2007) Face adaptation does not improve performance on search or discrimination tasks. JOV; 4;8(1):1.1-20 (2007)
- Ng, M., Ciaramitaro, V., Boynton, G.M. and Fine, I. (2006) Selectivity for the configural cues that identify gender, ethnicity and identity in human cortex. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 105:51, 19552-7 (2006)
In the News
- 09/13/2017 Ione Fine’s student, Ezgi Yucel, has just received a WRF Innovation Graduate Fellowship in Neuroengineering, co-funded with the eScience Institute, from the UW Institute of Neuroengineering. These fellowships are highly prestigious and selection is competitive. Congratulations, Ezgi!
- 07/19/2017 Congratulations to Ione Fine, who just received a 5 year award from the National Eye Institute for her research on the effects of blindness!
- 01/04/2017 Geoff Boynton and Ione Fine’s research on retinal implants cited in Mashable story about bionic eyes.
- 08/05/2015 Ione Fine and Geoff Boynton’s work on visual simulations using a bionic eye have been brought to light in an article by The Telegraph
- 04/27/2015 We aren’t the only ones who see the incredible work Ione Fine and Geoffrey Boynton are doing.
- 10/10/2011 Steve Buck, Ione Fine, and Geoff Boynton organized the Optical Society of America Vision Meeting, held on campus, September 15-18.
- 01/31/2011 Ione Fine received a Royalty Research Fund grant
- 01/05/2010 Ione Fine, Cheryl Kaiser, Scott Murray, and Joe Sisneros were approved by the College Council for promotion with tenure.
- 11/03/2009 Ione Fine was elected to be a Fellow of the Optical Society of America.