Jeremy Wolfe is Professor of Ophthalmology and Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. He is Director of the Visual Attention Lab and the Center for Advanced Medical Imaging at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. His research focuses on visual search and visual attention with a particular interest in socially important search tasks in areas such as medical image perception (e.g. cancer screening) and security (e.g. baggage screening). Topics of interest include:

  1. Preattentive vision – Studies of the processing of visual stimuli before they are selected by attention for further, more complete analysis.
  2. Guided Search – How is attention used to allocated limited-capacity processes like object recognition to different parts of the sensory input?
  3. Post-Attentive vision – What happens when attention is removed for an object?
  4. Searching scenes – How do humans search complex real world scenes for real objects?
  5. Non-selective vision – What aspects of vision can escape the “bottleneck of attention”