Claudia Damiano

Postdoctoral Researcher

Bernhardt-Walther Lab, University of Toronto

Broadly, my research interests span a wide range of topics related to visual cognition. I am interested in understanding how the physical features of our natural world are processed by our brains to guide visual attention, influence memory, and impact aesthetic preferences and emotions. Ultimately, I strive to be able to apply my research to the development of assistive technologies that will enhance well-being by promoting processing fluency and pleasant experiences while decreasing stress. 

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in the BWLab at the University of Toronto working with Dirk Bernhardt-Walther. Previously, I worked with Johan Wagemans in the GestaltReVision Lab at KU Leuven in Belgium. My ongoing work examines the link between visual features and aesthetic pleasure of natural environments, using a combination of behavioural and computational techniques


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Upcoming Events

May 8-10, 2024 International Association for Empirical Aesthetics Conference, Palma, Spain

May 17-22, 2024 Annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St Pete Beach, USA