Mark A Changizi

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Affiliation: California Institute of Technology
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Parcellation and area-area connectivity as a function of neocortex size
    Mark A Changizi
    Sloan Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology, Caltech, CA 91125, USA
    Brain Behav Evol 66:88-98. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint The optimal human ventral stream from estimates of the complexity of visual objects
    Mark A Changizi
    Sloan Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology, MC 139 74, Caltech, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
    Biol Cybern 94:415-26. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint The structures of letters and symbols throughout human history are selected to match those found in objects in natural scenes
    Mark A Changizi
    Sloan Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA
    Am Nat 167:E117-39. 2006
  4. pmc Bare skin, blood and the evolution of primate colour vision
    Mark A Changizi
    California Institute of Biology, Sloan Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology, MC 139 74, Caltech, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
    Biol Lett 2:217-21. 2006
  5. doi request reprint "X-ray vision" and the evolution of forward-facing eyes
    Mark A Changizi
    Sloan Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology, Caltech, Pasadena, CA 91124, USA
    J Theor Biol 254:756-67. 2008
  6. pmc Character complexity and redundancy in writing systems over human history
    Mark A Changizi
    Sloan Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology, MC 139 74, Caltech, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 272:267-75. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint A functional explanation for the effects of visual exposure on preference
    Mark A Changizi
    Sloan Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology, MC 139 74, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
    Perception 37:1510-9. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Latency correction explains the classical geometrical illusions
    Mark A Changizi
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708 0086, USA
    Perception 31:1241-62. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Relationship between number of muscles, behavioral repertoire size, and encephalization in mammals
    Mark A Changizi
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708 0086, U S A
    J Theor Biol 220:157-68. 2003

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Publications9

  1. ncbi request reprint Parcellation and area-area connectivity as a function of neocortex size
    Mark A Changizi
    Sloan Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology, Caltech, CA 91125, USA
    Brain Behav Evol 66:88-98. 2005
    ..These scaling results help constrain theories about the principles underlying neocortical organization...
  2. ncbi request reprint The optimal human ventral stream from estimates of the complexity of visual objects
    Mark A Changizi
    Sloan Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology, MC 139 74, Caltech, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
    Biol Cybern 94:415-26. 2006
    ..I then show that the information-processing hierarchy that accommodates visual objects of that complexity possesses the minimum number of neurons when the number of hierarchical levels is approximately 15...
  3. ncbi request reprint The structures of letters and symbols throughout human history are selected to match those found in objects in natural scenes
    Mark A Changizi
    Sloan Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA
    Am Nat 167:E117-39. 2006
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  4. pmc Bare skin, blood and the evolution of primate colour vision
    Mark A Changizi
    California Institute of Biology, Sloan Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology, MC 139 74, Caltech, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
    Biol Lett 2:217-21. 2006
    ..We also show that, consistent with the hypothesis, trichromat primates tend to be bare faced...
  5. doi request reprint "X-ray vision" and the evolution of forward-facing eyes
    Mark A Changizi
    Sloan Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology, Caltech, Pasadena, CA 91124, USA
    J Theor Biol 254:756-67. 2008
    ..Evidence across mammals closely fits the predictions of this "X-ray" hypothesis...
  6. pmc Character complexity and redundancy in writing systems over human history
    Mark A Changizi
    Sloan Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology, MC 139 74, Caltech, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 272:267-75. 2005
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint A functional explanation for the effects of visual exposure on preference
    Mark A Changizi
    Sloan Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology, MC 139 74, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
    Perception 37:1510-9. 2008
    ..In the light of this view of what preferences fundamentally represent, we are able to explain the 'exposure effect' and many of the connected phenomena...
  8. ncbi request reprint Latency correction explains the classical geometrical illusions
    Mark A Changizi
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708 0086, USA
    Perception 31:1241-62. 2002
    ..We also examine one general class of predictions made by the hypothesis, and report psychophysical experiments confirming the predictions...
  9. ncbi request reprint Relationship between number of muscles, behavioral repertoire size, and encephalization in mammals
    Mark A Changizi
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708 0086, U S A
    J Theor Biol 220:157-68. 2003
    ..The ontogeny of behavior in rat is also discussed within this framework. Finally, I show that there is a strong positive relationship between behavioral repertoire size and encephalization among mammals...

Research Grants1

  1. Perceiving-the-present: a general theory of illusions
    Mark Changizi; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Such elucidation of the function computed by the visual system is of great use, for without understanding function, one cannot make sense of the mechanisms implementing those functions in the brain. ..