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Thomy Nilsson

Degrees: 
  • B.S. Reneelaer Polytechnic, 1963
  • M.S., University of Alberta, 1968
  • Ph.D., University of Alberta, 1972
Position: 
Emeritus Professor
Department: 
psychology
Faculty: 
Arts
Phone: 
(902) 566-0794
Research Interests: 

  • Vision research: color, memory, legibility of graphics, temporal effects
  • Research on aging: quality of life, sensory abilities, and cognitive impairment
  • Theory: neural networks mediating consciousness
  • Ergonomics: - study of fatigue, lighting, and driving
Citations: 

  • Nilsson TH (2009) Photometric specification of images. Journal of Modern Optics (in press).
  • Weeks LE, Bryanton O, Nilsson TH & Kozma A (2008) Current and future concerns of mid and later life     parents   of children with developmental disabilities. Journal of Applied Gerontology (in press).
  • Nilsson TH (2008) Solving the sensory information bottleneck to central processing in complex systems. in A.  Yang & Y. Shan (eds.) Intelligent Adaptive Complex Systems. Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI Global, 159-186.
  • Nilsson TH (2006) Psychophysical visual memory data and its neural net replication indicate sensory-like activity is released from storage. Vision Science Society, Sarasota, Florida.
  • Nilsson TH (2006) An Introduction to Neurophysiology. 412-424; Transient Effects in Vision. 520-533; Legibility   of Colored Print. 1444-1456; Research Design Basics. 3324-3341; In W Karwowski (ed.) International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics - 2nd Ed., New York: CRC Press.
Current Collaborators (non-UPEI): 

  • Dr. Olive Bryanton, PEI Seniors Federation
  • Dr. Thomas Nelson, University of Alberta