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Dr. Delwin Lindsey

Dr. Delwin Lindsey

Dr. Delwin Lindsey

Professor, Mansfield campus



346 Ovalwood Hall
1680 University Dr
Mansfield, OH

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Delwin Lindsey is a professor of psychology at the Mansfield campus of Ohio State University.  He received an A.B. in physics from Pomona College and a Ph.D. in biopsychology from the University of Chicago.  In the classroom, Dr. Lindsey teaches core courses in introductory psychology, sensation & perception and introductory neuroscience, as well as elective courses in history of psychology and evolutionary psychology.

Dr. Lindsey’s research focuses on human vision, with particular emphasis on color vision. He has authored or co-authored original scientific articles on many aspect of color vision, including the neural channels involved in processing chromatic information, the molecular genetics of color vision, and the early development of color vision in infants. His research has been reported in a number of media outlets in the U.S. and around the world.

Dr. Lindsey's most recent research interests lie at the intersection of color perception and cognition: the factors that can explain individual differences in color categorization, and the degree to which color appearance is influenced by how individuals think about color.  His research combines empirical and computational approaches to the study of color naming, visual search and color difference scaling.

Dr. Lindsey is a member of the Vision Sciences Society and the Optical Society of America.  He currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the Optical Society of America A.

PDFs of most of Dr. Lindsey's publications as well as more information on his current research may be found here.

Selected Publications

Lindsey, D. T. & Brown, A. M (2002). Color naming and the phototoxic effects of sunlight on the eye. Psychological Science, 13,506-512.

Claeys, K. G., Lindsey, D. T., De Schutter, E., Orban, G. A. (2003). A higher order motion region in human inferior parietal lobule: evidence from fMRI. Neuron, 40, 631--642.

Lindsey, D. T. & Brown, A. M. (2004) Sunlight and “blue”: the prevalence of poor lexical color discrimination within the “grue” region. Psychological Science, 15, 291--294.

Brown, A. M. & Lindsey, D. T. (2004) Color and language: Worldwide distribution of Daltonism and distinct, native words for “blue”. Visual Neuroscience, 21, 409 -- 412.

Lindsey, D. T. & Brown, A. M. (2004) Masking of grating detection in the isoluminant plane of DKL color space. Visual Neuroscience, 21, 269 -- 274

Lindsey, D. T. & Brown A. M. (2006). Universality of color names. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of America, 103, 16608--16613.

Lindsey, D. T. & Brown, A. M. (2009). World Color Survey color naming reveals universal motifs and their within-language diversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of America, 106, 19785--19790.

Lindsey, D. T., Brown, A. M., Reijnen, E. U., Rich, A, Kuzmova, Y. & Wolfe, J. (2010). Color channels, not color appearance or color categories, guide visual search for desaturated color targets. Psychological Science, 21, 1208--1215.