Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences

Kimberly A. Jameson, PhD

Project Scientist, Department of Psychology at UC Berkeley.

Director, The Color Cognition Laboratory at UC Irvine.

Project Scientist, The Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences, UC Irvine.

Affiliated Faculty,The Center for Translational Vision Research, Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology. UC Irvine.

University of California at Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697
Telephone: (949) 232-8885


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Postal Address:

Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences
University of California, Irvine
Social Science Plaza
Irvine, CA 92697-5100

Phone: (949) 824-8651
Fax: (949) 824-3733

The Color Cognition Laboratory at UC Irvine.

Research on Color Cognition and Potential Tetrachromacy.

My publication statistics in Google Scholar.

Active Projects:

The Human Tetrachromacy Research Collaborative.
Research on genetic sequences underlying the visual processing of environmental light and the perception of color and brightness.

The Experiential Learning LABoratory (TELLab)

The COLor CATegorization archive (COLCAT)

Stuff completed a few years ago:

2014 News item. National Science Foundation funded research: "IBSS: New Methods for Investigating the Formation of Individual and Shared Concepts and Their Dynamic Dispersion Across Related Societies," The project is under the direction of Kimberly A. Jameson (PI), Natalia Komarova (Co-PI), Dominik Wodarz (Co-PI), Louis Narens (Co-PI).

Or click to download .pdf of news item from Social Science News, Jan. 08, 2015.

Modeling Cognitive Color Space: Komarova NL, Jameson KA (2013) A Quantitative Theory of Human Color Choices. PLoS ONE 8(2): e55986. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0055986.

See a description of The Encyclopedia of Color Science and Technology (Springer Publishers).

Funded Mesoamerican Color Survey database project (2011-2014 U. C. Pacific Rim Research Program).

Read about the Mesoamerican Color Survey project in the U.C. Berkeley ICSI News Brief.

Work featured in the 2009 Virtual Journal of Biomedical Optics.

Summary of a 2008 seminar at the Santa Fe Institute.

Recent Video Broadcast on KPBS San Diego featuring some of our Tetrachromacy Research.

Or See mention of our potential tetrachromacy research in the December 2014 issue of the cutting-edge publication ;-) Vogue Magazine.)

See the description of our 2008 IMBS workshop on The Evolution of Psychological Categories.

2007 News item: NSF funded research on color category evolution.

Stuff to Download:

View a List and download contributions made to the Language and Cognition section of the Encyclopedia of Color Science and Technology

View a List or download Recent Research Articles

Curriculum Vitae (.pdf file)

View a List or download Recent Symposia, Seminars and Contents of Edited Volumes

Mesoamerican Color Survey Archive Project

The Current Cognition and Color Reading Group Schedule

Cognition and Color Group Archive

Journal of Vision 2010

Page Last Updated: Oct. 2014

Other Fun Stuff ...

My Flickr photos

Me and my Santa Ana girls kickin' it,
back in the day ...


Grandpa's Latino Veterans Mural

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