Department of Psychology

Research Associate

Perception of Morphed Figures Study

Bob Teghtsoonian and George Robinson are studying how people perceive stimuli that result from morphing one figure into another. Almost nonexistant in the natural world, morphed images provide a tool we use to try to answer the following questions:

  • How do we distinguish similar figures?
  • How do we impose categories on what is really an unbroken continuum?
  • How does previous training and experience affect the way we impose these categories?
  • How is our tendency to categorize affected by the number of features distinguishing the endpoints of the morphed sequence?
  • Do we treat abstract morphs differently from those made from familiar objects, like faces?
  • Can exposure to morphed sequences affect our perception of the stimuli and perhaps even our social attitudes?


George Robinson


Morphed Faces