Professor of Psychology
Office: Ovalwood 331
Delwin Lindsey received an A. B. in physics from Pomona College and a Ph.D. in biopsychology from the University of Chicago. He joined the OSU-Mansfield faculty in 1995. His research focuses on human vision, with particular emphasis on color vision. He has authored or co-authored original scientific articles on many aspects of color vision, including the neural channels involved in processing chromatic information, the molecular genetics of color vision, individual differences in color perception and cognition, and the early development of color vision in infants. His research has also been reported in a number of popular media outlets in the U.S. and around the world. Dr. Lindsey's most recent research interests concern the factors that explain individual differences in how individuals perceive and think about color. His research combines empirical and computational approaches to the study of color naming and categorization, visual search, and color difference scaling. Over the years, the National Eye Institute/National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation have funded Dr. Lindsey's research. He 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. In the classroom, Dr. Lindsey teaches core courses in introductory psychology, perception, and introductory neuroscience, as well as elective courses in the history of psychology and evolutionary psychology.
- B.A. Pomona College 1971
- Ph.D. University of Chicago 1985