Karen R. Dobkins

Department of Psychology
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, California 92093
Phone: 858-534-5434
Fax: 858-534-7190



Tedx Talk (2012): The Space between Kansas and Oz

IntenSati: Good for your mind and body

Dobkins IntenSati Website


Program Affiliation

Human Development Program, UCSD

Neurosciences Program, UCSD


Other People in the Lab:

Aubrey Adiao, Lab Coordinator

Rain Bosworth, Ph.D, Project Scientist, Visual Development/Clinical

Sarah Tyler, Ph.D, Postdoctoral Researcher 


Past Lab People:

Rain Bosworth, Ph.D. Graduate Student (Graduated 4/01):  Visual Perception in the Deaf.  Now a Project Scientist in Dobkins Lab.

Eva Finney, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (1998-2001):  Visual Perception in the Deaf.  Now at Merck in NJ

David Peterzell, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (1997-1998):  Color Vision. Infants.  Now at Alliant International University

Karen Gunther, Ph.D., Graduate Student (Graduated 2/02):  Color Psychophysics.  Now a Professor at Wabash College.

Christina Anderson, Ph..D., Graduate Student (Graduated 8/03):  Infant Visual Development

Ione Fine, Ph.D., Research Scientist (1999-2003):   Perceptual Learning, Deaf and Blind Studies. Now Professor at U. Wsahington

Amy Rezec, Ph.D, Graduate Student (Graduated 3/04):  Visual Attention

Jennifer Feeney, Ph.D , Postdoctoral Fellow (2003 - 2006). Now a postdoc at SDSU.

Joe McCleery, Ph.D, Graduate Student (Graduted 8/06), Postdoctoral Fellow (2006 - 2007):  Now a Professor at U Birmingham, UK.

Carly Thurston , Graduate Student, Visual Perceptual Learning. Now teaching HS Math in San Diego.

Hao Ye , Graduate Student, Visual Adaptation/Attention

Pam Pallet , Ph.D, Postdoctoral Researcher (Dartmouth), Visual Development/Clinical

Vivian Ciaramitaro, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow (2007-2009). Now a Professor at U Mass, Boston

Rachael Harms, Visual Development, now has her own photoraphy business

Katie Wagner , Graduate Student, Visual Development

Emily Blumenthal, Ph.D., Visual Development

My Greatest Achievements: 

Gabriel Sky and Jacob Orion (Born March 2, 2002)


Sarah Lyra (Born December 13, 2004)


Other Interests

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