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Jack Loomis

Jack Loomis


Jack Loomis


Department of Psychology,
University of California at Santa Barbara

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Personal Statement

Jack's research is concerned with the perceptual and cognitive processes underlying complex behavior. His topics include visual space perception, visual control of locomotion, and spatial cognition, including navigation.  He has promoted the use of virtual reality as a basic research tool for studing space perception, visual control of action, spatial cognition, and social interaction and has used it in his own research. Also, he was the director of a 20-year project on the development and testing of GPS-based navigation systems for blind people.

Related Publications, by Category

Theory of Action

Perceptual Basis of Action

Locomotor Actions