Professor Schloss studies visual perception and cognition, with a focus on how color preferences are formed, how colors influence judgment and decision making, and how colors communicate meaning in information visualizations. Although her main interests are on color, she also studies perceptual organization and visual illusions, with an emphasis on how configural elements bias perception.
Professor Schloss received her B.A. from Barnard College (Columbia University) in 2005, with a major in psychology and a minor in architecture. She then went on to earn her Ph.D. in Psychology in 2011 at the University of California, Berkeley. After a two year postdoc in Berkeley, she joined the faculty in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences at Brown University as an Assistant Professor of Research.