The Visual Neuroscience group investigates the fundamental psychological, neural and computational mechanisms underlying our ability to perceive objects in the visual world. We utilise a broad range of techniques including psychophysical (behavioral) methods, brain imaging, transcranial magnetic stimulation, computational modeling and electrophysiological approaches to understand sensory processing and its underlying biological basis.
This understanding of vision is also applied to the clinical study of disorders in which cortical processing of visual information is impaired. For example Amblyopia is a condition characterised by reduced vision in one eye resulting from abnormal visual development. We aim to understand how basic visual mechanisms are disrupted within the Amblyopic brain and to use this information to develop potential new treatments for this common visual anomaly.
Topics of particular interest include motion perception, spatial and temporal vision, colour perception, binocular vision, object recognition, clinical and developmental vision, perceptual learning, visual-auditory integration and visual cognition.
More information about the research carried out by the Visual Neuroscience group can by found on our homepage:
Alternatively, follow the links below to find out about the research interests of individual members of staff.
Pik Ki "Becky" Ho
Yue "Lily" Xing
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