Professor, Department of Psychology;
Affiliate Professor, Radiology and Ophthalmology
Over the last few years my laboratory has been focusing on the effects of long term visual deprivation on human visual processing. Long term visual deprivation results in deficits in high level visual processing (such as face and object recognition) that cannot be explained by low level amblyopic deficits, and suggest that the role of visual experience differs widely across different types of processing. As well as characterizing the behavioral effects of deprivation, we have been examining the neural effects, using functional magnetic resonance imaging.