Chuan Hou, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Scientist
Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute
San Francisco, C.A., U.S.A.



  • Ph.D. Vision Science, West China University of Medical Sciences, 1993
  • M.S. Vision Science, West China University of Medical Sciences, 1989
  • M.D. Medicine, West China University of Medical Sciences, 1983



  1. Good WV, Hou C. Sweep visual evoked potential grating acuity thresholds paradoxically improve in low-luminance conditions in children with cortical visual impairment. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2006 Jul;47(7):3220-4.
  2. Hou C, Pettet MW, Vildavski VY, Norcia AM. Neural correlates of shape-from-shading. Vision Res. 2006 Mar; 46(6-7):1080-90.
  3. Winges KM, Zarpellon U, Hou C, Good WV. Delayed visual attention caused by high myopic refractive error. Strabismus. 2005 Jun; 13(2): 75-7.
  4. Norcia AM, Sampath V, Hou C, Pettet MW. Experience-expectant development of contour integration mechanisms in human visual cortex. J Vis. 2005 Feb 22; 5(2): 116-30.
  5. Norcia AM, Pei F, Bonneh Y, Hou C, Sampath V, Pettet MW. Development of sensitivity to texture and contour information in the human infant. J Cogn Neurosci. 2005 Apr; 17(4): 569-79.
  6. Good WV, Hou C. Normal vernier acuity in infants with delayed visual maturation. Am J Ophthalmol. 2004 Jul; 138(1): 140-2.
  7. Hou C, Pettet MW, Sampath V, Candy TR, Norcia AM. Development of the spatial organization and dynamics of lateral interactions in the human visual system. J Neurosci. 2003 Sep 24; 23(25): 8630-40.