Our research interests include investigating human visual cortex development and brain plasticity associated with amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (misaligned eyes).
Our laboratory studies the conditions which cause monocular or bilateral blindness in infants and children.
Our laboratory studies the mechanisms of healthy vision and action, as well as the basis of attention and visual adaptation in clinical populations.
High concentrations of unconjugated bilirubin are neurotoxic and cause brain damage in newborn infants. However, the exact level of bilirubin that may be neurotoxic in a given infant is unknown.
Preterm infants are at high risk of visual and neural developmental deficits. We used swept parameter visual evoked potential (sVEP) to determine whether premature birth alters visual cortical function.
In this project we try to gain a better understanding of what visual strategies people use to gather information in the world.