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  • Congratulations to Limor for defending her MSc thesis successfully! well done (22 Nov 2022)
  • Congratulations to Vasilisa - her paper on "Positive and negative facial valence perception are modulated differently by eccentricity in the parafovea" has just been accepted to Scientific Reports (see our preprint) (22 Nov 2022)
  • Sharon gave a talk about the the visual system and how people see in a youth activity program at Bar Ilan University (21 Nov 2022)

  • Congratulations to Aya Abu Maaruf for defending her MSc thesis today! (20 Nov 2022)

  • Sharon gave a seminar at the Stanford Vision Brunch about visual memory and memorability (18 Nov 2022)

  • Congratulations to Limor, Olga and Shaimaa - their paper has just been submitted (see our print) (Nov 17 2022)

  • Olga presented her poster at SFN2022 about "FFA and PPA display qualitative differences in parafoveal processing" - well done! (16 Nov 2022)

  • Sharon gave a talk at the SFN2022 on "Higher-contrast images are better remembered during naturalistic encoding" (14 Nov 2022)

  • Shaimaa presented her poster at SFN2022 about "Images viewed for longer durations are better remembered during naturalistic encoding" - well done! (13 Nov 2022)

  • Sharon gave a talk at the SFN2022 on "Perceptual bias of closer lower visual field in 3D (VR) environment and its relation to visual input statistics of a moving observer" at the ... 

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OUR RESEARCH

Our lab focuses on understanding how neural processes in our brains result in visual perception and behaviour. We seek to understand how the visual system meets the challenges that the ever-changing dynamic 3D world confronts her with. Therefore we investigate how the visual system functions in lab-based and in less controlled environments (using both static and dynamic stimuli) in light of neuro-functional models we developed. We use fMRI to study brain activity, MRI to investigate brain structure, psychophysics coupled with eye tracking to evaluate how behavioural responses are related to brain measures, and computational approaches. We study healthy individuals but also developmental cases and brain damaged patients. 

Specific research directions in our lab

  • Linking visual cortex organization to high and low visual functions

  • High level perception and action skills in lab and dynamic world settings

  • Face, place, object and form perception

  • How visual memory relates to visual perception

  • Motion perception including biological (people's) motion perception

  • Neuroimaging (MRI and fMRI) investigations of high-level visual processes

  • Normative vision, impaired vision (developmental or acquired)

  • Dependencies between different visual functions

Join our research team!

We are looking for brilliant enthusiastic post-doc PhD and MSc students for doing exciting fMRI MRI eye tracking psychophysics VR  and computational research!

Interested candidates are welcome to contact us for more details at shagido@gmail.com 

Participate in our research!

Whether you have great functional vision, suffer from visual impairments or are challenged by visual perceptual issues - you are welcome to contact us to get more details on participating in our behavioural and MRI studies