McGill University Vision Research

At McGill Vision Research we have the common aim of understanding how the brain processes visual information and enables us to see.

Our research approaches span different areas of visual neuroscience including human visual psychophysics, animal neurophysiology and optical imaging, computational approaches, human fMRI brain imaging, TMS, and clinical psychophysics.

Here is a list of faculty members currently conducting research.  Follow the links to read about each investigator's research interests, publications and the work being done in their laboratory.

ROBERT F. HESS, PHD, DSC (DIRECTOR)

Research:  Cortical visual processing of space, motion and stereo using psychophysics and brain imaging in normal humans, and its susceptibility to developmental disruption.

Tel.:  514-934-1934  Ext. 34815, 35306
E-mail:  robert.hess [at] mcgill.ca

Website:  http://mvr.mcgill.ca/Robert/rhess_home.html

CURTIS L. BAKER, PHD

Research: Visual processing of motion and texture using psychophysics, neurophysiology, imaging and modeling approaches in animals and humans.

Tel.:  514-934-1934  Ext. 34819, 35309
Email:  curtis.baker [at] mcgill.ca

Website: http://mvr.mcgill.ca/Curtis/cbaker_home.html

REZA FARIVAR, PHD

Research: Comparative neuroimaging of high-level visual function in humans and non-human primates. Technical development of MRI methods, including optimization of coils and sequence parameters for high-resolution imaging of structure and function. Clinical application of high-resolution MRI for detection of grey matter loss in TBI.

Tel.: 514-934-1934 Ext. 35913

E-mail: reza.farivar [at] mcgill.ca

KATHY T. MULLEN, PHD

Research: The processing of colour vision in the human brain: The role of colour vision in form and motion perception. fMRI of the human visual cortex and LGN. Development of colour cognition in children.

Tel.: 514-934-1934   Ext. 34757, 35908
E-mail:  kathy.mullen [at] mcgill.ca

Website: http://mvr.mcgill.ca/Kathy/kmullen_home.html

JANINE M. MENDOLA, PHD

Research:  Functional organization of the human visual system, and the neural basis of perception in health and disease. Recently, I have focused on the neurological characterization of adults and children with amblyopia.

Tel.: 514-934-1934 Ext. 36269
E-mail:  janine.mendola [at] mcgill.ca

Website:  http://mvr.mcgill.ca/Janine/mendola_home.html

FREDERICK A. A. KINGDOM, PHD

Research: Colour vision, spatial vision and the perception of surfaces using psychophysics, image processing and fMRI.

Tel.:   514-934-1934 Ext. 34803, 35308
E-mail:  fred.kingdom [at] mcgill.ca

Website: http://mvr.mcgill.ca/Fred/fkingdom_home.html