Dr. Jason Barton’s program focuses on understanding:
- how the brain takes visual input and decodes this information into meaningful interpretations that support object recognition; and
- how this is disrupted by various neurologic diseases that manifest with impairments of that recognition.
Barton’s team have a particular emphasis on “high-level” expert vision, exemplified by face and word recognition. They use functional MRI, eye tracking and sophisticated computerized tests of visual perception to advance understanding; and translate the knowledge they gain into experimental trials of rehabilitation for the various disorders.