Visual Performance & Oculomotor Mobility Lab

Xiuyun Wu


We constantly encounter moving objects in our environment—birds flying across the sky, cars passing on the street, etc. To navigate through such highly dynamic visual surroundings, we rely on accurate perception of these moving objects, usually aided by eye movements. Being easily accessible and widely connected to different brain areas from the cortex to brain stem, eye movements can provide continuous read-outs of the ongoing perceptual and cognitive processing--what we are perceiving, and how we are planning to react. I am interested in how perception and eye movements act in concert or dissociate. My PhD work focuses on the relationship between motion perception (or motion-induced illusions) and eye movements.


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