Oculomotor Lab

Juana Ayala Castañeda


Eye movements are tightly linked to deeper perceptual and cognitive processes and give a continuous insight on how these take place. They are also the way we get detailed dynamic information of the world around us, and they regularly prompt the need to make choices and execute decisions (i.e., move to the right to avoid a confused bird flying towards you). I am interested in using tasks that evaluate saccades and smooth pursuit eye movements as a tool to explore cognitive processes related to decision-making and risk-awareness in psychiatric populations living with mood disorders.


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