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Research Lecture Series Dr. Dennis Levi Presents: Recovering Stereovision

Please join Dr. Dennis Levi, University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry, for a presentation entitled “Recovering Stereovision.” The lecture will take place on April 5, 2016 as part of the Research Lecture Series. All are welcome to attend. One hour of Mass CE credit will be offered.

Abstract: Stereopsis is the impression of three-dimensionality—of objects “popping out in depth”—that most humans get when they view real-world objects with both eyes, based on binocular disparity—the differences between the two retinal images of the same world. However, a substantial proportion of the population is stereoblind or stereo deficient, due to strabismus and/or amblyopia. This impairment may have a substantial impact on visuomotor tasks, difficulties in playing sports in children and locomoting safely in older adults. Impaired stereopsis may also limit career options. This talk will review several promising new approaches to recovering stereopsis through perceptual learning and videogame play. 

Please join us for a wine and cheese reception in Conference Room 1 following the lecture.