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Research Lecture Series Bridging the Gulf between Classical Vision Assessment and Natural Behavior

Peter Bex, PhD, Department of Psychology, Northeastern University, Boston, MA will present a lecture on “Bridging the Gulf between Classical Vision Assessment and Natural Behavior” at the New England College of Optometry on Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

Dr. Bex explains: “Natural vision involves mobile organisms with moving eyes who interact with dynamic three dimensional environments. Visual function, however, is classically assessed with static, two-dimensional monochrome stimuli that are viewed from a fixed position. I will present the results of studies in which controlled methods are developed to study vision with freely-viewed images of moving environments and with naturally occurring distributions of depth, blur and binocular disparity. While some of the results with these more ecologically-relevant stimuli support classical data and models, many of the results challenge their relevance to real behavior.”

All are welcome to attend. One hour of Mass C.E. credit will be awarded.

The lecture will take place in Lecture Hall 2. Please join us for a reception in Conference Room 1 following the lecture. Wine and light fare will be served.

For more information, please contact Leah Boudreau, 617-587-5628. No RSVP is necessary.