Vision Science @ BIU

Note that this page is under construction ….

Vision is the most important sensory system and it is much more than meets the eye. It affects every aspect of our lives, from basic perception of the world to communication, cognition and executive functions. Here at Bar Ilan University, at Optometry and Vision Science we bridge between clinical aspects of vision and brain research. We investigate a spectrum of visual functions from the physiological aspects of the retina to visual cortical functions. These include normal and abnormal vision, retinal and oculomotor aspects, perception, psychophysics and brain responses using multiple techniques (EEG, eye tracking, fMRI, and MRI). We also investigate rehabilitation and visual enhancements methods.

**NEW** M.Sc. program for research in Optometry (Vision Science) is now open at Bar Ilan University.  We are also accepting applications for graduate studies and post-docs in visual sciences. For more information come and meet us in the Open Day (Feb 18 and 19 2016) and contact us (see details below).

Current and Joining Researchers

Prof. Uri Polat                     email:                     lab website

Dr. Yossi Mandel                email:          lab website

Dr. Yoram Bonneh              email:        website

Dr. Sharon Gilaie-Dotan      email:                  website


Ongoing Projects and Research Interests

  • Visual streams: Fine and coarse vision
  • Visual motion and its contribution to visual function and perception
  • Visual functions and their connection to brain structure and function
  • Involuntary eye movements as a window into cognitive processes
  • Abnormal visual conditions/development (amblyopia, presbyopia and aging, TBI, visual agnosia, autism, ADHD, stress and depression)
  • EEG of vision in a natural environment
  • Vision and time perception