Current Lab members
Kristina Visscher, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neurobiology
The work in my lab at UAB has integrated my previous work examining the neural basis of cognitive control (using functional magnetic resonance imaging, fMRI) and my work examining how sensory representations are influenced by context (using behavioral/psychophysics methods, as well as the neuroimaging methods EEG and fMRI). My research interest is to understand how cognitive control mechanisms affect sensory processing, and how this cognitive control is modified by experience.
Pinar Demirayak, Ph.D.
My research area focuses on the extent of brain plasticity in individuals with severe vision impairments. My recent work examines experience-based brain plasticity especially in older populations with low vision. By using MRI I investigate cortical activity following deafferentation from retinal input as well as cortical layer-specific dynamics of the visual system.
Vision Science Program
My research interest lies in understanding how experience influences the brain’s ability to compensate for vision loss through changes in eye movements and attention. Importantly, how this knowledge can be used to develop more effective training strategies in the clinical setting.
Undergraduate Research Assistants