Visiting Scholars and Trainees

The VISTA Visiting Scholar/Trainee program provides travel support for high-caliber scholars and trainees collaborating on interdisciplinary research in biological and computational vision. The program promotes and expands long-term national and international collaborative relationships in vision science.

Visitor Host and Project
Dr. Denise Henriques
York University
Department of Kinesiology and Health Science
Ludwig-Maximilians Universitat (LMU), Germany (A. Straube and T. Eggert)

Facilitating visuomotor learning and retention in healthy and neurologically damaged adults

Dr. Ryan Canolty
University of Houston, Texas
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
York University (Dr. Thilo Womelsdorf)

Exploring sparse coding algorithms for efficient visual image decomposition and for flexible representations in neuronal populations during visual attention.

Visitor Host and Project
Jena Velji-Ibrahim
York University
Department of Kinesiology and Health Science
(Supervisor Dr. Doug Crawford)
University of Trento, Department of Psychology and Cognitive Sciences (Dr. Simona Monaco)

Feedback connections between primary visual cortex and motor correlates underlying action preparation.