Our research focuses on the study of perceptual, attentional and oculomotor processes involved in everyday tasks such as reading, the processing of complex visual and auditory scenes (e.g. pictures and music), and the recognition of familiar shapes (letters, words, objects and handwriting). It investigates (1) the role of sensory, perceptual and cognitive information, (2) binding and segmentation processes, (3) the time course of perceptual and cognitive processes, for active vision in particular (4) perceptual and sensory-motor learning, and (5) visual short-term memory.
Our work relies on a wide variety of methodologies and techniques classically used in experimental psychology, compared psychology and behavioural and computational neuroscience. These include the measurement of reaction times, perceptual identification performance, event-related potentials, eye movements, functional imaging and modelling. Part of our research is conducted on low-vision patients, and in particular patients with Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).
Our research programs are listed below: