Ocular motor control mechanisms

We examine a range of eye movement control functions, in both reflexive and volitional eye movements, as well as eye movements involved in stabilizing and tracking moving objects in the world.

These functions are examined in healthy individuals across the age range and in persons with a range of ophthalmological, neurological and psychiatric conditions. We have also carried out a series of studies on fatigue detection using changes in eye movements and pupil behaviour. We also have experience in using the timing of oculomotor functions – particularly saccadic eye movements – to quantitatively analyse decision-making processes in the brain.

Research groups working within this theme include: