Greene, Dr. Harold H.

Research Project: Magnocellular influences on the control of eye movements
Prerequisite: Basic algebra, basic Human Biology, Introduction to Psychology desired (but not necessary)
Description: The primate visual system has three major streams: magnocellular, parvocellular, and koniocellular. The objective of the study is to determine with human experiments, influences of the (fast) magnocellular stream on eye movements along axes of the visual field. Impacts include predicting information-seeking behavior when disorders involve visually-driven attention (e.g., Hemispatial Neglect, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder), and the development of biologically-inspired information-seeking systems. Magnocellular influence on eye movement control will be assessed by manipulating stimulus properties to impair magnocellular activity, during visual search of cluttered displays.