Prof. Ernst Niebur of the MBI has been awarded a highly competitive
Johns Hopkins University Discovery Award, together with Prof. Robert Wojciechowski from the
Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Prof. Howard
Egeth from the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Krieger
School of Arts and Sciences. This interdisciplinary JHU team is
complemented by Prof. Jocelyn Faubert of the Psychophysics and Visual
Perception Laboratory at the University of Montreal, Canada.
During this project, titled “Towards an epidemiology of vision: Developing a platform for
population-based visual psychophysics,” the researchers will develop a battery of
psychophysical tests to capture different, quasi-independent, aspects
of the major visual processing streams. The project will extend the quantitative research of
visual perception from gathering information in a laboratory
experiment, with a few tens of subjects, to an epidemiological study
with many thousands of participants.