Center for Applied Neuroscience


Project: Exploring the function of peripheral vision in humans using virtual reality


While it is well established that central vision serves to resolve the fine details of the visual world and the objects in it, the reduced spatial resolution in the peripheral part of our visual field suggests that peripheral vision may have a very different role.

This two-year project, led by Dr. Kyriaki Mikellidou in collaboration with Prof. Marios Avraamides of the Experimental Psychology Lab, aims to determine the functional significance of the peripheral visual field for human perception and its interaction with the motor system. In this project will be used an innovative combination of Virtual Reality (VR) with physiological recordings and computational modelling to examine the hypothesis that the peripheral visual field acts as a change detection mechanism.

The project started in October 2018 and is supported financially by the European Union’s Framework Programme for Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility, Horizon 2020 with a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship.

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