MRI of the visual pathways in a human brain

Human visual pathway (including the optic chiasm, tracts, and radiations) revealed by MRI (David A. Paul, University of Rochester School of Medicine)

Krystel Huxlin and Berkeley Fahrenthold

Krystel Huxlin (right) is pictured with post-doc Berkeley Fahrenthold with eye tracking equipment in their lab at Flaum Eye Institute (J. Adam Fenster, University of Rochester)

Jose Fernando Zvietcovich Zegarra

José Fernando Zvietcovich Zegarra in the lab of Jannick Rolland (J. Adam Fenster, University of Rochester)

Brenna James

UR student Brenna James plays a virtual reality game in the lab of Duje Tadin in Meliora Hall (J. Adam Fenster, University of Rochester)

University of Rochester campus

University of Rochester campus (J. Adam Fenster, University of Rochester)

cat eyes

Photo by the Huxlin lab

Binary mask showing perfused vessels

A binary mask showing perfused vessels surrounding the fovea of the primate with vessel angle coded by color (Schallek lab)

Center for Visual Science

The Center for Visual Science (CVS) is an interdepartmental program that brings together vision scientists at the University of Rochester. We are united by a shared conviction that the visual system can only be understood by the coordinated effort of diverse scientists focusing on different parts of the problem.

The expertise of CVS faculty spans psychophysical, optical, physiological, computational, anatomical, and clinical approaches to visual science. The role of the center is to integrate these approaches into a coordinated research effort. Over 35 participating investigators hold their primary appointments in one of seven departments: biomedical engineeringbrain and cognitive sciences, the Flaum Eye Institute, neurology, neuroscience, the Institute of Optics, or Psychiatry. We are clustered in two main locations--the School of Medicine and Dentistry and Arts, Sciences, and Engineering. Vision research at Rochester falls within five major themes.