The Ron Douglas Symposium - ‘More than pupil informatics’
Light flux sensing, non-image forming pathways, blindsight, clinical applications and 'fish'!
Symposium with emphasis on Pupil Informatics
The mechanisms that control the functions of the pupil of the eye continue to fascinate scientists, engineers, marine biologists and clinicians alike. Recent discoveries account for much of the pupil light reflex response and also reveal pupil components that are specific to stimulus attributes such as colour, motion, flicker and spatial structure that normally require central cortical processing of visual signals in humans and other species. The exact mechanism involved and the correlation with visual responses to such stimulus attributes remain poorly understood. We also propose to examine the role ipRGCs play in light flux sensing, pupillary responses, the control of circadian rhythms and ‘blindsight’.
Ron investigated many vision-related, research topics, but pupils and more recently the role of melanopsin in vision come close towards the top when ranking his research interests.
This symposium aims to enable informal discussion and dissemination of the latest findings on these topics.
We are very excited to have contributions from the following:
- Jonathan T. Erichsen (Cardiff University)
- Chris Hull (City, University of London)
- John Barbur (City, University of London)
- James Sadler (Qinetiq)
- Michael Powner (City, University of London)
- Ma’ayan Semo / Stuart Peirson (Oxford University)
- Robert Lucas (Manchester University)
- Ron Douglas (City University of London)
- Katie Thomas (Natural History Museum)
We hope you will be able to participate in our symposium to celebrate Ron’s scientific achievements and to join us in wishing Ron and Heather the very best.
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