Welcome to my website. I’m Jenny Read, a Professor of Vision Science at the Institute of Neuroscience at Newcastle University, and a member of Newcastle’s Centre for Behaviour and Evolution. My particular interest is “3D” or stereo depth perception, also known as stereopsis. As sketched out here, I study pretty much all aspects of this ability, ranging from detailed psychophysical measurements of depth perception, to computational models of the underlying neuronal mechanisms, to stereopsis in other species, to clinical disorders of vision, to commercial applications of 3D display technologies. You’ll find my Google Scholar profile here.
The major projects ongoing in the lab at the moment are “Man, Mantis and Machine”, looking at insect 3D vision, and ASTEROID, developing a new vision test for children. You can read much more about these projects at the links provided.
A lot of my research uses volunteers who participate in my experiments probing human vision. If you have volunteered in one of my experiments, thank you so much! We couldn’t do it without you. I have a page specially for people who have participated in my research, where I explain what we have learnt with your help.
You can use the tabs above to navigate these pages. You’ll find all my published papers and details of talks given by me and other lab members. There’s also Matlab code relating to many of my publications.
Or you might prefer to check out this overview of my research or see my public engagement activities. Or you might simply want to look at a random assortment of photographs showing the sorts of activities that go on in the lab. You can also check out our lab blog. It’s a random assortment of thoughts and progress reports from various team members, providing a glimpse into life in the lab. ASTEROID has its own dedicated blog.
Please get in touch if you want to know more.
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