The Center for Vision Research, part of Brown University's interdisciplinary Institute
for Brain Science, promotes and facilitates research on biological vision,
computational aspects of machine vision, visual disorders, and the brain
mechanisms underlying vision. The CVR provides in-depth training in vision
research to postdoctoral fellows, medical residents, graduate students, and
undergraduates, and serves as a unifying organization spanning traditional
departments, as well helping to bridge the gap between basic research and clinical
Vision Research at Brown includes over 40 faculty from 10 departments. What sets
the Brown vision community apart is the unusually strong interactions between
departments, and especially between faculty members in more quantitative
disciplines (e.g. applied math, computer science, engineering, physics) and faculty
in more biological or behavior-oriented disciplines (e.g. cognitive science,
neuroscience, psychology). Our goal is to nurture multidisciplinary and translational
research. Examples include theoretical studies of vision and visual plasticity in
concert with experimental tests; biologically-inspired vision models implemented in
artificial systems; and models of visual-cortical processing to address "high-level"
visual deficits in developmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder.
The Center for Vision Research in concert with the Institute for Brain Science
supports the research of undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral
fellows through fellowships and a training grant.
The research environment is enhanced by a CVR colloquium series, in addition to
department-based seminars, that brings prominent vision researchers from diverse
disciplines to Brown.
Center for Vision Research
Brown Institute for Brain Science
Box 1953, Providence RI 02912
Michael A. Paradiso
Tracey J. Maroni
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