John Douglas Crawford

Distinguished Research Professor and Canada Research Chair, York University, Canada

My lab is currently engaged in three major research projects:
• Eye-Hand Coordination (cortical mechanisms for visually guided arm movements).
• 3-D Gaze Control (neural mechanisms that rotate the eyes and head toward visual targets).
• Trans-saccadic Integration (piecing together perceptions across different gaze fixations).

To study these topics, we use rigorous computational models, visual psychophysics and 3-D motion analysis, direct neurophysiological recordings of brain activity, high resolution brain imaging (fMRI, MEG), Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), and clinical patient studies. I have found that the multi-disciplinary interplay between these approaches promotes an exciting, collaborative research environment.

Moreover, this approach seems to be bringing us closer to our ultimate goal: to understand how the brain works.

Experience

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    Distinguished Research Professor and Canada Research Chair, York University, California