The focus of our research is on recovery of visual function in humans with amblyopia beyond the critical period. Our research, using perceptual learning and videogame play suggests that substantial neural plasticity may exist in the visual system of adults with amblyopia. Our long-range objectives are to understand the mechanisms that limit spatial vision in humans with amblyopia, with the ultimate goal of developing new approaches aimed at more effective treatment.
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African American activists have long recognized the potential power of visual imagery to advance their quest for self-determination. Faculty member Leigh Raiford, in a new book, explores the role of photography in the black freedom struggle — from the heyday of the white lynch mob to the Civil Rights movement and the Black Power era.