ECEM 2007 

University of Potsdam, College of Human Sciences, Department of Psychology 14th European Conference on Eye Movements
14th European Conference on Eye Movements
19-23 August 2007 in Potsdam, Germany

Invited Speaker

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Susana Martinez-Conde

Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, USA

Susana Martinez-Conde did her PhD in Spain, followed by postdoctoral studies in David Hubel's laboratory at Harvard Medical School. She has since directed laboratories at University College London and currently at the Barrow Neurological Institute.


One of her main research lines focuses on how fixational eye movements drive visual physiology and perception. Our visual system has a built-in contradiction: when we fixate our gaze on an object of interest, our eyes are never still. Therefore the perception and physiology of fixational eye movements are critical to understanding vision, as well as the neural computations that work to overcome adaptation.

Selected publications

Martinez-Conde S, Macknik SL, Troncoso XG, Dyar TA (2006). "Microsaccades counteract visual fading during fixation". Neuron 49: 297-305.

Martinez-Conde S (2006). "Fixational eye movements in normal and pathological vision". Progress in Brain Research 154: 151-176.

Martinez-Conde S, Macknik SL, Hubel DH (2004). "The role of fixational eyemovements in visual perception". Nature Reviews Neuroscience 5: 229-240.

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