Martin Banks, PhD

Professor Emeritus Optometry and Vision Science

Research Interests

Visual space perception and sensory combination

My research involves three topics: (1) the use of motion and stereoscopic information to determine the spatial layout of the visible environment and one's motion through that environment, (2) the combination of information from more than one sense modality (e.g., vision and touch), (3) the construction and evaluation of devices for creating useful virtual environments (e.g., vision, vestibular, and touch). In all cases, we are particularly interested in determining how efficiently human observers utilize the available stimulus information while performing perceptual tasks and also in applying the results to emerging technologies such as virtual reality.


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