UBC Perception & Action Lab

Visual Performance & Oculomotor Mobility Lab

Dr. Miriam Spering

Current Collaborators


UBC

Thalia Field, MD PhD (Neurology)
Martin McKeown, MD PhD (Neurology & Pacific Parkinson's Research Centre)
Terry McKaig (Head Coach, UBC Baseball)
Dinesh K. Pai, Ph.D. (Computer Science)

New York University

Marisa Carrasco, Ph.D. (Psychology)
Tony Movshon, Ph.D. & Romesh Kumbhani, Ph.D. (Center for Neural Science)
Dan Javitt, MD & Elisa Dias, Ph.D. (Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research)

CNRS Marseille, France

Anna Montagnini, Ph.D. (Institut de Neurosciences Cognitives)

Recent lab visitors (hosted by M. Spering)


Richard Andersen (Caltech)

Neuroscience Colloquium talk on May 6, 2016 on "Decoding imagined movements from the posterior parietal cortex of tetraplegic humans"

Jody Culham (Neuroscience, Western University)

Neuroscience Colloquium talk on September 26, 2014 on "Human neuroimaging of real objects and real actions"

Dan Javitt (Psychiatry, NYU)

Neuroscience Colloquium talk on June 20, 2014 on "What can the study of schizophrenia tell us about about the role of NMDA receptors in normal cognition?"

Marisa Carrasco (Psychology & Neural Science, NYU)

Neuroscience Colloquium talk on April 11, 2014 on "Attention: where perception and cognition meet"

Douglas Crawford (Neuroscience, York University)

Neuroscience Colloquium talk on October 18, 2013 on "How vision becomes action in the gaze control system"

Michael Goldberg (Neuroscience, Columbia University)

Neuroscience Colloquium talk on September 20, 2013 on "Attention and arousal in the parietal cortex"

Dennis Levi (Optometry, UC Berkeley)

Neuroscience Colloquium talk on May 31, 2013 on "Removing the brakes on plasticity in the adult visual system"

Mel Goodale (Neuroscience, Western University)

Neuroscience Colloquium talk on April 5, 2013 on "Blindsight in action: What patients with damage to primary visual cortex tell us about the neural substrates of visually guided actions"

Doug Munoz (Neuroscience, Queen's University)

Neuroscience Colloquium talk on November 9, 2012 on "Using eye movements to probe brain function and dysfunction"

Stephen Lisberger (Neurobiology, Duke University)

Neuroscience Colloquium talk on March 2, 2012 on "How the brain gets its notion of motion"

Tony Movshon (Center for Neural Science, NYU, New York)

Neuroscience Colloquium talk on Nov 4, 2011 on "Brain mechanisms of visual perception"

Alain Berthoz (College de France, Paris)

Visual Cognitive Neuroscience Colloquium talk on August 20, 2011 on "A selection of ideas on gaze"

Miriam Spering

Dr. Miriam Spering

Assistant Professor UBC Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Peter Wall Faculty Associate
Member of the Center for Brain Health
Graduate Program in Neuroscience
ICORD International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries

MA (Diplom) in Psychology, Heidelberg/Germany (2002)
PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) in Psychology with Karl Gegenfurtner, Giessen/Germany (2006)
Postdoc in Psychology & Neuroscience with Marisa Carrasco, NYU (2008-2010)
Download NIH biosketch [pdf]

Contact: miriam.spering[at]ubc.ca


Current Lab Members

Jolande Fooken

Jolande Fooken

PhD student Neuroscience UBC

Austin Rothwell

Austin Rothwell

Research Assistant

Funding: NSERC-USRA / NSERC

Kiran Mann

Kiran Mann

Research Assistant

Pearson Wyder-Hodge

Pearson Wyder-Hodge

Research Assistant



Lab Alumni

Dimitri Palidis

Dimitri Palidis

Research Assistant (2015-16)

Current: Masters, Western Univ.

Eric Chu

Eric Chu

Directed studies (2016)

Current: Masters, UBC

Philipp Kreyenmeyer

Philipp Kreyenmeier

Visiting student (2015-16)

Funding: Studienstiftung

Current: Masters, Glasgow, UK

Kaity Lalonde

Kaity Lalonde

Masters student (2013-15)

Funding: NSERC

Current: UBC Medicine

Sumeet Mutti

Sumeet Mutti

Summer student (2015)

Funding: NSERC-USRA

Current: Masters, UBC

Armaan Malhotra

Armaan Malhotra

Summer student (2013)

Current: UBC Medicine

Alex Tao

Alex Tao

Summer student (2013)

Funding: NSERC-USRA

Current: Deloitte Ltd. Calgary

Melissa Wan

Melissa Wan

Summer student (2013)

Current: UBC Medicine

Jeff Wang

Jeff Wang

Summer student (2013)

Funding: SSRP

Current: Resident Family Medicine

Aenne Brielmann

Aenne Brielmann

Summer student (2012)

Funding: Studienstiftung

Current: PhD, NYU Psych
Janick Edinger

Janick Edinger

Summer student (2012)

Funding: Studienstiftung

Current: PhD, Mannheim Comp Sci
Jolande Fooken

Jolande Fooken

Summer student (2012)

Current: PhD in the lab!
Sally Ke

Sally Ke

Work-study student (2011-2012)

Funding: SSRP, NSERC

Current: Resident Family Medicine
Elsie Wang

Elsie Wang

Summer student (2012)

Funding: SSRP

Current: Melbourne Dental School
Jessica Lam

Jessica Lam

Summer student (2011)

Current: NYU Dental School