Postdoctoral Research Scientist
My research focuses on the structural and functional organisation of the human visual system. This encompasses the relation between white matter organisation and cortical function, mapping and modelling visual sensory processing and the plastic reorganisation of visual cortex following impairment.
At FMRIB, I am part of a MRC-funded programme investigating binocular vision and stereopsis. By using non-invasive, ultra-high field MRI we can resolve brain structures and processes in fine detail, revealing the regions involved in binocular vision and the mechanisms that underpin depth perception.
Ultimately, this work aims to address fundamental biological questions about the nature of binocular vision, but also to inform clinical issues in those who experience visual impairment.
Perception and Processing of Faces in the Human Brain Is Tuned to Typical Feature Locations.
de Haas B. et al, (2016), J Neurosci, 36, 9289 - 9302
Extrastriate projections in human optic radiation revealed by fMRI-informed tractography
Alvarez I. et al, (2015), Brain Structure and Function, 220, 2519 - 2532
Comparing different stimulus configurations for population receptive field mapping in human fMRI
Alvarez I. et al, (2015), Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9
Microstructural differences in the thalamus and thalamic radiations in the congenitally deaf
Lyness RC. et al, (2014), NeuroImage, 100, 347 - 357
On the Role of Suppression in Spatial Attention: Evidence from Negative BOLD in Human Subcortical and Cortical Structures
Gouws AD. et al, (2014), Journal of Neuroscience, 34, 10347 - 10360