How does the brain allow us to see? What goes wrong in visual disorders? How can we replicate human visual functions in machines?

These are some of the questions investigated in the Active Perception Laboratory. Research in the laboratory integrates experimental and theoretical approaches to study visual perception in humans.

Our work has led to multiple findings on the role of motor behavior in the encoding of visual information and the establishment of visual representations. It has raised specific hypotheses on the developmental influences of eye movements, has resulted in new tools for experimental studies in visual neuroscience, and has led to robots directly controlled by models of neural pathways.