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Mengxin Wang

BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate

I am a postdoctoral research associate working with Professor Hannah Smithson. I joined the perception lab to work on the PhysFEM project as part of the Physics of Life programme, to investigate the role of fixational eye movements in optimising information sampling for visual perception. I use psychophysical methods and high-resolution eye tracking through adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscope (AO-SLO) to establish the relationship between fine-scale eye movements and performance in a variety of visual tasks, to help with theoretical and computational modelling.

I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology at University of Nottingham, followed by a Master’s degree in Research Methods in Psychology at University College London. Subsequently, I returned to Nottingham to do a PhD in psychology, investigating inter-ocular suppression and sensory eye dominance in human vision. Before moving to Oxford, I was a postdoctoral research associate at University of Cambridge, using ultra-high field fMRI to study neural mechanisms underlying visual perceptual learning.

My research interests include spatial vision, early visual processing, visual plasticity, normal and abnormal binocular vision.

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