[visionlist] Online (remote learning) resources for perception tutorials

Jenny Read jenny.read at newcastle.ac.uk
Mon Jul 20 14:28:19 -04 2020

Hi everyone,

I’m interested in this too, specifically in how to move my third-year vision science practical online.

I usually get them to measure their own contrast sensitivity function. It seems that this would be fairly easy to program up in Gorilla, https://gorilla.sc/ for example, but I don’t want to reinvent the wheel if someone has already done something similar that they’d be willing to share! I don’t really mind what they do as long as it illustrates some aspect of visual neurophysiology and produces data they can download, analyse, graph and interpret.

Any points very gratefully received!



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Hi Mark,

I wrote a set of labs for teaching psychophysics using PsychoPy. It’s call PsychoPysics and is at


The posted version is 1.0. If there’s interest/demand I might be motivated to update it to what I’m currently using.



On Jul 13, 2020, at 10:42 PM, Mark Schira <mark.schira at gmail.com<mailto:mark.schira at gmail.com>> wrote:

Dear Visionscience community
As this strange time of physical (and inevitably social...) distancing stretches on, I imagine many of us find ourselves in a situation where we need to plan and set up online tutorials, and much of the lab software and demonstrations is not very compatible with such a setting.

I was wondering if any of you have good online resources that students can engage with from home? I would be grateful for any shared resources  and inspiration.

For example I am looking for a simple, interactive lateral inhibition demo, where students can play through very simple scenarios, observe and report.

I think lateral inhibition is only one example, I think good play/experiment resources would be very precious in this time, especially as many older demos require flash or Java which most modern browsers no longer support.

All the best

Mark M. Schira, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer, University of Wollongong
Senior Research Officer, Neuroscience Research Australia
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