[visionlist] Vaegan seminar: Dr Arijit Chakraborty (Chicago College of Optometry)

Juno Kim juno.kim at unsw.edu.au
Wed Oct 12 20:01:49 -04 2022

[Dear friends, Please see below for information about our next Vaegan seminar, Best, Juno]

Speaker: Dr Arijit Chakraborty (Chicago College of Optometry)

Title: Neuromodulation of human visual cortex: mechanism and treatment

Time/Date: 1-2pm Friday 14 October 2022 (AEDT)

Location: Zoom (link below)


Neuromodulation of the human visual cortex is a powerful tool, not only to understand the neurophysiological mechanisms underlying visual processing deficits but it also provides us with a unique opportunity to treat such deficits using a targeted brain-based approach. At the Vaegan seminar, Dr. Ari Chakraborty will describe his recent work on using various neuromodulation techniques, including transcranial magnetic stimulation, transcranial direct current stimulation, perceptual learning, and aerobic exercises on exploring striate and extrastriate visual processing. Additionally, he would outline his work on developing a multimodal treatment model by neuromodulating targeted brain areas for conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, amblyopia, and convergence insufficiency.

Dr. Ari Chakraborty is a tenure-track assistant professor and the assistant director of research within the Chicago College of Optometry at Midwestern University. He is an adjunct faculty at the University of Waterloo, Canada, and Rush University, Chicago, USA. Ari completed his PhD at the School of Optometry and Vision Science at the University of Auckland with Professor Ben Thompson. Following that, Ari did a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Waterloo and served as a Brain Canada Fellow at the University of British Columbia. Currently, at Midwestern University, Ari directs the Translational Vision Science lab (TVSLab), where he is actively involved in research on understanding the neurophysiological basis of higher visual processing deficits and developing treatment modalities to harness neuroplasticity to treat such visual deficits in adults and children. The TVSLab uses a range of advanced vision science methods from visual psychophysics, non-invasive brain stimulation, eye tracking, to video games to address both mechanistic and multimodal treatment questions in visual neuroscience.

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