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School of Optometry and Vision Science


Relevant publications

Visual Neuroscience Laboratory

  • Li, J., Thompson, B., Ding, Z., Chan, L.Y., Chen, X., Yu, M., Deng, D. & Hess R.F. (2012). Does partial occlusion promote normal binocular function? Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 53(11), 6818-27.
  • Villeneuve, M., Thompson, B., Hess, R.F, & Casanova, C. (2012). Pattern-Motion Selective Responses in MT, MST and the Pulvinar of Humans. European Journal of Neuroscience. European Jouranl of Neroscience, 36(6):2849-58.
  • Spiegel, D., Hansen, B.C., Byblow, W. & Thompson, B. (2012). Anodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Reduces Psychophysically Measured Surround Suppression in the Human Visual Cortex. PLOS One, 7(5): e36220.
  • Aaen-Stockdate, C. and Thompson, B. (2012). Visual motion; from cortex to percept. In, Visual Cortex Current Status and Perspectives, Eds. S. Molotchnikoff and J. Rouat. InTech, Open Access.
  • Thompson, B., Villeneuve, M., Casanova, C. & Hess, R.F. (2012). Abnormal cortical processing of pattern motion in amblyopia: Evidence from fMRI. Neuroimage, 60(2), 1307-1315.
  • Black, J.M., Hess, R.F., Cooperstock, J., To, L. & Thompson, B. (2011). The measurement and treatment of suppression in amblyopia. Journal of Visualized Experiments. In Press, November 2011.
  • Hess, R.F., Thompson, B., Black, J.M., Maehara, G., Zhang, P., Bobier, W.R., To, L & Cooperstock, J. (2011). An iPod treatment for Amblyopia: an Updated Binocular Approach. Optometry. October 2011.
  • Maehara, G., Thompson, B., Mansouri, B., Farivar, R & Hess, R.F., (2011). The perceptual consequences of intraocular suppression in amblyopia. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 52 (12), 9011-9017.
  • Farivar, R., Thompson, B., Mansouri, B & Hess, R.F. (2011). Interocular suppression in strabismic amblyopia results in an attenuated and delayed hemodynamic response function in early visual cortex. Journal of Vision, 11(14), 1-16.
  • Hess, R.F, Mansouri, B. & Thompson, B. (2011). Restoration of binocular vision in amblyopia. Strabismus, 19(3):110-8.
  • Zhang, P., Bobier, W., Thompson, B. & Hess, R.F. (2011). Binocular balance in normal vision and its modulation by mean luminance. Optometry and Vision Science, Optometry and Vision Science, 88(9), 1072-9.
  • Goodman, L.K., Black, J.M., Phillips, G., Hess, R.F. & Thompson, B. (2011). Excitatory binocular interactions in two cases of alternating strabismus. J AAPOS. 15(4), 345-349
  • Li, J., Thompson, B., Lam, S.Y., Deng, D., Chan, L.Y.L., Maehara, G., Woo, G.C., & Hess, R.F. (2011). The role of suppression in amblyopia. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 52(7), 4169-76.
  • Thompson, B., Richard, A., Churan, J., Hess, R.F., Aaen-Stockdale, C. & Pack, C.C. (2011). Impaired spatial and binocular summation for motion direction discrimination in strabismic amblyopia. Vision Research. 51(6), 577-584 
  • Long, T., Thompson, B., Blum, J.R., Maehara, G., Hess, R.F. & Cooperstock, J.R. (2011). A game platform for the treatment of amblyopia. . IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation, 19(3), 280-289.
  • Black, JM, Thompson, B., Maehara, G. & Hess, R.F. (2011). A compact clinical instrument for quantifying suppression. Optometry and Vision Science, 88(2), 334-343 
  • Li, X, Mullen, K.T., Thompson, B. & Hess, R.F. (2011). Effective connectivity anomalies in human amblyopia. Neuroimage, 54(1), 505-516.
  • Thompson, B. (2010). The changing face of amblyopia. Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, 47(5), 391-3.
  • Thompson, B., Mansouri, B., Koski, L., Thompson, B. (2010). From motor cortex to visual cortex: the application of non-invasive brain stimulation to amblyopia. Developmental Psychobiology. In Press.
  • Mullen, KT., Thompson, B. & Hess, R.F. (2010). Responses of the human visual cortex and LGN to achromatic and chromatic temporal modulations: An fMRI study. Journal of Vision, 10(13), 1-13.
  • Li, J., Lam, C., Yu, M., Hess, R.F., Chan, L., Maehara, G., Woo, G., Thompson, B. (2010). Quantifying sensory eye dominance in the normal visual system: a new technique and insights into variation across traditional tests. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 87, 697-704.
  • Hess, R.F., Thompson, B,. Gole, G, A. and Mullen, K.T. (2010). The amblyopic deficit and its relationship to geniculo-cortical processing streams. Journal of Neurophysiology , 104, 475-483.
  • Hess, R.F, Thomson, B and Mansouri, B. A binocular approach to the treatment of amblyopia, Optometry and Vision Science: 87(9), 697-704.
  • Hess, R.F., Mansouri, B & Thompson, B. (2010). A binocular approach to the treatment of amblyopia in adults well beyond the critical period of visual development. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience , 28, 793-802.
  • Hansen, B.C., Thompson, B., Hess, R.F. and Ellemburg, D. (2010). Extracting the Internal Representation of Faces from Human Brain Activity: An Analogue to Reverse Correlation, Neuroimage,  51, 373-90.
  • Barnes, G.R., Li, X., Thompson, B., Singh, K.D., Dumoulin, S.O., & Hess, R.F. (2010). Decreased grey matter density in the lateral geniculate nuclei of human amblyopes. Investigative ophthalmology and vision science, 51, 1432-1438.
  • Hess, R.F., Li, X., Lu, G., Thompson, B., & Hansen, B.C. (2010). The contrast dependence of the cortical fMRI deficit in amblyopia; a selective loss at higher contrasts. Human brain mapping, 31(8), 1233-1248.
  • Thompson, B., Aaen-Stockdale, C., Koski, L., & Hess, R.F. (2009). A double dissociation between striate and extrastriate visual cortex for pattern motion perception revealed using rTMSHuman brain mapping, 30 (10), 3115-3126, 3115-3126.
  • Hess, R.F., Thompson, B., Gole, G., & Mullen, K.T. (2009). Deficient responses from the lateral geniculate nucleus in humans with amblyopia. The European journal of neuroscience, 29 (5), 1064-1070.
  • Hess, R.F., Mansouri, B., Thompson, B., & Gheorghiu, E. (2009). Latent stereopsis for motion-in-depth in strabismic amblyopia. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science, 50, 5006-5016.
  • Hess, R.F., LI, X., Mansouri, B., Thompson, B., & Hansen, B.C. (2009). Selectivity as well as sensitivity loss characterises the cortical spatial frequency deficit in amblyopia. Human Brain Mapping, 30 (12),  4054-4069, 4054-4069.
  • Aaen-Stockdale, C., Thompson, B., Huang, P.C., & Hess, R.F. (2009). Low-level mechanisms may contribute to paradoxical motion perceptsJournal of Vision, 9 (5), 1-14.
  • Thompson, B., Troje, N.F., Hansen, B.C., & Hess, R.F. (2008). Amblyopic perception of biological motion. http://www.journalofvision.org/content/8/4/22 Journal of vision, 8 (4), 22 21-14.
  • Thompson, B., Mansouri, B., Koski, L., & Hess, R.F. (2008). Brain plasticity in the adult: modulation of function in amblyopia with rTMS. Current biology : CB, 18 (14), 1067-1071.
  • Thompson, B., Farivar, R., Hansen, B.C., & Hess, R.F. (2008). A dichoptic projection system for visual psychophysics in fMRI scanners.  Journal of neuroscience methods, 168 (1), 71-75.
  • Thompson, B., Aaen-Stockdale, C.R., Mansouri, B., & Hess, R.F. (2008). Plaid perception is only subtly impaired in strabismic amblyopia. Vision research, 48 (11), 1307-1314.
  • Mansouri, B., Thompson, B., & Hess, R.F. (2008). Measurement of suprathreshold binocular interactions in amblyopia.Vision research, 48 (28), 2775-2784.
  • Hansen, B.C., Farivar, R., Thompson, B., & Hess, R.F. (2008). A critical band of phase alignment for discrimination but not recognition of human faces.Vision research, 48 (25), 2523-2536.
  • Deblieck, C., Thompson, B., Iacoboni, M., & Wu, A.D. (2008). Correlation between motor and phosphene thresholds: a transcranial magnetic stimulation study. Human brain mapping, 29 (6), 662-670.
  • Aaen-Stockdale, C., Thompson, B., Hess, R.F., & Troje, N.F. (2008). Biological motion perception is cue-invariant. Journal of vision, 8 (8), 6 1-11.   
  • Thompson, B., Hansen, B.C., Hess, R.F., & Troje, N.F. (2007). Peripheral vision: good for biological motion, bad for signal noise segregation? Journal of vision, 7 (10), 12 11-17.
  • Thompson, B., & Liu, Z. (2006). Learning motion discrimination with suppressed and un-suppressed MT. Vision research, 46 (13), 2110-2121.

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