In the Active Vision Lab we study how vision is used to provide the information we need to complete our activities of everyday life.
Two key questions if we are to understand how vision supports behaviour are where we look and what we encode and retain from the places that we look at. Our research centres around these two questions, ranging from developing and testing models of how we decide where and when to move the eyes, to testing what information people encode and remember about what they have seen.
A particular emphasis in our lab is the importance of studying vision in the context of natural behaviour in real environments, rather than exclusively in laboratory settings. Thus our work is a mix of traditional laboratory-based studies, informed by real world observation, and studying vision in the wild, as people go about real world activities.
Current and past funders of research in the AVL