Canada Research Chair
Marine Koerner Chair in Brain Diseases
Biography & Research Interest:
Jason Barton obtained his MD from the University of British Columbia in 1984, where he completed a neurology residency in 1990. He was a fellow in neuro-ophthalmology at the University of Iowa from 1990 to 1991 and the University of Toronto from 1991 to 1995, and obtained his PhD from the University of Toronto in 1996. He was assistant and then associate professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, and director of neuro-ophthalmology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center from 1996 to 2004. Since 2004 he has been director of clinical neuro-ophthalmology at Vancouver General Hospital. He is currently professor in neurology, ophthalmology and visual sciences, and psychology. His research is focused on cortical processing of vision, in particular high-level object perception, such as face and word recognition, and also on the use of saccadic eye movements to explore issues of cognitive control.
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