Ashley M. Clark


I’m a PhD student at the University of Rochester in the Center for Visual Science and Brain and Cognitive Science Department. I received my B.S. in Biology from Keene State College, where I worked as a lab manager and instructor in the Health Sciences department.

I currently work in the Active Perception Lab under Dr. Martina Poletti. In order to explore the question of how we visually interpret our surroundings, our lab studies the psychophysics, neuroanatomy, and movements of the eye. Fine spatial vision relies almost entirely on a 1° region of our retina known as the foveola - just the size of your index fingernail at arms length. By studying the relationship between active perception and microscopic eye movements, I hope to learn more about how this small foveal region plays such a critical role in central vision and high acuity tasks.

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