Ashley Clark


Currently, I’m a PhD Student at the University of Rochester studying Brain and Cognitive Science in the Active Perception Lab under Dr. Martina Poletti. I received my Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from Keene State College in New Hampshire.

My research interests include visual perception, and how the human brain interprets it’s surroundings. Human vision is a critical and complex sensory system. From a young age, I've always been interested in how we visually interpret out surroundings. In looking at the relationship of perception and fixational eye movements, I hope to learn more about how the fovea plays such a critical role in central vision.

One thing that I believe is vital in the field of science is accessibility. Social media provides an outlet for sharing information casually and regularly with the general public. I often post about exciting new findings in vision research, ways I manage a healthy work life balance, how to be environmentally conscious, etc. Checkout my twitter feed!