Aaron Johnson

Aaron Johnson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Concordia University. He is one of the co-principal investigators of the Concordia Vision Laboratory in the Psychology Department, and is a member of the Center for Studies in Learning and Performance. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Glasgow in 2002, and then worked as a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Ophthalmology at McGill University until 2006, when he came to Concordia. Aaron’s research investigates aspects of human vision. His basic research program involves human perception of natural scenes, and how humans rapidly encode the most relevant information. He uses a number of techniques including computational neuroscience, psychophysics and recording eye movements. His clinical research program studies patients with low vision, and designing research driven rehabilitation methods. This work is done in collaboration with the Montreal Association for the Blind – Mackay Rehabilitation Centre near the Loyola Campus of Concordia University. Aaron’s work has been published in the Journal of Vision, Vision Research, Visual Neuroscience, and the Journal of the Optical Society of America. He regularly presents at conferences of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS), the European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology (ARVO), and the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science. His work is funded by the Natural Sciences, and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).