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A/PROF Larry Abel


  • eye movement control (cognitive sciences)



Member of

  • Society for Neuroscience. member 1979 - 2009
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. member 1976 - 2009
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc. member 1970 - 2009


Selected publications


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Education and training

  • PhD, Carnegie Mellon University 1976
  • MSc, Carnegie Mellon University 1972
  • BSc, Carnegie Mellon University 1971



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • My research focus is human control of eye  movements, in a broad sense. That is, some of the research in my lab examines basic characteristics of the eye movements themselves--their speed, accuracy, reaction times and how these are affected by ageing and disease. Other work uses how the eye movements reflect cognitive functions such as the allocation of visual attention or aspects of executive function--again, in both normal individuals and in a wide range of diseases. We work with other scientists and clinicians such as optometrists, ophthalmologists, neurologists and psychiatrists as well as with engineers.