The processing of simple visual forms is limited by neural resources that lie early in the visual pathway and that mature early in development. These processes execute very quickly.  More complex visual tasks engage later stages of the visual pathway that develop over an extended period of time. These processes take more time to complete.

We are tracking the development of a set of tasks that vary in complexity in order to understand how development proceeds at different levels of the visual pathway.

Current projects:

  • Brain mechanisms underlying face and text processing
  • Temporal limits on simple and complex visual tasks during normal visual development