Doug Crawford completed his PhD in Physiology at Western University in 1993 and then spent two years as an MRC Fellow at the Montreal Neurological Institute, before joining the York Department of Psychology in 1995. For the past 21 years his work at the York Centre for Vision Research has focused on the control of visual gaze in 3D space, eye-hand coordination, and spatial memory during eye movements. This has resulted in over 140 papers in publications such as Nature, Science and Annual Review of Neuroscience, and has garnered numerous awards, inculding the 2004 Steacie Prize and 2018 York President's Research Excellence Award. He has trained over 60 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, so far guiding more than 25 of these into long-term research, clinical and teaching positions. He founded the York Neurophysiology Labs, the York Graudate Diploma Program in Neuroscience, and the Canadian Action and Perception Network (CAPnet), and co-founded the 'Brain in Action' International Research Training Program, with partners in Germany. Currently, he is the Scientific Director of the CFREF-funded program, Vision: Science to Applications (VISTA).
Vision: Science to Applications (VISTA) Program Scientific Director
Canada Research Chair Tier I - 2007 CIHR
The Steacie Prize - 2004
Currently available to supervise graduate students: Yes
Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: Yes
Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: Yes
Systems, cognitive, and computational neuroscience; Visuospatial Memory. Visual-Motor Transformations. Neural mechanisms and computational principles used by the brain to perceive 3-D space and generate accurate 3-D orienting movements. Visual consequences and control of eye movements, eye + head gaze shifts, and visually guided arm movements.
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