Ben Thompson

Professor, Optometry and Vision Science

Contact Information

Telephone: 519-888-4567 x39398
Location: OPT 332

Professor | Optometry and Vision Science, Faculty of Science

Human Visual Neuroscience Laboratory

Dr. Ben Thompson is a professor in the Department of Optometry and Vision Science, working out of the Human Visual Neuroscience Laboratory. Thompson’s research is concerned with human visual cortex development and plasticity. With regard to aviation, he is interested in techniques that can enhance performance on new visual tasks such as those encountered during training programs for pilots and air traffic controllers. 

Graduate Supervision: Dr. Thompson is currently on assignment in Hong Kong and as only able to accept graduate students as a co-supervisor. His graduate students work on a variety of topics relating to human visual cortex neuroplasticity. 

Selected Publications:

  • Abuleil D, McCulloch D, Thompson B. (2020). Modulation of binocular rivalry with rapid monocular visual stimulation. European Journal of Neuroscience. 
  • Raveendan RN, Krishnan AK, Thompson B. (2020). Reduced fixation stability induced by peripheral viewing does not contribute to crowding. Journal of Vision. Vol.20, 3. 
  • Raveendran RN, Tsang K, Tiwana D, Chow A, Thompson B. (2020). Anodal transcranial direct current stimulation reduces collinear lateral inhibition in normal peripheral vision. PLOS One. 15 (5).