Word Training

by the Human Vision and Eye-Movement (HVEM) laboratory, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
Behind The Scenes

The HVEM lab is headed by Jason Barton, and has researchers from a range of backgrounds. The lab uses a range of techniques (behavioural, eye-movement, neuroimaging, and psychophysical) to investigate the mechanisms involved in word recognition, reading training and eye-movements in healthy and patient populations.

Below are the members of the lab involved in word recognition, reading training, and eye-movement research.

HVEM Lab Members

Jason Barton - Director. Received his MD at British Columbia and his PhD at Toronto. Created the lab in 1996 at Harvard to explore his interests.

Cristina Rubino - Master's Student. Completed her BSc at Toronto and joined the lab in 2013. She investigates the rehabilitation of hemianopic dyslexia, as well as eye movement behaviour in healthy populations.

Alisdair Taylor - Postdoctoral Fellow. He joined the lab in 2014.His research interests include face processing, eye movement behaviour and the cognitive processes involved in risky-decision making in patients with Parkinson’s disease.


Summer Students

Shanna Yeung - Highschool Summer Student. Completing her highschool degree at Point Grey Secondary School. Joined the lab in 2013. Her research interests include investigating saccdic eye movements in healthy populations.





Carol Bao - Undergraduate Summer Student. Completing her BSc at UBC. Joined the lab in 2014. Her research interests include investigating behavioural and eye movement differences in people with pure alexia and hemianopic dyslexia.