Dr Jan Lauritzen

Dr Jan Lauritzen graduated in neuroscience from St. Catharine's College Cambridge in 1997, followed by an MPhil on computational modelling of contrast processing in the mammalian visual cortex.

Jan completed the research for his PhD (Contrast Normalisation and the Visual Coding of Contrasts in Natural Images) in 2001 in the Department of Physiology at Cambridge.

He worked as a Lecturer in Vision Science in the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Ulster from 2001-2008, and is currently a Senior Lecturer in Physiology in the School of Life Sciences at Kingston University.

Jan's research focuses on human psychophysics of early visual processes in the retina, primary visual cortex and extrastriate areas, and computer modelling of those processes. In collaborations, Jan also has a wider multidisciplinary interest in computer modelling of physiological and biological processes in general, and the design of psychophysical protocols for sensory physiology and clinical evaluation of human vision.

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Example of an image degraded by a model cataract derived from Monet's paintings.
Example of an image degraded by a model cataract derived from Monet's paintings

Selected Publications

  1. Lauritzen JS, Pierscionek B (2012) Extracting Monet's cataract: Simulating a specific visual defect from impressionist paintings, in press, Perception. Presented at AVA Chrsitmas meeting 2012.
  2. Vidinova M, Reinhardt-Rutland A, Pierscionek B, Lauritzen J, (2011), Motion perception and aging at scotopic light levels, Perception 40 ECVP Abstract Supplement, page 92
  3. LITTLE, JA, LAURITZEN, JS, WOODHOUSE, JM, SAUNDERS, KJ, (2008). Vernier acuity in Down Syndrome. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 50: 567-572.
  4. NAUGHTON, V; NAUGHTON, PJ; LAURITZEN, JS; HEDEMANN, MS. (2008). Characteristic of duodenal myoelectric activity in relation to food in piglets during the 3rd and 4th week of life. LIVESTOCK SCIENCE 114 (1):11-18.
  5. LITTLE, JA, WOODHOUSE, JM, LAURITZEN, JS, SAUNDERS, KJ, (2007). The impact of optical factors on resolution acuity in children with Down syndrome Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 48: 3995-4001
  6. LAURITZEN, JS & TOLHURST, DJ, (2005). Contrast constancy in natural scenes in shadow or direct light: A proposed role for contrast-normalisation (non-specific suppression) in visual cortex, Network-Computation In Neural Systems, 16 (2-3): 151-173 JUN-SEP

 

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CBC talk “CNS drug discovery targeting Alzheimer’s disease” Professor Rashid Deane, University of Rochester, USA

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Digital Information Research Centre (DIRC) Seminar – 15 June

Digital Information Research Centre (DIRC) Seminar Date:                     Wednesday 15th June 2016 Time:                    15.00-16.00 Venue:                 PRJG2008 Speaker: …

RPS poster meeting

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Dr ElShaer and his group attended the Royal Pharmaceutical Society meeting on Tuesday 10 November 2015. …

ERS presentation:

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Dr. Reem Kayyali presented an oral presentation in the European Respiratory Conference in Amsterdam in September …

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Dr. Roshan Siva, a respiratory consultant from Croydon NHS Trust and Dr. Reem Kayyali, associate professor …

Kingston Researchers Present at the 2015 Controlled Release Society Conference in Edinburgh

Ali Athab Al-kinani (PhD student) and Dr. Hamdy Abdelkader (Visiting Research Fellow) presented at the 2015 …

DDDPC students win prizes at the 3rd IhSHA conference

Zeinab Fathalla and Dr Anil Vangala

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