Professor Melvyn Goodale FRS

Canada Research Chair in Visual Neuroscience, The Brain and Mind Institute, The University of Western Ontario, Canada

Professor Melvyn Goodale FRS

Goodale is one of the world’s leading visual neuroscientists. He was a pioneer in the study of the neural substrates of visuomotor control, first in animals and later in humans. He has demonstrated that the visual control of action is functionally independent of visual perception. With a series of elegant experiments he has refined and extended the proposal that there are two visual systems, and his account is now part of almost every textbook in vision, cognitive neuroscience, and psychology.

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