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The Centre for Vision Research (CVR) at York University is an international leader in human and machine vision research. Uniting researchers from psychology, computer science & engineering, biology and kinesiology & health science, work at the centre is highly interdisciplinary and collaborative, rooted in a fundamental research programme that merges techniques in human psychophysics, visual neuroscience and computational theory. Leading-edge facilities include a 3T fMRI scanner, a six-sided immersive virtual reality room, and a wide array of visuo-robotic platforms.

The CVR is home to a rich history of scientific discovery and technological innovation with real-world consequences. Our vision health research tackles the problems of strokes, migraines, brain disorders, autism and visual deficits in Canada's aging population. Vision technology application areas include medical and assistive devices, visual security, search-and-rescue, 3D film, and augmented reality systems used in collaboration with NASA and the aerospace industry.



CVR seminar, BSB163

2:00pm, Fri, 28 Oct

Title: From RAW to sRGB and Back: Modeling the Digital Camera Pipeline
Michael Brown (York CRC in Computer Vision)


Biological Vision

Computer Vision & Graphics

fMRI Neuroimaging Facility




Opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows


NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience in
Vision Science & Applications




We welcome collaboration with private and public sector partners


New Publication in the journal Scientific Reports:  International collaboration yields the Southampton-York Natural Scenes (SYNS) Dataset.

Professor Scott Adler awarded research gift to study C-section births

World leading vision research program receives Canada's premiere grant

York research identifies potential treatment for visual disorders

CVR student Amir Sajad (Crawford lab) interviewed with CBC Radio International

CVR graduate students Benjamin Voloh (Womelsdorf lab) and Nada Elasal (Elder lab) take top two prizes in 3MT(Three Minute Thesis) research competition

Lassonde professor brings high school students' robot to life

Research shows how brain differentiates similar memories