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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

2:00pm, Fri, 28 April,  Sherman IPH seminar room

The role of audiovisual temporal processing in speech perception

Ryan Stevenson (Western)


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

VISTA (Vision: Science to Applications)

York CVR-VISTA Vision Science Summer School




We welcome collaboration with private and public sector partners


CVR members close knowledge gap on the ‘plasticity’ of brain cell connections

Call for Papers: 14th Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV 2017), Edmonton, Canada

Laurence Harris- Bodies in (Outer) Space - Canadian Space Agency

CVR member Shayna RosenBaum receives INS Early Career Award

Media coverage of the York tumbling room, sphere room, and large-field graphics display led by Laurence Harris

Postdoctoral Fellowship Position in Computer Vision is available

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