Vision and Eye Movements

Image Appearance Under Eye Vibration:

Viewing intermittent display while using an electric
toothbrush causes the display to appear to oscillate
at a low rate.

A CRT display
(Danny Devito in Other People's Money , 1991)

View of a LED clock while using an electric
toothbrush or an electric massager.

Digital Clock Digital Clock


Miguel García-Pérez, Ph.D.

Gang Luo, Ph.D.

Russell Woods, Ph.D.

Alex Hwang, Ph.D.

Past Postdoctoral Fellows

Fernando Vargas-Martin, PhD

Yitzhak Yitzhaky, PhD

Past Grant Support

NIH, EY05957, "Model-Based Image Enhancement for the Visually Impaired"

NIH, EY10285, "Low Vision Reading with Electronic Display"


Pundlik S, Houston K, Kumar A, Bowers A, Peli E, Lou G. (2022) Head Scanning by People with Homonymous Hemianopia with and without Hemi-spatial Neglect at Pedestrian Street Crossings, Submitted, PDF not Available.

Kumar A, Pundlik S, Peli E, Lou G. (2022) Comparison of visual SLAM and IMU in tracking head movement outdoors. Behavior Research Methods. Accepted DOI: 10.3758/s13428-022-01941-1 [ PDF 3.51MB]

Luo G, Chen Y, Doherty A, Liu R, Shi C, Wang S, Le H, Peli E. (2016) Comparison of flat and curved monitors: Eyestrain caused by intensive visual search task. In: 2016 SID International Symposium. Digest of Technical Papers, 2016, 66-2; 903-906. [PDF 707 KB ]

Tomasi M, Pundlik S, Bowers AR, Peli E, Luo G. (2016) Mobile Gaze Tracking System for Outdoor Walking Behavioral Studies. Journal of Vision, February 2016, Vol. 16, 27. doi:10.1167/16.3.27 [Free online] [PDF]

García-Pérez MA, Peli E. (2015) Aniseikonia tests: The role of viewing mode, response bias, and size–color illusions. Translational Vision Science & Technology, 2015;4(3):9. doi: 10.1167/tvst.4.3.9. [PDF 2478KB, including supplement]

Fu X, Guan X, Luo G, Peli E, Liu HB. (2012) Automatic calibration method for driver’s head orientation in natural driving environment. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. E-publication ahead of print: [ PDF 889 KB]

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García-Pérez MA, Peli E. (2011) Visual contrast sensitivity is largely unaltered during saccades. Frontiers in Psychology: Perception Science 2:247. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00247 [Online Article]

Fu X, Luo G, Peli E. (2010) Telescope aiming point tracking method for bioptic driving surveillance. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering 18(6): 628-636 [PDF 2.96 MB]

Luo G, Garaas T, Pomplun M, Peli E. (2010) Inconsistency between peri-saccadic mislocalization and compression: Evidence for separate "what" and "where" visual systems. Journal of Vision 10(12):32, 1-8 [PDF 1.02 MB]

Luo G, Vargas-Martin F, Peli E. (2009) Role of peripheral vision in saccade planning and visual stability: Learning from people with tunnel vision. Journal of Vision 8(14):25, 1-8 [PDF 349 KB]

Vera-Diaz FA, Peli E. (2009) Monocular fixation with the optic nerve head: A case report. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics 2008 28: 283-209 [PDF 5.96 MB]

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Goldstein RB, Woods RL, Peli E. (2007) Where people look when watching movies: Do all viewers look at the same place? Computers in Biology and Medicine 37(7): 957-964 [PDF 300 KB]

Vargas-Martin F, Peli E. (2006) Eye movements of patients with tunnel vision while walking. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 47(12): 5295-5302 [PDF 956 KB]

Luo G, Peli E. (2006) Use of an augmented-vision device for visual search in patients with tunnel vision. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 47(9): 4152-4159 [PDF 323 KB]

Yitzhaky Y, Peli E. (2005) Vision model based image foveation and motion estimation. Optical Engineering 44(10), 107004 [PDF 588 KB]

Barabas J, Goldstein RB, Apfelbaum H, Woods, RL, Giorgi, RG, Peli E. (2004) Tracking the line of primary gaze in a walking simulator: modeling and calibration. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers 2004 36(4): 757-770 [PDF 768 KB]

Bowers AR, Woods RL, Peli E. (2004) Preferred retinal locus and reading rate with four dynamic text presentation formats. Optometry and Vision Science 81: 205-213. [PDF 264 KB]

Jamara RJ, Peli E, Van de Velde F. (2003) Scanning eye movements in homonymous hemianopia documented by scanning laser ophthalmoscope retinal perimetry. Optometry and Vision Science 80(7): 495-504. [PDF 2.3 MB]

García-Pérez MA, Peli E. (2003) Simple non-invasive measurement of rapid eye vibration. Journal of Sound and Vibration 262: 877-888 [PDF 336 KB]

Peli E, García-Pérez MA. (2003) Motion perception during involuntary eye vibration. Experimental Brain Research 149: 431-438 [PDF 287 KB]

Peli E. (2002) The optical functional advantages of an intraocular low vision telescope. Optometry and Vision Science 79(4): 225-233 [PDF 1.74 MB]

García-Pérez MA, Peli E. (2001) Intrasaccadic perception. Journal of Neuroscience 21(18): 7313-22. [PDF 595 KB] This article was selected for highlight by Nature Reviews Neuroscience (2001) 2, 761. [NRN Highlight 1.6 MB]

García-Pérez MA, Peli E. (1999) Imputation of direction of motion in one dimension. Journal of the Optical Society of America A 16:1531-1540 [PDF 770 KB]

Fine EM, Kirschen MP, Peli E. (1996) The necessary field of view to read with an optimal stand magnifier. Journal of the Optical Society of America A 67: 382-388 [PDF 648 KB]

Fine EM, Peli E. (1995) Scrolled and rapid serial visual presentation of texts are read at similar rates by the visually impaired. Journal of the Optical Society of America A 12(10): 2286-2292. [PDF 448 KB]

Sokol S, Peli E, Moskowitz A, Reese D. (1991) Pursuit Eye Movements in Late-Onset Esotropia. Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus 28(2): ProQuest Central pg. 82 [PDF 1.46 MB]

Peli E. (1990) Visual issues in the use of a head-mounted monocular display. Optical Engineering 29(8): 883-892 [PDF 502 KB]

Peli E, Augliere RA, Timberlake GT. (1987) Feature-Based Registration of retinal images. IEEE Transactions On Medical Imaging, Vol. MI-6, No. 3, September 1987 pp.272-278. [PDF 10.2 MB]

Timberlake GT, Peli E, Essock EA, Augliere RA. (1987) Reading with a macular scotoma (II. Retinal locus for scanning text). Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 28: 1268-1274 [PDF 9.6 MB]

Peli E. (1986) Control of eye movement with peripheral vision: Implications for training of eccentric viewing. American Journal of Optometry & Physiological Optics 63(2): 113-118 [PDF 342 KB]

Timberlake GT, Mainsrer MA, Peli E, Augliere RA, Essock EA, Arend LE. (1986) Reading with a macular scotoma (I. Retinal Location of Scotoma and Fixation Area). Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 27: 1137-1147 [PDF 2.0 MB]

Peli E, McCormack, G. (1986) Blink vergence in an antimetropic patient. American Journal of Optometry and Physiological Optics 63(12): 981-984 [PDF 167 KB]

Zeevi YY, Peli E. (1984) Smooth eye-movement control with secondary visual feedback. Journal of the Optical Society of America A 1(6): 628-634 [PDF 772 KB]

Peli E, McCormack, G. (1983) Dynamics of cover test eye movements. American Journal of Optometry and Physiological Optics 60(8): 712-724 [PDF 4.23 MB]

Scheiman MM, Peli E, Libassi D. (1983) Auditory biofeedback used to enhance convergence insufficiency therapy. J Am Optom Assoc 1983 53: 1001-1003 [PDF 1.03 MB]

Zeevi YY, Peli E. (1979) Latency of peripheral saccades. Journal of the Optical Society of America 69(9): 1274-1279 [PDF 740 KB]

Zeevi YY, Peli E, Stark L. (1979) Study of eccentric fixation with secondary visual feedback. Journal of the Optical Society of America A 69(5): 669-674 [PDF 752 KB]

Peli E, Zeevi Y. (1979). Multiple visual feedback loops in eye movement control. XII International Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering. [PDF 373 KB]


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