GABAergic Function and Dysfunction in Visual Perception

Hosted By: Clinical Vision Sciences Technical Group

28 October 2021, 12:00 - 14:00 - Eastern Daylight Time (UTC - 04:00)

You are invited to join us for this special session focused on GABAergic function and dysfunction in visual perception. A series of studies in human subjects over the last 10 years have advanced the idea that there are individual differences in GABA concentration in human occipital cortex, and that these individual differences are related to differences in visual perception via suppressive mechanisms. Moreover, there is evidence that neuropsychiatric abnormalities (ASD, schizophrenia, and depression) are associated with alterations in GABA tone and perception. This session reviews psychophysical and MRI spectroscopic measurements putatively related to GABA function in people with neuropsychiatric disorders and in a neurotypical population.

Invited speakers:

  • Steven Dakin, University of Auckland
  • Scott Murray, University of Washington
  • Caroline E. Robertson, Dartmouth College
  • Duje Tadin, University of Rochester


  • Geoff Aguirre, University of Pennsylvania
  • Holly Bridge, John Radcliffe Hospital

This special session is being hosted by the Clinical Vision Sciences Technical Group and the Vision Technical Group along with the Fall Vision Meeting Planning Committee.