21st May 2018 – Manuel Spitschan, University of Oxford

Manuel SpitschanDr Manuel Spitschan (Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford) read psychology at the University of St Andrews and completed his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania. After a short post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University/VA Palo Alto, he joined the University of Oxford as a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow in September 2017, and was appointed as a Biomedical Sciences Junior Research Fellow at Linacre College in October 2017. Dr Spitschan is interested in visual and non-visual responses to light in humans, the biological mechanisms in the retina that mediate it, and the precise quantification and display of visual stimuli to examine these responses.