Dr. Alan Saul's lab studies how the brain processes time, especially in terms of thalamic function, using electrophysiological methods primarily. Dr. Saul performs clinical and animal testing of retinal function, and works on improving methods for these tests, in particular in human multifocal electroretinography.
Summary: Dr. Saul's work focuses on how the brain processes time, using electrophysiological methods.
Key research areas:
Making clinical multifocal ERG testing more patient friendly, natural, and useful to clinicians.
Development of novel methods for testing retinal function in humans and rodents
Finding methods for early diagnosis of retinal dysfunction caused by diseases such as diabetes
Applying sheaf theory to understand how the brain performs local-global transformations
Psychophysical testing of timing variations across populations
Primary Specialty: Electrophysiology
B.S. Mathematics California Institute of Technology
M.S. Mathematics West Virginia University
PhD Applied Mathematics Brown University
Postdoctoral research Dalhouse University and University of Pittsburg