About me.

I study how development of visual system contributes to adaptive perception and action, with a strong focus on neural mechanisms.

My work involves:

  1. behavioural psychophysics and eye-tracking to study developmental change
  2. neuroimaging methods to understand the neural processes that support this change
  3. fitting these data with formal models of neurocognitive processing to test quantitative hypotheses about underlying processes

My previous work on normal visuomotor development has allowed me to perfect my methods and procedures for use with children aged 5-15 years.

I am now adapting these methods for children with developmental disorders to study atypical development and plasticity at the brain level, and help develop new assessment and treatment evaluation methods.


PhD, Birkbeck, University of London
2007 - 2011
supervised by with Prof. Mark Johnson, Prof Denis Mareschal, and Prof Marty Sereno
Thesis: Object representations in the developing dorsal and ventral stream

MSc Brain and Behaviour, University of Amsterdam
2006 - 2007
Dissertation: Infant eye-movement responses to dynamic visual stimuli, with Prof. Annette Karmiloff-Smith, Birkbeck, University of London

Doctoral (MSc+BSc) Psychology / Medical Biology, University of Amsterdam
2001 - 2007
Dissertation: Cortical face processing in familial prosopagnosia, Dr. Scholte

Dr Tessa Dekker

UCL Institute of Ophthalmology
11-43 Bath Street
London, UK

0207 608 6819


The Child Vision Lab