Seeing Sense: unlocking the secrets of the eye

Palestine Eye Care Project

27th January 2015

Professor Ian Holliday will deliver his free Inaugural Lecture next month, showing why there is more to vision than meets the eye. 

Professor Holliday, of Aston’s School of Life and Health Sciences, will give the free lecture, entitled ‘Seeing Sense’, on 18th February from 6:30pm in the Sumpner Lecture Theatre.

Professor Ian Holliday is a Lecturer on the Psychology Teaching Programme and a member of the Aston Brain Centre, a unique integrated research environment for the study of neurodevelopment in health and disease. His main research focuses on human vision, both normal and abnormal, using neuroimaging and psychophysical methods to explore these areas. 

In his Inaugural Lecture, Professor Holliday will explore the challenges faced by scientists seeking to explain how visual perception works and how new exciting insights are being discovered every year.

Professor Holliday said: “I am delighted to be given the opportunity to deliver my Inaugural Lecture on an area I am so passionate about. We are currently undertaking some very fascinating and very vital research at Aston that I look forward to sharing with my audience.”

Prior to working at Aston, Professor Holliday studied Physics at Imperial College London and was awarded a PhD for his thesis on the perception of motion. After post-doctoral posts researching stereopsis and amblyopia at the University of Cambridge, he joined Aston in 1992 and helped to put the University at the forefront of MEG research in the UK. The application of MEG to research human vision continues to be his core research interest. 

The lecture is open to the general public and there is no entry charge. Refreshments will be provided beforehand and a buffet will take place afterwards. 

To book a seat, register via Eventbrite or email For more information, please contact Emma Tromans on 0121 204 4542.