Dr Jan Skerswetat

Lecturer, Vision and Hearing Sciences

Faculty:Faculty of Science & Technology

Department:Vision and Hearing Sciences

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Vision and eye research


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Background

Jan investigated binocular rivalry with luminance and contrast-modulated stimuli during his Ph.D and is interested in the neuronal mechanisms, which mediate binocular and spatial aspects of vision, in particular, visual ambiguity, binocular rivalry and binocular summation. Moreover, he focused on clinical research concerning contact and intraocular lenses as well as research on amblyopia.

Spoken Languages

German (mother tongue), English

Research interests

Experimental research binocular vision, in particular:

  • Binocular rivalry and visual ambiguity
  • Binocular summation
  • Stereovision
  • Clinical research, in particular
  • Contact and Intraocular lenses
  • Amblyopia

Jan is fascinated by binocular rivalry and other perceptually ambiguous stimuli e.g. the Necker cube  as they demonstrate that different sites of the brain are actively involved in processing visual stimuli. He is interested in exploring the perception of binocular rivalry and other multistable with several visual stimuli such as luminance and contrast modulated stimuli. As a trained Optometrist and Optician, Jan is also interested in clinical aspects of those professions such as contact lens fitting or the investigation of amblyopia.

Teaching

Jan teaches on the following modules:

  • Human and ocular anatomy (lecture)
  • Monocular, binocular, pedreatic vision (labs)
  • Contact lense fitting (labs)

Qualifications

Ph.D. in Vision Science, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, U.K.

Master of Science in Optometry, Beuth University, Berlin, Germany

Bachelore of Science in Optometry, Beuth University, Berlin, Germany

State recognised degree as Dispensing Optician, Hankensbüttel, Germany

Memberships, editorial boards

Vision Science Society

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

Grindley Grant, Travelling grant, 2014, £500

Selected recent publications

Skerswetat, J., Formankiewicz, M.A. and Waugh, S.J., 2016. Very few exclusive percepts for contrast-modulated stimuli during binocular rivalry. Vision research, 121, pp.10-22.

Skerswetat, J., Formankiewicz, M. and Waugh, S., 2016. Contrast-modulated stimuli in competition with luminance-modulated stimuli under binocular rivalry conditions. Journal of Vision, 16(12), pp.1208-1208.

Skerswetat, J., Formankiewicz, M.A. and Waugh, S.J., 2015, August. Mixed percepts within binocular rivalry for luminance-and contrast-modulated gratings. In PERCEPTION (Vol. 44, pp. 357-357). 1 OLIVERS YARD, 55 CITY ROAD, LONDON EC1Y 1SP, ENGLAND: SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD.

Skerswetat, J., Formankiewicz, M.A. and Waugh, S.J., 2014. Binocular rivalry using luminance-and contrast-modulated stimuli. Journal of Vision, 14(10), pp.1234-1234.

Recent presentations and conferences

Skerswetat, J., Formankiewicz, M.A. and Waugh, S.J., 2016. Intraocular grouping initiated with luminance and contrast modulated stimuli. Poster presentation for ECVP Barcelona, Spain.

Skerswetat, J., Formankiewicz, M. and Waugh, S., 2016. Contrast-modulated stimuli in competition with luminance-modulated stimuli under binocular rivalry conditions. Poster presentation for VSS in St. Petersburg, U.S.A.

Skerswetat, J., Formankiewicz, M.A. and Waugh, S.J., 2015, August. Mixed percepts within binocular rivalry for luminance-and contrast-modulated gratings. Poster presentation for Liverpool, U.K.

Skerswetat, J., Formankiewicz, M.A. and Waugh, S.J., 2014. Binocular rivalry using luminance-and contrast-modulated stimuli. Poster presentation for VSS in St. Petersburg, U.S.A.