Dr. Deborah Giaschi is a professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, an associate member of the Department of Psychology, and an investigator at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute.
Research interests include the typical and atypical development of vision in children, with specific interests in dyslexia and amblyopia (lazy eye). She uses behavioural and MRI techniques to understand the neural basis of these childhood problems to advance new methods of treatment.
Dr. Giaschi's secondary research areas are Behavioural Neuroscience and Developmental.
Partanen M, Siegel L, Giaschi D. (2018) Effect of reading intervention and task difficulty on orthographic and phonological reading systems in the brain. Neuroimage in press
Chow A, Giaschi, D ,Thompson B. (2018) Dichoptic attentive motion tracking is biased toward the nonamblyopic eye in strabismic amblyopia Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 59(11):4572-4580.
Meier K, Partanen M, Giaschi D. (2018) Neural correlates of speed-tuned motion perception in healthy adults. Perception 47:660-683
Meier K, Giaschi D. (2017) Unilateral amblyopia affects two eyes: Fellow eye deficits in amblyopia. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 58:1779-1800
Meier K, Giaschi D. (2017) Effect of spatial and temporal stimulus parameters on the maturation of global motion perception. Vision Research 135:1–9
Wilcox L, Hartle B, McKenzie K, Solski A, Giaschi D. (2017) Disparity configuration influences depth discrimination in naïve adults, but not children. Vision Research 131:106-119
Killam Teaching Prize - UBC Faculty of Medicine (2018)