City University London
Professor Tyler is a visual neuroscientist specializing in visual and oculomotor function and disorders who joined City University London in 2013. He previously worked at several universities in the United States and has been a long-established researcher at the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, San Francisco, where he established its Brain Imaging Center. Christopher Tyler received his training in Experimental Psychology at the Universities of Leicester, Aston and Keele before taking postdoctoral fellowships at Northeastern University, Boston, University of Bristol and Bell Laboratories. He then took up a position at the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, where he retains an affiliation, and has taught courses at Northeastern, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, UC Berkeley and the University of Paris along the way. He has had widespread collaborations across the globe and has given numerous keynote addresses to scientific meetings across many disciplines, from microscopy to Renaissance art.
Christopher Tyler's scientific interests are in the processes of visual perception and visual neuroscience. He has contributed to the study of the brain processing of many aspects of visual processing, including form, symmetry, flicker, motion, color, and particularly stereoscopic depth perception. He has developed effective psychophysical and electrophysiological tests for the diagnosis of retinal, optic nerve, visual cortical and oculomotor disorders. He has also studied photoreceptor dynamics, and neural processing in other species such as butterflies and fish. His current work is focused on the effects of traumatic brain damage on eye movements and their brainstem control mechanisms.