Research: How Your Brain is “Wired” in Ocular and Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment


The Laboratory for Visual Neuroplasticity at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/ Harvard Medical School is investigating how the human brain adapts to visual impairment and builds compensatory skills. Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), the team hopes to understand vision in the brain both in structure and function. This is important research to help understand CVI. Perhaps, someday, this research will help diagnose CVI and direct interventions to improve visual functioning.

This is the criteria for eligibility for this study:

  • Must be 14-45 years old and have binocular visual impairment


  • Must be 14-24 years old with cortical visual impairment.

Participation will include two sessions that are 1 hour each (for training and the scanning

Total compensation is $80.00

To participate contact The Laboratory for Visual Neuroplasticity 617-573-3794 or visit the website

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