ESR8 Maydel Fernandez-Alonso


Maydel Fernandez-Alonso: Research project 8, “Depth perception with lightfield displays” (Newcastle University)

maydel.fernandez-alonso (at)

Institute of Neuroscience
Newcastle University
Henry Wellcome Building
Framlington Place
Newcastle upon Tyne

“One of the key features of lightfield displays is that they have the potential for providing correct focus cues to the viewer. Accomplishing this would have a positive impact in the user’s comfort and in the precision of depth perception in three-dimensional displays. In the first part of this project we will examine the different factors that drive accommodation in the human eye and how can those parameters be manipulated in a display to provide correct focus cues to the viewer. In particular, we will test through behavioural experiments and eye imaging techniques, how the visual system uses chromatic aberration as a directional cue for accommodation, and how can the accommodative demand be manipulated through changes in the properties of the visual stimuli.”

Maydel has a degree in Psychology (2015) from the University of Havana, Cuba, with a dissertation on developmental dyscalculia. She has previously worked on depth perception in virtual reality with Prof David Field at Cornell University on a Latin America Studies Program Scholarship.