John Werner

John Werner

The 2013 Robert M. Boynton lecture was presented by John S. Werner from the University of California, Davis Medical Center at the OSA Fall Vision Meeting.

Dr. Werner is a Distinguished Professor at the University of California Davis and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Psychological Association (Experimental Division), American Psychological Society, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Gerontological Society of America and Optical Society of America. He has been a co-recipient of two R&D 100 Awards for retinal imaging with adaptive optics. Jack was awarded the Humboldt Research Prize in the Natural Sciences from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Bonn, Germany) in 1994, and received the 1998 distinguished research lecture award of the University of Colorado, Boulder. He received a Jules and Doris Stein Professorship from Research to Prevent Blindness in 2000, and the Pisart Vision Award in 2008 from Lighthouse International (New York Association for the Blind).

Jack's laboratory, the Vision Science & Advanced Retinal Imaging Laboratory, has combined studies of visual psychophysics, electrophysiology and high-resolution retinal imaging. He is the author of more than 250 peer-reviewed papers, four books, and is the co-editor with Leo M. Chalupa of the forthcoming volume of The New Visual Neurosciences (MIT Press).

Selected References for Robert M. Boynton Lecture 2013

Kim, D.Y., Fingler, J., Zawadzki, R.J., Park, S.S., Morse, L.S., Schwartz, D.M., Fraser, S.E. & Werner, J.S. (2013) Optical imaging of the chorioretinal vasculature in the living eye. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, in press.

Shinomori, K. & Werner, J.S. (2012) Aging of human short-wave cone pathways. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 109, 13422-13427.

Malania, M., Devinck, F., Knoblauch, K., Delahunt, P.B., Hardy, J.L. & Werner, J.S. (2011) Senescent changes in photopic spatial summation. Journal of Vision, 11, 1-15.

Werner, J.S., Keltner, J.L., Zawadzki, R.J. & Choi, S.S. (2011) Outer retinal abnormalities associated with inner retinal pathology in nonglaucomatous and glaucomatous optic neuropathies. Eye, 25, 279-289.

Elliott, S.L. & Werner, J.S. (2010) Age-related changes in contrast gain related to the M- and P-pathways. Journal of Vision, 10(4); 4, 1-15.

Webster, M.A., Halen, K., Meyers, A.J., Winkler, P. & Werner, J.S. (2010) Color appearance and compensation in the near periphery. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B, Biological Sciences, 277, 1817-1825.

Marmor, M.F., Choi, S.S., Zawadzki, R.J. & Werner, J.S. (2008) Visual insignificance of the foveal pit. Reassessment of foveal hypoplasia as fovea plana. Archives of Ophthalmology, 126, 907-913.

Zawadzki, R.J., Cense, B., Zhang, Y., Choi, S.S., Miller, D.T. & Werner, J.S. (2008) Ultrahigh-resolution optical coherence tomography with monochromatic and chromatic aberration correction. Optics Express, 16, 8126-8143.

Werner, J.S., Pinna, B. & Spillmann, L. (2007) The brain and the world of illusory color. Scientific American, 296 (3), 90-95.

Hardy, J.L., Frederick, C.M., Kay, P. & Werner, J.S. (2005) Color naming, lens aging, and grue: What the optics of the aging eye can teach us about color language. Psychological Science, 44, 321-327.

Renner, A.B., Knau, H., Neitz, M., Neitz, J. & Werner, J.S. (2004) Photopigment optical density of the human foveola and a paradoxical senescent increase outside the fovea. Visual Neuroscience, 21, 827-834.

Delahunt, P.B., Webster, M.A., Ma, L. & Werner, J.S. (2004) Long-term renormalization of chromatic mechanisms following cataract surgery. Visual Neuroscience, 21, 301-307.

Magnussen, S., Spillmann, L., Stürzel, F. & Werner, J.S. (2004) Unveiling the foveal blue scotoma through an afterimage. Vision Research, 44, 377-383.

Werner, J.S., Bieber, M.L. & Schefrin, B.E. (2000) Senescence of foveal and parafoveal cone sensitivities and their relations to macular pigment density. Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 17, 1918-1932.

Volbrecht, V.J., Shrago, E.E., Schefrin, B.E. & Werner, J.S. (2000) Spatial summation in human cone mechanisms from 0° to 20° in the superior retina. Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 17, 641-650.

Kraft, J.M. & Werner, J.S. (1999) Aging and the saturation of colors: 2. Scaling of color appearance. Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 16, 231-235.

Werner, J.S. & Ratliff, F. (1999) Some origins of the lightness and darkness of colors -- in the visual arts and in the brain. TECHNE - La science au service de l’histoire de l’art et des civilisations, No 9-10, 61-73.

Bieber, M.L., Knoblauch, K. & Werner, J.S. (1998) M- and L-cones in early infancy: II. Action spectra at 8-weeks of age. Vision Research, 38, 1765-1773.

Shinomori, K., Schefrin, B.E. & Werner, J.S. (1997) Spectral mechanisms of spatially-induced blackness: Data and quantitative model. Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 14, 372-387.

Spillmann, L. & Werner, J.S. (1996) Long-range interactions in visual perception. Trends in Neurosciences, 19, 428-434.

Werner, J.S. (1996) Visual problems of the retina during ageing: Compensation mechanisms and colour constancy across the life span. Progress in Retinal and Eye Research, 15/2, 621-645.

Werner, J.S. & Schefrin, B.E. (1993) Loci of achromatic points throughout the life span. Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 10, 1509-1516.

Schefrin, B.E. & Werner, J.S. (1990) Loci of spectral unique hues throughout the life span. Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 7, 305-311.

Werner, J.S., Donnelly, S.K. & Kliegl, R. (1987) Aging and human macular pigment density; appended with translations from the work of Max Schultze and Ewald Hering. Vision Research, 27, 257-268.

Werner, J.S., Cicerone, C.M., Kliegl, R. & DellaRosa, D. (1984) The spectral efficiency of blackness induction. Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 1, 981-986.

Werner, J.S. (1982) Development of scotopic sensitivity and the absorption spectrum of the human ocular media. Journal of the Optical Society of America, 72, 247-258.

Werner, J.S. & Walraven, J. (1982) The effects of chromatic adaptation on the achromatic locus: Role of luminance, contrast, and background color. Vision Research, 22, 929-943.

Werner, J.S. & Wooten, B.R. (1979) Opponent-chromatic mechanisms: Relation to photopigments and hue naming. Journal of the Optical Society of America, 69, 422-434.

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