Our laboratory investigates the neural and motor processes of oculomotor control. We have been exploring the complex interactions that control one`s ability to focus and converge the eyes,which have important implications for the remediation of visual motor deficits. We have developed a theory of myopia which predicts the effect of a change in visual optics on neurochemical transmission and scleral tissue growth. We have also been studying the coordinated relationship between eye and head motions during the putting stroke of the beginner and expert golfers. Finally, we are investigating the effect of video-based cognitive training on improving performation in traumatic brain injury patients
Professor George K. Shoane has published extensively (under the Cantonese phonetic spelling of his last name, Hung) in the areas of experimentation and modeling of the human accommodation and vergence systems, as well as the dynamic interactions between saccade and vergence. He developed a model of myopia (nearsighteness) development that has clarified a field which had been clouded in controversy over the past three decades. He is currently investigating the application of these models in the clinical environment with the aim of quantifying the remediation of clinical deficits. In addition, he was the first to investigate the dynamics of eye and head movements during golf’s putting stroke and has provided important quantitative insights into the effect of grip style on eye and head movements during the putting stroke.