Young Jun (Jason) Jung completed his Bachelor of Science degree with Honours majoring in Neuroscience at the University of Melbourne in 2017. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the National Vision Research Institute (NVRI) and Optometry and Vision Sciences Department of Melbourne University. He is working in collaboration with the BioSciences faculty at the University of Melbourne and the Physiology faculty at the Monash University to understand the intricate neural mechanisms behind visual perception.
His research interests are in understanding the brain microcircuits involved in translating light signal into meaningful information to generate perception and the basic mechanisms of cortical development to unravel new avenues for regulating brain circuits in people with disabilities such as amblyopia, schizophrenia and developmental disorders (e.g. autism). His fields of expertise are in vivo electrophysiology recording, intrinsic optical imaging and meta-analysis. Recently, his research on the study of mammalian visual cortex was presented at the Australasian Neuroscience Society conference held in Brisbane, Australia.
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