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Alan Ho, PhD

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Associate Professor of Psychology
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(403) 407-9465
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I am trained in the field of psychobiology and visual neuroscience. The basic method that I use to study human visual perception is psychophysics, which relates the subjective human psychological experience with the physical characteristics of visual stimuli. I also study human vision using visually evoked cortical potentials (VECPs) which is an objective, electrophysiological method that complements psychophysics.


Human binocular vision, stereopsis, motion perception and perception of visual illusions. Biological substrate of human creativity.


2009 Speaker and Instructor, Psychology and A Positive Life

Calgary Senior College (Chinese) & Continuing Education, University of Calgary

2004 Speaker, A Neurological Review on Multiple Intelligence I & II

Chinese Gospel Broadcasting Corporation, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2003 Speaker, Creative Learning Workshops

Little Big Art School, Markham, Ontario, Canada


Ho, A. (2017).  Local Motion Integration Determines Global Kinetic Pattern Perception. Abstracts of the 27th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Sciences, p.29.

Anstis, S. & Ho, A. (2014) Apparent speed of a rotating disk varies with texture density. Vision Sciences Society annual conference in St. Pete Beach, FL.

Anstis, S., Ho, A & Dykmans, N. (2013). Adaptation to twinkle and flicker. Vision Sciences Society annual conference in Naples, FL.

Ho, A & Anstis, S. (2013). The Coyote Illusion: Motion Blur Increases Apparent Speed. Top 10 Contestant Presentations for the 2013 Best Illusion of The Year Competition, Naples, FL.

Ho, A & Anstis, S. (2013). Re-pairing: Perceptual reorganization of moving visual patterns from sensory fusion. Vision Sciences Society annual conference in Naples, FL. 

Wilson, D., & Ho, A. (2008). "A Visual Psychophysical Study of an Illusory Corner-Rounding Phenomenon." Poster session presented at the first annual Connecting Minds National Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference, Richmond, BC.


PhD (Florida State University)
MSc (Florida State University)
BSc (Florida State University)

Select Publications

Ashida, H., Ho, A., Kitaoka, A., & Anstis, S. (2017). The “Spinner” Illusion: More Dots, More Speed? i-Perception, 8(3),
Anstis, S., Kaneko, S., & Ho, A. (2016). Motion-Driven Transparency and Opacity. i-Perception, 7(5), DOI: 10.1177/2041669516667629