Esther González, PhD

Dr. González is interested in studying the changes undergone by the brain when we lose parts of our visual field, when the two eyes do not work well together, or when we lose one eye. She has done research on the visual and ocular motor functions of patients with central vision loss from age-related macular degeneration with a view towards rehabilitation. A second area of interest is the binocular integration of people who suffer from glaucoma, given that recent findings have shown neurodegeneration of the body and splenium of the corpus callosum in these patients. Research on monocular patients is important because of what it can tell us about brain plasticity and finally, visual illusions are important sources of information about visual processing.

Optom Vis Sci. 2017 Mar;94(3):311-316
Tarita-Nistor L, Gill I, González EG, Steinbach MJ
Exp Brain Res. 2017 Mar;235(3):743-752
Mueller AS, González EG, McNorgan C, Steinbach MJ, Timney B
Optom Vis Sci. 2017 Feb;94(2):239-245
Tarita-Nistor L, González EG, Brin T, Mandelcorn MS, Scherlen AC, Mandelcorn ED, Steinbach MJ
Can J Ophthalmol. 2016 Oct;51(5):362-367
Kisilevsky E, Tarita-Nistor L, González EG, Mandelcorn MS, Brent MH, Markowitz SN, Steinbach MJ
Perception. 2016 Feb 06;:
Mueller AS, González EG, McNorgan C, Steinbach MJ, Timney B
Optom Vis Sci. 2015 Aug;92(8):863-72
Tarita-Nistor L, Eizenman M, Landon-Brace N, Markowitz SN, Steinbach MJ, González EG
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2015 Apr;56(4):2624-30
Bedell HE, Pratt JD, Krishnan A, Kisilevsky E, Brin TA, González EG, Steinbach MJ, Tarita-Nistor L
Vision Res. 2014 Aug;101:151-7
González EG, Lillakas L, Greenwald N, Gallie BL, Steinbach MJ
Optom Vis Sci. 2014 May;91(5):556-63
Tarita-Nistor L, Hadavi S, Steinbach MJ, Markowitz SN, González EG
Atten Percept Psychophys. 2014 Apr;76(3):894-901
Ono H, González EG, Lillakas L


Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto
Adjunct Professor, Graduate Programme in Psychology, York University