Ocular Motor Research group
Human Behaviour, Human System Disorders, MRI Techniques, Multiple Sclerosis, Neurocognitive Processes, Neuroimaging, Ocular Motor System.
The group’s research entails an investigation of the ocular motor system as a means of developing an understanding of neurocognitive processes fundamental to normal human behaviour, and how these processes may be, or become, dysfunctional. The work combines a range of sophisticated approaches (ocular motor, neuropsychological and neuroimaging), and primarily explores (dys) function in human lesion and system disorders. Establishing the clinical utility of ocular motor measures is a primary goal of the research, translating research outcomes into clinical practice.
This entails developing and applying methods that can:
- sensitively measure disease severity and evolution
- evaluate the efficacy of treatment
- advance our understanding of the neurobiological bases of phenotypically similar conditions.
- $140,000 donation kicks off research into Visual Snow
- Visual snow: understanding the neurological condition
Current Project Funding
- 2017-21 Ocular motor assessment as an extension of the neurological examination in multiple sclerosis
Chief Investigators:Fielding, J
Funding Source:Genzyme Corporation
Funding Amount:$ 668,545
- 2015-19 Correlation of structure and function in the brain in Multiple Sclerosis: is fingolimod neuroprotective?
Chief Investigators: White, O., Fielding, J.
- 2016-20 Correlation of structure and function in multiple sclerosis
Chief Investigators: White, O., Fielding, J. Clough, M.
Funding Source:Cabrini Foundation Clinical Research Grant
Available student research projects
Selected Recent Publications
See Pubmed search for most recent publications: Fielding J + Monash
- Shelton, A., Cornish, K., Godler, D., Bui, M., Kolbe, S., & Fielding, J. (2017). White matter microstructure, cognition and molecular markers in Fragile X premutation females. Neurology, 88(22):2080-2088
- Shelton, A., Cornish, K., Kolbe, S., Clough, M., Slater, H.., Xin, L., Kraan, K., Bui, M., Godler, D., & Fielding, J. (2016) Brain structure and intragenic DNA methylation are correlated, and predict executive dysfunction in fragile X premutation females. Translational Psychiatry, 6, e984
- Johnson, B., Lum, J., Rinehart, N. & Fielding, J. (2016). Ocular motor disturbances in autism spectrum disorders: systematic review and comprehensive meta-analysis. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 69:260-79
- Fielding, J., Clough, M., Millist, L., Beh, S., Sears D., Frohman, A., Renneker, R., Lim, J., Lizak, N., Frohman, T., White, O., & Frohman, E. (2015). Ocular motor pathophysiological signatures of cognitive dysfunction in multiple sclerosis. Nature Reviews Neurology, 11, 637–645
- Clough, M., Millist, L., Lizak, N., Frohman, T., Frohman, E., White, O., & Fielding, J. (2015). Ocular motor measures of cognitive dysfunction in Multiple Sclerosis II: Inhibitory control. Journal of Neurology, 262(5):1130-7.
- Clough, M., Mitchell, L., Millist, L., Lizak, N., Frohman, T., Frohman, E., White, O., & Fielding, J. (2015). Ocular motor measures of cognitive dysfunction in Multiple Sclerosis II: Working memory. Journal of Neurology, 262(5):1138-47.