Salk Scientists Receive $1.5 Million from The Conrad Prebys Foundation
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Salk Institute Professor Thomas Albright has been awarded $1 million by The Conrad Prebys Foundation as part of its inaugural round of grants.
Professor Thomas Albright is director of Salk’s Vision Center Laboratory and Conrad T. Prebys Chair in Vision Research.
This specific funding from The Conrad Prebys Foundation will support Albright’s project looking at how our visual sense changes as we age or gain experience at new visual tasks.
Prebys $1 million research project description: More than any other sense, we rely upon vision to detect and pay attention to key features of the environment, to recognize objects of significance, and to guide our decisions and actions.
In the planned experiments, the Albright lab will use new approaches to understand how experience and age affect how the brain’s systems for visual sensation, perception, and decision-making adapt.
Director of Salk’s Vision Center Laboratory & Conrad T. Prebys Chair in Vision Research, Professor Thomas Albright, joined Good Evening San Diego to discuss the grants.