Dr. St. John has a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology. He has held academic appointments at the University of Western Ontario, Royal Roads Military College, where he was head of department for four years, and currently is an associate professor at RMC. His research interests include sensation and perception, visual dysfunction, and human factors in engineering and ergonomics. He does basic research in the field of visual information processing and transmission in the nervous system, with particular emphasis on cross-callosal transmission and hemispheric asymmetries. His work involves basic psychophysics in normal subjects as well as examining the visual systems of human albinos, and patients with various visual disorders.
Articles published in refereed journals
- R. St. John. Judgements of visual precedence by strabismics. Behavioural Brain Research, 90, 167-174, 1998.
- St John R. Contrast detection and orientation discrimination thresholds associated with meridional amblyopia. Vision Research 37 (11) 1451-1457 (1997).
- St John R. Judgements of visual precedence by human strabismics. Behavioural Brain Research 20, 1-7 (1997).
- R. St. John. Lateral asymmetry in the perception of geometric forms. Symposium lecture presented at the Annual conference of the Canadian Psychological Association, (1998) Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, INVITED.
- R. St. John. Confidence in psychophysical judgements for simple visual discriminations: Differences between astigmatic amblopes and normals. The annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA, May 1999.