Xoana G Troncoso, PhD

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Andersen lab

    California Institute of Technology
    Division of Biology
    1200 E. California Blvd., MC 216-76
    Pasadena, California 91125, USA

    Phone: +1 626 395 8337
    Fax: +1 626 795 2397
    email: x.troncoso@vis.caltech.edu

Education
2009- Postdoctoral Scholar
Andersen lab, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA
2006-2008 Postdoctoral Scholar
Martinez-Conde lab, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ, USA
2006 PhD in Neuroscience
University College London, UK
2004 Advanced Diploma in Physiology
University Pablo de Olavide, Seville, Spain
2000 BSc in Physics
University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Publications
  1. Troncoso XG, Macknik SL, Martinez-Conde S (2011)
    The first steps of vision: anatomy, physiology and perception in the normal retina, lateral geniculate nucleus and early visual cortical areas
    In: Visual Prosthetics: Physiology, Bioengineering, Rehabilitation, Dagnelie G (Ed), Springer, New York, p23-57.

  2. Otero-Millan J, Serra A, Leigh RJ, Troncoso XG, Macknik SL, Martinez-Conde S (2011)
    Distinctive features of saccadic intrusions and microsaccades in progressive supranuclear palsy
    Journal of Neuroscience 31: 43794387.

  3. Troncoso XG, Macknik SL, Martinez-Conde S (2009)
    Corner salience varies parametrically with corner angle during flicker-augmented contrast: further predictions on corner perception from Vasarely's artworks
    Spatial Vision 22: 211-224. Special Issue on Vision Science and Art.

  4. Martinez-Conde S, Macknik SL, Troncoso XG, Hubel DH (2009)
    Microsaccades: a neurophysiological analysis
    Trends in Neurosciences 32: 463-475.

  5. Troncoso XG, Macknik SL, Otero-Millan J, Martinez-Conde S (2008)
    Microsaccades drive illusory motion in the Enigma illusion [Supporting information]
    PNAS 105: 16033 - 16038. Media Coverage about this article

  6. Troncoso XG, Macknik SL, Martinez-Conde S (2008)
    Microsaccades counteract perceptual filling-in
    Journal of Vision 8(14):15, 1-9. Special Issue on Eye Movements and the Perception of a Clear and Stable Visual World.

  7. Otero-Millan J, Troncoso XG, Macknik SL, Serrano-Pedraza I, Martinez-Conde S (2008)
    Saccades and microsaccades during visual fixation, exploration, and search: Foundations for a common saccadic generator
    Journal of Vision 8(14):21, 1-18. Special Issue on Eye Movements and the Perception of a Clear and Stable Visual World. Media Coverage about this article

  8. Troncoso XG, Macknik SL, Martinez-Conde S (2008)
    Corner salience varies parametrically with corner angle during flicker-augmented contrast: further predictions on corner perception from Vasarely's artworks
    In: Art and Perception Towards a Visual Science of Art, Pinna B (Ed), BRILL, Leiden, p335-348.

  9. Troncoso XG, Tse PU, Macknik SL, Caplovitz GP, Hsieh P-J, Schlegel AA, Otero-Millan J, Martinez-Conde S (2007)
    BOLD activation varies parametrically with corner angle throughout human retinotopic cortex
    Perception 36: 808-820.

  10. Martinez-Conde S, Macknik SL, Troncoso XG, Dyar TA (2006)
    Microsaccades counteract visual fading during fixation
    Neuron 49: 297-305. Preview by Ralf Engbert (Neuron; 49: 168-170). Reviewed by the Faculty of 1000. Media Coverage about this article

  11. Troncoso XG, Macknik SL, Martinez-Conde S (2005)
    Novel visual illusions related to Vasarely's 'nested squares' show that corner salience varies with corner angle
    Perception 34: 409-420.

Current Academic and Community Service
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