Roger Carpenter

[mug-shot] Philosopher, mad scientist, and artiste extraordinaire

Formerly one of our team of Directors of Studies in Medicine at Caius, and also Professor of Oculomotor Physiology in the Physiological Laboratory, University of Cambridge, part of the new mega-department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience. At present my main research interest is the control of eye movements by the brain, and especially the bits that decide why we look at one thing and not another, and even more especially why we take so long to do it (the oculomotor system, and saccadic latency, in medispeak). You can find out more about some of this work, and particular the LATER model at the new website But I have a professional interest in lots of other things: vision in general, and the motor systems, and in physiological mechanisms of consciousness, where my position could be described as a one-way Cartesian (see my book, Neurophysiology). I am the creator of EPIC and NeuroLab - you can download upgrades from this page. When time permits I run the CUDOS project, intended to help bridge the gap for medical students between school and university. Until other things took up too much time, I was Director of the Susato Consort and Susato Baroque Ensemble.

[icon] The Susato Consort - with audio demos [icon] EPIC - download the latest version [icon] NeuroLab - download the latest version
[icon] One-way Cartesianism [icon] Eye movements [icon] LATER
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Prof. R. H. S. Carpenter, Physiological Laboratory, University of Cambridge, CB2 3EG Tel +44 122333 3886 Fax +44 122333 3840