Contact Information

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

McGill University

e-mail : silvestre.daphne@orange.fr

Research Interests

I am currently interested in the atypical visual perception found in autism. My research focuses on the understanding of the atypical visual perception in autism by estimating their visual system’s internal noise using a non-invasive psychophysical approach. I am also interested in typical development.

I am a postdoctoral fellowship awardee from the Transforming Autism Care Consortium (TACC).

Keywords: autism, visual perception, internal noise, psychophysics

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Silvestre D., Arleo A. & Allard R. (2019), Healthy aging impairs photon absorption efficiency of cones. Investigative Ophtalmology and Vision Science. Vol.60, 544-551. doi:https://doi.org/10.1167/iovs.18-25598

Silvestre D., Arleo A. & Allard R. (2018), Internal noise sources limiting contrast sensitivity, Scientific Reports, doi:https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-20619-3

Silvestre D., Cavanagh P., Arleo A. & Allard R. (2017), Adding temporally localized noise can enhance the contribution of target knowledge on contrast detection, Journal of Vision, 2017;17(2):5. doi:https://doi.org/10.1167/17.2.5

Selected Conference Presentations (*oral presentation)

Silvestre D., Arleo A. & Allard R. (April 2nd, 2019). Considerable age-related contrast sensitivity loss due to less efficient cones. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Vancouver, Canada

*Silvestre D., Arleo A. & Allard R. (November 29th, 2018). Healthy aging impairs photon absorption efficiency of cones. Scientific day, Institut de la Vision, Paris, France

*Silvestre D., Arleo A. & Allard R. (August 30th, 2018). Absorption efficiency of cones is considerably affected by healthy aging. 41st European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Trieste, Italy

Silvestre D., Arleo A. & Allard R. (December 18th, 2017). Spatiotemporal maps of quantal noise, early and late neural noise limiting contrast sensitivity. Internal seminar, Essilor, Créteil, France

Silvestre D., Arleo A. & Allard R. (May 19-23, 2017). Spatiotemporal maps of quantal noise, dark light and late neural noise limiting contrast sensitivity. Vision Science Society (VSS, 17th meeting), Florida, US

Silvestre D., Arleo A. & Allard R. (September 15th, 2016). Internal noises limiting contrast sensitivity across different luminance levels. Internal Seminar, Institut de la Vision, Paris, France

Silvestre D., Arleo A. & Allard R. (May 13-18, 2016). Contrast sensitivity: Measuring late internal noise across spatial frequencies. Vision Science Society (VSS, 16th meeting), Florida, US

Silvestre D., Arleo A. & Allard R. (September 11th, 2015). Psychophysical study on contrast sensitivity using the external noise paradigm. Scientific day, Institut de la Vision, Paris, France

Patents

Allard R. and Silvestre D., (March 30th, 2018), Method and system for characterizing the visual system of a subject. France. EP18305379.2.

Allard R., Silvestre D. and Chenguiti Y., (December 6th, 2017), Method and system for selecting a color filter, optical article comprising such a color filter. France. EP17306709.1.