Splash Biography

GIL TORTEN, UCLA Ph.D. Student studying Vision Science

Major: Ophthalmology

College/Employer: UCLA

Year of Graduation: G

Picture of Gil Torten

Brief Biographical Sketch:

3rd year UCLA Ph.D. student studying vision science - particularly RPE-Photoreceptor interaction and the maintenance and health of the rod photoreceptor. Outside of his research, Gil is a clay and resin sculptor (IG: @tortenceramics), a martial artist, and a big comic book reader.

Past Classes

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S236: Neuroscience Behind Vision and Optical Illusions in Splash Spring 2022 (Apr. 23, 2022)
Every wondered how the eye works, and how visual input is processed in the brain? Curious about the neuroscience and synaptic processing behind Optical Illusions? Here, UCLA Ph.D student Gil Torten will walk through the basics of vision science including eye anatomy, synaptic circuitry of vision, visual processing in the brain, the neural basis behind optical illusions and more!