Dr. Adrien Chopin (Postdoc)

Vision Institute
Aging in Vision and Action Lab
CNRS – INSERM – Sorbonne University
17, rue Moreau F-75012 Paris, France



Personal website:  www.adrienchopin.com

Research interests:  I am a postdoc researcher in cognitive sciences, specialized in learning and perception. My goal is to understand how we learn or unlearn to see the world, how we grow or lose cognitive skills and how the brain changes when that happens.

I am particularly interested in: (1) binocular vision (such as 3D-stereoscopic vision) and its many ways to fail (amblyopia, stereoblindness, rivalry, aging); (2) the effects of stereovision on everyday life tasks and falls, particularly in aging; (3) recovery from 3D-stereoblindness and brain plasticity; (4) the effects of screen (TV, internet, video games…) on cognition, children or adults; (5) how video games can improve learning and cognitive skills.

I aim at finding ways of: (1) treating stereoblindness (some observers cannot see “in 3D” at all – 7% of the population); (2) avoiding falls in visually aging people; (3) treating amblyopia, which is the main cortical vision pathology (3% of the population – no known treatment for adults); (3) improving the diagnosis of stereoblindness; (4) improving cognition.

I use psychophysics, fMRI, eyetracking, video games and virtual reality.

Short bio:  I have a background in general Psychology and Cognitive Sciences. I completed my Ph.D in Psychology at Université Paris Descartes about binocular rivalry. I conducted research in the universities of St. Andrews, Nashville (Vanderbilt), Paris, Oxford, UC Berkeley, Geneva, and I am now in Paris.

Keywords: stereoscopic vision, 3D vision, aging, amblyopia, stereo-recovery, perceptual learning, learning, action video games, screens, falls, virtual reality, fMRI, binocular rivalry.


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  1. Zhang R-Y, Chopin A, Shibata K, Lu Z-L, Jaeggi SM, Buschkuehl M, Green CS and Bavelier D (2021) Action video game play facilitates “learning to learn”. Communications Biology, 4(1):1154.


  1. Guellaï B, Hausberger M, Chopin A and Streri A (2020) Premises of social cognition: Newborns are sensitive to a direct versus a faraway gaze. Scientific Reports, 10(1):1-8.


  1. Chopin A, Chan SW, Guellai B, Bavelier D and Levi DM (2019) Binocular non-stereoscopic cues can deceive clinical tests of stereopsis. Scientific Reports, 9(1):5789.
  2. Chopin A, Bavelier D and Levi DM (2019) The prevalence and diagnosis of ‘stereoblindness' in adults less than 60 years of age: a best evidence synthesis. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 39(2):66-85.
  3. Chopin A, Bediou B and Bavelier D (2019) Altering perception: the case of action video gaming. Current Opinion in Psychology.


  1. Esseily R, Guellai B, Chopin A and Somogyi E (2017) L'écran est-il bon ou mauvais pour le jeune enfant ?. Spirale, 83(3):28-40.


  1. Chopin A, Levi DM, Knill D and Bavelier D (2016) The absolute disparity anomaly and the mechanism of relative disparities. Journal of Vision, 16(8 (2)):1-17.
  2. Guellaï B, Streri A, Chopin A, Rider D and Kitamura C (2016) Newborns' Sensitivity to the Visual Aspects of Infant-Directed Speech: Evidence From Point-Line Displays of Talking Faces. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.


  1. Chopin A and Mamassian P (2013) Response: Genuine long-term positive aftereffects. Current biology, 23(10):R439-40.


  1. Chopin A, Mamassian P and Blake R (2012) Stereopsis and binocular rivalry are based on perceived rather than physical orientations. Vision research, 63:63-68.
  2. Harris JM, Chopin A, Zeiner KM and Hibbard PB (2012) Perception of relative depth interval: systematic biases in perceived depth. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 65(1):73-91.
  3. Chopin A and Mamassian P (2012) Predictive Properties of Visual Adaptation. Current Biology, 22(7):622-626.


  1. Chopin A and Mamassian P (2011) Usefulness influences visual appearance in motion transparency depth rivalry. Journal of Vision, 11(7):18.


  1. Chopin A and Mamassian P (2010) Task usefulness affects perception of rivalrous images. Psychological Science, 21(12):1886-1893.