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My research concerns:
My teaching interests include visual psychophysics, visual optics, geometrical optics, environmental optics, clinical electrophysiology of vision.
Education & Work Experience
I graduated in physics from Sofia University, Bulgaria. I worked at the Institute of Physiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, where I completed my PhD thesis on spatial and temporal characteristics of human vision. Since 1998, I have been working at the Department of Vision Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University. In 2007 I was promoted to Professor of Visual Neuroscience.
Mucke S. Manahilov V. Strang N.C, Seidel D and Gray L.S. New type of perceptual suppression during dynamic ocular accommodation. Current Biology, 2008 (in press).
Mihaylov P., Manahilov V., Simpson WA and Strang N. Induced internal noise in perceptual artificial scotomas created by surrounding dynamic noise. Vision Research, 47, 1479–1489, 2007.
Vernon J.O. Leys M.J. Chari J, Manahilov V. & Green M. Detecting glaucomatous damage: evaluation with contrast independent tasks. Journal of Modern Optics, 53, 1373-1385, 2006.
Simpson WA, Manahilov V. The two-pulse experiment and cross-correlation. Vision Research, 46, 1178-1179, 2006.
Manahilov V, Calvert J, and Simpson WA. Why is second-order vision less efficient than first-order vision? Vision Research, 45,.2759-2772 ,2005.
Calvert J, Manahilov V, Simpson WA, Parker DM. Human cortical responses to contrast modulations of visual noise. Vision Research, 45, 2218-2230, 2005.
Simpson WA, Shahani U, Manahilov V. Illusory percepts of moving patterns due to discrete temporal sampling. Neuroscience Letters. 375, 23-27, 2005.
Manahilov V, Findlay K, and Simpson WA. Factors limiting suprathreshold vision measured by a flash-sound simultaneity paradigm. Vision Res., 44, 2577-2285, 2004.
Simpson WA, Falkenberg HK, and Manahilov V. Sampling efficiency and internal noise for motion detection, discrimination, and summation. Vision Research, 43, 2125-2132, 2003.
Simpson W.A., Findlay K. and Manahilov V. Efficiency and internal noise for detection of suprathreshold patterns measured using simple reaction time. Vision Research, 43, 1103-1109, 2003.
Manahilov V., Calvert J. and Simpson W.A. Temporal properties of the visual responses to luminance and contrast modulated noise. Vision Research, 43, 1855-1867, 2003.
Manahilov V. and Simpson, W. A. Energy model for contrast detection: Spatial frequency and orientation selectivity in grating summation. Vision Research, 41, 1547-1560, 2001.
Simpson W. A. and Manahilov V. Matched filtering in motion detection and discrimination. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 268, 703-709, 2001.
Manahilov V., Simpson W. A. and McCulloch, D. L. Spatial summation of peripheral Gabor patches. Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 18, 273-282, 2001.
Shahani U., Manahilov V. and McCulloch D.L. Maturation of spatial-frequency and orientation selectivity of primary visual cortex. In Biomag2000, Proc. 12th Int. Conf. On Biomagnetism, J. Nenonen, R.J. Ilmoniemi, and T. Katila, eds. (Helsinki Univ. of Technology, Espoo, Finland, 2001), 153-156, 2001.
Vassilev A., Zlatkova M., Manahilov V., Krumov A. and Schaumberger M. Spatial summation of blue-on-yellow light increments and decrements in human vision. Vision Research, 40, 989-1000, 2000.
Simpson W.A., Manahilov V., and Mair M. Is motion processing unitary? Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 16, 2836-2844, 1999.
Manahilov V. and Simpson W. A. Energy model for contrast detection: Spatiotemporal characteristics of human vision. Biological Cybernetics, 81, 61-71, 1999.