Frederick Prete phd

​My father lost his sight progressively beginning when he was young. By the time he retired, he was completely blind. So, I grew up understanding the challenges faced by those with visual challenges.

 

I began teaching as a special education teacher at a school serving severely challenged children, many of whom had visual impairments.

 

I received my PhD in Biological Psychology from The University of Chicago (1992) where I did research on visual perception. I soon realized that what I was learning could be used to help visually impaired children like those with whom I worked years before.

Speaking at Washington and Lee University, Lexington Virginia

Speaking in Rome Italy at Sapienza Università di Roma

From the Press

The Columbus Dispatch

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“Prete figures that by learning how simple brains work in nature, scientists might learn how more complex nervous systems work - information that could help in the design of artificial optic systems for robots and people.”

2

Frontiers magazine

“In the long run, Prete feels, his finding will be instrumental in developing artificial seeing systems..."

3

Illinois Quarterly

"Prete hopes his efforts will one day help scientists develop an artificial eye and other prosthetic seeing devices for humans.”

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