Aaron P. Johnson, Ph.D.

Vice-doyen, Planification et installations académiques, Faculté des arts et des sciences
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Concordia University
CRIR–Lethbridge-Layton-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre, Layton-Mackay Site, CIUSSS West-Central Montreal and
CRIR– Institut Nazareth et Louis-Braille, CISSS de la Montérégie-Centre

Phone: 514 848-2424 (2241)

Fax: 514 848-4545

Email: aaron.johnson@concordia.ca


  • B.Sc., Physiology, University of St-Andrews, St-Andrews, Scotland UK, 1998
  • Ph.D., Electronics and Electrical Engineering, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland UK, 2002
  • Postdoctorate, Ophtalmology, McGill University, 2002-2006

Research interests

Visual perception; how visual disorders (macular degeneration), cognitive disorders (mild traumatic brain injury / concussion) and loss of other senses (hearing loss) affect the visual system, in particular, eye movements?

Find out more about his research interests in our CRIR Connects section

Research laboratory

Concordia Vision Lab

Selected publications

Morrice, E., Hughes, J., Stark, Z., Wittich, W. & Johnson, A.P. (2020). Validation of the international reading speed texts in a Canadian sample. Optometry and Vision Science, 97(7), 509-517. [doi]

Murphy, C., Johnson, A.P., Koenekoop, R. K., Seiple, W. & Overbury, O. (2020). The relationship between cognitive status and known single nucleotide polymorphisms in age-related macular degeneration. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 12, 586691. [doi] OPEN ACCESS

Wittich, W., Jarry, J., Morrice, E. & Johnson, A.P. (2018). Effectiveness of the Apple iPad as a spot-reading magnifier. Optometry and Vision Science, 95(9), 704-710. [doi] OPEN ACCESS

Johnson, A.P., Woods-Fry, H. & Wittich, W. (2017). Effects of magnification on emotion perception in patients with age-related macular degeneration. Investigative Ophtalmology & Visual Science, 58(5), 2520-2526. [doi] OPEN ACCESS

Morrice, E., Johnson, A.P., Marinier, J.A. & Wittich, W. (2017). Assessment of the Apple iPad as a low-vision reading aid. Eye (London, England), 31, 865-871. [doi] OPEN ACCESS



Research orientation

Axis 1: Sensory, Motor and Cognitive Functions and Activities

Research topic

Theme 1: Functional Mechanisms

Research Site

CRIR – Institut Nazareth et Louis-Braille, CISSS de la Montérégie-Centre

CRIR – Lethbridge-Layton-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre (Layton-Mackay Site), CIUSSS West-Central Montreal

University Affiliation