Teng Leng Ooi


Contact Information

Postal address: 
338 W 10th Ave Room 554 Fry Hall Columbus, OH 43210

Biographical narrative

Teng Leng Ooi received her Bachelor of Optometry degree from the University of New South Wales in Australia, and her Ph.D. degree in Vision Science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has taught basic science subjects in the areas of visual perception, binocular vision and eye movements. Her laboratory, funded in part by NIH grants, conducts basic research in binocular vision, visual space perception, and visual plasticity. She also performs translational research using video game training as a form of perceptual learning to improve sensorimotor functions in eye dominance, amblyopia and strabismus.


  • 1994, Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • 1987, B.S., University of New South Wales

Journal articles

  • Zhou,Liu; Ooi,Teng,Leng; He,Zijiang,J. "Intrinsic spatial knowledge about terrestrial ecology favors the tall for judging distance.." Science advances. Vol. 2, no. 8. (August 2016.): e1501070-.
  • Ooi,Teng,Leng; He,Zijiang,J. "Space Perception of Strabismic Observers in the Real World Environment." INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE. Vol. 56, no. 3. (March 2015.): 1761-1768.
  • Wu,Jun; Zhou,Liu; Shi,Pan; He,Zijiang,J; Ooi,Teng,Leng. "The visible ground surface as a reference frame for scaling binocular depth of a target in midair.." Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance. Vol. 41, no. 1. (February 2015.): 111-126.
  • Wu,Jun; He,Zijiang,J; Ooi,Teng,Leng. "The Visual System's Intrinsic Bias Influences Space Perception in the Impoverished Environment." JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-HUMAN PERCEPTION AND PERFORMANCE. Vol. 40, no. 2. (April 2014.): 626-638.
  • Zhou,Liu; He,Zijiang,J; Ooi,Teng,Leng. "The Visual System's Intrinsic Bias and Knowledge of Size Mediate Perceived Size and Location in the Dark." JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-LEARNING MEMORY AND COGNITION. Vol. 39, no. 6. (November 2013.): 1930-1942.
  • Ooi,T,L; Su,Y,R; Natale,D,M; He,Z,J. "A push-pull treatment for strengthening the 'lazy eye' in amblyopia." CURRENT BIOLOGY. Vol. 23, no. 8. (April 2013.): R309-R310.
  • Xu,Jingping,P; He,Zijiang,J; Ooi,Teng,Leng. "Push-pull training reduces foveal sensory eye dominance within the early visual channels." VISION RESEARCH. Vol. 61, (May 2012.): 48-59.
  • Xu,Jingping,P; He,Zijiang,J; Ooi,Teng,Leng. "Perceptual learning to reduce sensory eye dominance beyond the focus of top-down visual attention." VISION RESEARCH. Vol. 61, (May 2012.): 39-47.
  • Xu,Jingping,P; He,Zijiang,J; Ooi,Teng,Leng. "Further support for the importance of the suppressive signal (pull) during the push-pull perceptual training." VISION RESEARCH. Vol. 61, (May 2012.): 60-69.
  • Xu,Jingping,P; He,Zijiang,J; Ooi,Teng,Leng. "A binocular perimetry study of the causes and implications of sensory eye dominance." VISION RESEARCH. Vol. 51, no. 23-24. (December 2011.): 2386-2397.
  • Su,Yong,R; He,Zijiang,J; Ooi,Teng,Leng. "Revealing boundary-contour based surface representation through the time course of binocular rivalry." VISION RESEARCH. Vol. 51, no. 11. (June 2011.): 1288-1296.
  • Su,Yong,R; He,Zijiang,J; Ooi,Teng,Leng. "Seeing grating-textured surface begins at the border." JOURNAL OF VISION. Vol. 11, no. 1. (January 2011.): 14-.
  • Xu,Jingping,P; He,Zijiang,J; Ooi,Teng,Leng. "Effectively Reducing Sensory Eye Dominance with a Push-Pull Perceptual Learning Protocol." CURRENT BIOLOGY. Vol. 20, no. 20. (October 2010.): 1864-1868.
  • Su,Yong,R; He,Zijiang,J; Ooi,Teng,Leng. "The magnitude and dynamics of interocular suppression affected by monocular boundary contour and conflicting local features." VISION RESEARCH. Vol. 50, no. 20. (September 2010.): 2037-2047.
  • Su,Yong,R; He,Zijiang,J; Ooi,Teng,Leng. "Boundary contour-based surface integration affected by color." VISION RESEARCH. Vol. 50, no. 18. (August 2010.): 1833-1844.
  • Su,Yong; He,Zijiang,J; Ooi,Teng,Leng. "Surface completion affected by luminance contrast polarity and common motion." JOURNAL OF VISION. Vol. 10, no. 3. (January 2010.): 5-.
  • Xu,Jingping,P; He,Zijiang,J; Ooi,Teng,Leng. "Surface boundary contour strengthens image dominance in binocular competition." VISION RESEARCH. Vol. 50, no. 2. (January 2010.): 155-170.
  • Su,Yong; He,Zijiang,J; Ooi,Teng,Leng. "Coexistence of binocular integration and suppression determined by surface border information." PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Vol. 106, no. 37. (September 2009.): 15990-15995.
  • Wu,Jun; He,Zijang,J; Ooi,Teng,Leng. "Perceived relative distance on the ground affected by the selection of depth information." PERCEPTION & PSYCHOPHYSICS. Vol. 70, no. 4. (May 2008.): 707-713.
  • van Bogaert,Eric,A; Ooi,Teng,Leng; He,Zijiang,J. "The monocular-boundary-contour mechanism in binocular surface representation and suppression." PERCEPTION. Vol. 37, no. 8. (January 2008.): 1197-1215.
  • Wu,Bing; He,Zijiang,J; Ooi,Teng,Leng. "The linear perspective information in ground surface representation and distance judgment." PERCEPTION & PSYCHOPHYSICS. Vol. 69, no. 5. (July 2007.): 654-672.
  • Ooi,Teng,Leng; He,Zijiang,J. "A distance judgment function based on space perception mechanisms: Revisiting Gilinsky's (1951) equation." PSYCHOLOGICAL REVIEW. Vol. 114, no. 2. (April 2007.): 441-454.
  • Wu,Bing; He,Zijiang,J; Ooi,Teng,Leng. "Inaccurate representation of the ground surface beyond a texture boundary." PERCEPTION. Vol. 36, no. 5. (January 2007.): 703-721.
  • Ooi,Teng,Leng; Wu,Bing; He,Zijiang,J. "Perceptual space in the dark affected by the intrinsic bias of the visual system." PERCEPTION. Vol. 35, no. 5. (January 2006.): 605-624.
  • Ooi,Teng,Leng; He,Zijiang,J. "Binocular rivalry and surface-boundary processing." PERCEPTION. Vol. 35, no. 5. (January 2006.): 581-603.
  • Wu,J; He,Z,J; Ooi,T,L. "Visually perceived eye level and horizontal midline of the body trunk influenced by optic flow." PERCEPTION. Vol. 34, no. 9. (January 2005.): 1045-1060.
  • Wu,B; Ooi,T,L; He,Z,J. "Perceiving distance accurately by a directional process of integrating ground information." NATURE. Vol. 428, no. 6978. (March 2004.): 73-77.
  • He,Z,J; Wu,B; Ooi,T,L; Yarbrough,G; Wu,J. "Judging egocentric distance on the ground: Occlusion and surface integration." PERCEPTION. Vol. 33, no. 7. (January 2004.): 789-806.
  • Ooi,T,L; HE,Z,J. "A distributed intercortical processing of binocular rivalry: psychophysical evidence." PERCEPTION. Vol. 32, no. 2. (January 2003.): 155-166.
  • Ooi,T,L; Wu,B; He,Z,J. "Distance determined by the angular declination below the horizon." NATURE. Vol. 414, no. 6860. (November 2001.): 197-200.
  • Eubank,T,F; Ooi,T,L. "Improving visually guided action and perception through use of prisms.." Optometry (St. Louis, Mo.). Vol. 72, no. 4. (April 2001.): 217-227.
  • Ooi,T,L; HE,Z,J. "Sensory eye dominance.." Optometry (St. Louis, Mo.). Vol. 72, no. 3. (March 2001.): 168-178.
  • He,Z,J; Ooi,T,L. "Perceiving binocular depth with reference to a common surface." PERCEPTION. Vol. 29, no. 11. (January 2000.): 1313-1334.
  • HE,Z,J; Ooi,T,L. "Perceptual organization of apparent motion in the Ternus display." PERCEPTION. Vol. 28, no. 7. (January 1999.): 877-892.
  • Ooi,T,L; He,Z,J. "Binocular rivalry and visual awareness: the role of attention." PERCEPTION. Vol. 28, no. 5. (January 1999.): 551-574.
  • Sinai,M,J; Ooi,T,L; He,Z,J. "Terrain influences the accurate judgement of distance." NATURE. Vol. 395, no. 6701. (October 1998.): 497-500.
  • He,Z,J; Ooi,T,L. "Illusory-contour formation affected by luminance contrast polarity." PERCEPTION. Vol. 27, no. 3. (January 1998.): 313-335.