Research Expertise and Interest

visual perception

Research Description

Doris Tsao is a professor in the neurobiology division of the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute.  She studies visual perception in primates in order to understand how the brain creates our sense of reality.  She is widely recognized for her work on the neural system for face processing within the temporal lobe, clarifying its anatomical organization and coding principles. Most recently, her lab discovered that this system is part of a larger map of object space.

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