Gerald Westheimer

Gerald Westheimer

Title
Professor of the Graduate School, Division of Neurobiology
Department
Dept of Molecular & Cell Biology
Phone
(510) 642-4828
Research Expertise and Interest
neurobiology; psychophysics, primate visual cortex, neural circuits, brain mechanisms, response modifications, active perception, learning, stereoscopic vision, optometryoptics of the eye, ophthalmic instrumentation
Research Description

<p>The processing of visual information by the human brain is approached by psychophysical experiments, by the study of the primate visual cortex in a collaborative arrangement with the Neurobiology Laboratory at the Rockefeller University, and by models of neural circuits and brain mechanisms. Of particular interest are interactive and plastic changes associated with the response modifications that occur with attention, active perception and learning. </p>

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