Michael Silver

Michael Silver

Title
Associate Professor of Optometry and Vision Science and Neuroscience
Department
Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute
School of Optometry
Phone
(510) 642-3130
Research Expertise and Interest
cognitive neuroscience, pharmacology, learning, attention, visual perception, neuroimaging
Research Description

The goals of our laboratory's research are to understand how the brain constructs representations of the environment and how these representations are modified by cognitive processes such as attention, expectation, and learning. We address these questions by applying a combination of behavioral, brain imaging, electrophysiological, modeling, and pharmacological techniques to the study of healthy human participants as well as patients who suffer from diseases that affect perceptual processing.

 

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