Research Expertise and Interest
cognitive neuroscience, pharmacology, learning, attention, visual perception, neuroimaging
Michael Silver is a Professor of Optometry and Vision Science, and Neuroscience. The research goals of Michael Silver's laboratory are to better understand how the human brain constructs representations of the environment and how these representations are modified by cognitive processes such as attention, expectation, and learning. They address these questions by applying a combination of behavioral, brain imaging, modeling, and pharmacological techniques to the study of healthy human participants as well as patients who suffer from diseases that affect visual perceptual processing.