William Newsome, Ph.D.is Professor
of Neurobiology at the
of Medicine. Newsome completed his undergraduate degree in physics from Stetson
University in DeLand, Florida, and a dotorate in biological sciences from the
California Institute of Technology in 1980. He did postdoctoral research at the
National Eye Institute, and then served for four years as an assistant professor
at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Newsome is an international
leader in the fields of systems and cognitive neuroscience. He has made
fundamental contributions to our understanding of neural systems in the primate
brain that mediate visual perception, and is currently exploring cortical
mechanisms that underlie simple decision processes. The high quality of his
research has been recognized by several awards and prestigious lectureships,
including the Rank Prize for Optoelectronics in 1992, the Spencer Award for
Highly Original Contributions to Neurobiology in 1994, and the 13th Annual David
Marr Lecture at Cambridge University in 1996. In 1997, he was appointed as an
Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and in 2000 he was elected
to membership in the National Academy of Sciences.
Newsome, William T. On Neural Codes and
Perception. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience: 1995.
DeAngelis, G. C., B. G. Cumming, and W.T. Newsome. Cortical
Area MT and the Perception of Stereoscopic Depth. Nature:
Nichols, M. J. and W. T. Newsome. The
Neurobiology of Cognition. Nature: 1999.
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