William Newsome, Ph.D.is Professor of
Neurobiology at the Stanford University
School 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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