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William Newsome

William Newsome

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.

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Selected Bibliography

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: 1998.

Nichols, M. J. and W. T. Newsome. The Neurobiology of Cognition. Nature: 1999.

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