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Geoffrey Boynton, Ph.D.

Degree From: University of California, Santa Barbara

Interests: Visual perception and its neural basis

Contact

Phone (206) 685-6493
Fax (206) 685-3157
E-mail gboynton@uw.edu
Website http://depts.washington.edu/viscog/
Course Website(s)Psych 315 (Statistics)
 Matlab programming (I)
 Matlab programming (II)
 Psych 333 (S & P)
 Psych 524A (Graduate Stats)

Advising

Do I accept and train new psychology graduate students in general?
Yes
Am I accepting new graduate students in the upcoming year?
Yes 2017-2018
Cognition and Perception

Research

Functional organization of human visual perception

My lab works closely with the labs of Ione Fine and Scott Murray. We use a combination of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), ERP and behavioral measurements to study the relationship between neuronal responses in the visual cortex of the brain and our conscious visual experience.

A major goal of my research is on attention, and specifically how and why some visual stimuli get past the attentional bottleneck and some don’t. I am also interested in the relationship, across individuals, between performance on a variety of perceptual tasks and the corresponding neural responses in cortical areas that represent the stimuli for those tasks.

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