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Brian Flaherty, Ph.D.

Conducts both methodological and substantive research in health and social sciences. His current methodological work focuses on the measurement and analysis of change over time. His substantive work involves examining substance use onset and dependence.

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John Palmer, Ph.D.

Studies visual attention and perceptual decision making in both humans and monkeys. In his research, he measures behavior and relates it to both abstract mathematical models and underlying neural mechanisms.

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Scott Murray, Ph.D.

Studies both the behavioral and physiological side of visual perception. His research focuses on how the brain recognizes features such as faces and objects to help interpret what we see. He uses a technique called functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) which measures changes in blood flow around brain areas with increased neural activity.