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Professor Joseph G. Malpeli

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Program Area: Behavioral Neuroscience

Professor Emeritus of Psychology

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Specializations

  • vision

Research Description

I am particularly interested in the ways brain structures processing visual information interact with another. Recent research topics include the neural constraints on visual resolution and dim-light sensitivity, coordination of eye movements with visual perception, neural circuits guiding eye movements to attended visual targets, and the structure of the primate lateral geniculate nucleus.

Education

  • Ph.D. from John Hopkins University

Recent Publications

Cui, H. and J. G. Malpeli. Activity in the parabigeminal nucleus during eye movement directed at moving and stationary targets. J. Neurophysiol. 89: 3128-3142, 2003.

Erwin, E., F.H. Baker, W.F. Busen and J. G. Malpeli. Relationship between laminar topology and retinotopy in the rhesus lateral geniculate nucleus: results from a functional atlas. J. Comp. Neurol. 407: 92-102, 1999.

Kang, I. and J.G. Malpeli. Dim-light sensitivity of cells in the awake cat*s lateral geniculate and medial interlaminar nuclei: a correlation with behavior. J. Neurophysiol. 102: 841-852, 2009.

Kang, I., R.E. Reem, A.L. Kaczmarowski, and J.G. Malpeli. Dim-light sensitivity of cells in the awake cat*s lateral geniculate and medial interlaminar nuclei: a correlation with behavior. J. Neurophysiol. 102: 831-840, 2009.

Tate, A.K and J.G. Malpeli. Effects of focal inactivation of dorsal or ventral layers of the lateral geniculate nucleus on cats' ability to see and fixate small targets. J. Neurophysiol. 80: 2206-2209, 1998.

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Building Remodeling Projects

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