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(615) 322-0868
004 Wilson Hall

Research Area

  • Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Neuroscience
  • Education

    B.S.Chem., University of Denver, 1982

    Ph.D., University of Utah, 1986

    Curriculum Vitae

    Current Courses

    Psychology 216: Movement

    Psychology 335: Neuroscience and Law


    May be interested in accepting new graduate students for Fall 2017

    Jeffrey D. Schall

    E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Neuroscience
    Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
    Director of Center for Integrative Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience
    Director of Vision Training Program

    Schall's research is addressing questions like these: How does the brain decide where to look? How does the brain control whether and when to produce a movement? How does the brain know when it makes a mistake? These questions are answered by monitoring neural signals in cortical and subcortical regions in macaque monkeys performing visual search and countermanding tasks. To relate the cognitive neurophysiological findings to human perception and performance, Schall collaborates with other faculty in the Department of Psychology. A collaboration with Geoff Woodman is characterizing cognitive event-related potentials and elucidating how they arise. A collaboration with Gordon Logan and Tom Palmeri is formulating and testing models that explain how neural signals accomplish the computations producing the task performance. A collaboration with Sohee Park and other colleagues is exploring how the disorders of task performance by patients with schizophrenia or Parkinson’s disease can be understood in relation to the cognitive neurophysiology and modeling findings.

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