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Michele A. Cox

Graduate Student
Research Area: Neuroscience

Neurological Basis of Visual Perception

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Representative Publications

Cox M.A., Dougherty K., Adams G.K., Reavis E.A., Westerberg J.A., Moore B.S.,  Leopold D.A., & Maier A. (2017). Spiking suppression precedes cued attentional enhancement of neural responses in primary visual cortex. Cerebral Cortex. 1-14.

Cox M.A. & Maier A. (2015). Serial versus parallel processing in mid-level vision: filling-in the details of spatial interpolation. Neuroscience of Consciousness 2015 (1): niv007

Dougherty, K., Cox, M. A., Ninomiya, T., Leopold, D. A., & Maier, A. (2015). Ongoing alpha activity in V1 regulates visually driven spiking responses. Cereb Cortex. Cerebral Cortex, bhv304.

Maier, A., Cox, M.A., Dougherty, K., Moore, B. & Leopold, D.A. (2014) Anisotropy of ongoing neural activity in primate visual cortex. Eye and Brain.

Cox, M. A., Lowe, K. A., Blake, R., & Maier, A. (2014). Sustained perceptual invisibility of solid shapes following contour adaptation to partial outlines. Consciousness and cognition, 26, 37-50.

Cox, M.A., Schmid, M.C., Peters, A.J., Saunders, R.C., Leopold, D.A. & Maier A. (2013) Receptive field focus of visual area V4 neurons determines responses to illusory surfaces. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 110(42):17095-17100


  • Gordon Research Seminar Travel Award, 2016
  • Pat Burns Memorial Graduate Student Research Award, 2016
  • Tom Slick Research Award from the Mind Science Foundation, 2013
  • Graduate Research Fellowship Awardee, NSF, 2012
  • Elsevier/Vision ResearchTravel Award for VSS, 2012
  • Fine Science Tool Travel Award for SfN, 2011
  • Department of Psychology Scientific Development Award, 2011
  • NIH Postbaccalauerate Intramural Research Training Award, 2010