Thomas Albright

Professor and Director

Vision Center Laboratory

Conrad T. Prebys Chair in Vision Research

Tom Albright
Salk Institute for Biological Studies - Publications

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Pawar, A.S., Gepshtein, S., Savel'ev, S., Albright, T.D. Mechanisms of Spatiotemporal Selectivity in Cortical Area MT. (2018) Neuron. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2018.12.002

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Kafaligonul, H., Albright, T.D., Stoner, G.R. Auditory modulation of spiking activity and local field potentials in area MT does not appear to underlie an audiovisual temporal illusion. (2018) Journal of Neurophysiology. DOI: 10.1152/jn.00835.2017

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Bell, S., Sah, S., Albright, T.D., Gates, S.J., Denton, M.B., Casadevall, A. A call for more science in forensic science. (2018) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1712161115

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Gepshtein, S., Albright, T.D. Adaptive Optimization of Visual Sensitivity. (2017) J Indian Inst Sci. 97(4):423-434. DOI: 10.1007/s41745-017-0056-y

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Albright, T.D. Why eyewitnesses fail. (2017) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1706891114

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Saks, M.J., Albright, T., Bohan, T.L., Bierer, B.E., Bowers, C.M., Bush, M.A., Bush, P.J., Casadevall, A., Cole, S.A., Denton, M.B., Diamond, S.S., Dioso-Villa, R., Epstein, J., Faigman, D., Faigman, L., Fienberg, S.E., Garrett, B.L., Giannelli, P.C., Greely, H.T., Imwinkelried, E., Jamieson, A., Kafadar, K., Kassirer, J.P., Koehler, J., Korn, D., Mnookin, J., Morrison, A.B., Murphy, E., Peerwani, N., Peterson, J.L., Risinger, D.M., Sensabaugh, G.F., Spiegelman, C., Stern, H., Thompson, W.C., Wayman, J.L., Zabell, S., Zumwalt, R.E. Forensic bitemark identification: weak foundations, exaggerated claims. (2016) J Law Biosci. 3(3):538-575. DOI: 10.1093/jlb/lsw045

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Lesmes, L.A., Lu, Z.L., Baek, J., Tran, N., Dosher, B.A., Albright, T.D. Developing Bayesian adaptive methods for estimating sensitivity thresholds (d') in Yes-No and forced-choice tasks. (2015) Frontiers in Psychology. 6:1070. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01070

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Albright, T.D. Perceiving. (2015) Daedalus. 144(1):22-41. DOI: 10.1162/DAED_a_00315

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Albright, T.D. Travels with Charlie. (2014) Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 26(6):1305-23. DOI: 10.1162/jocn_a_00627


Gil-da-Costa, R., Stoner, G.R., Fung, R., Albright, T.D. Nonhuman primate model of schizophrenia using a noninvasive EEG method. (2013) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 110(38):15425-30. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1312264110

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Ruiz, O., Lustig, B.R., Nassi, J.J., Cetin, A., Reynolds, J.H., Albright, T.D., Callaway, E.M., Stoner, G.R., Roe, A.W. Optogenetics through windows on the brain in the nonhuman primate. (2013) Journal of Neurophysiology. 110(6):1455-67. DOI: 10.1152/jn.00153.2013

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Ponce-Alvarez, A., Thiele, A., Albright, T.D., Stoner, G.R., Deco, G. Stimulus-dependent variability and noise correlations in cortical MT neurons. (2013) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 110(32):13162-7. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1300098110

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Richert, M., Albright, T.D., Krekelberg, B. The complex structure of receptive fields in the middle temporal area. (2013) Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience. 7:2. DOI: 10.3389/fnsys.2013.00002

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Gepshtein, S., Lesmes, L.A., Albright, T.D. Sensory adaptation as optimal resource allocation. (2013) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 110(11):4368-73. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1204109110

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Albright, T.D. On the perception of probable things: neural substrates of associative memory, imagery, and perception. (2012) Neuron. 74(2):227-45. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2012.04.001

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Chen, X., Hoffmann, K.P., Albright, T.D., Thiele, A. Effect of feature-selective attention on neuronal responses in macaque area MT. (2012) Journal of Neurophysiology. 107(5):1530-43. DOI: 10.1152/jn.01042.2010

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Hartmann, T.S., Bremmer, F., Albright, T.D., Krekelberg, B. Receptive field positions in area MT during slow eye movements. (2011) Journal of Neuroscience. 31(29):10437-44. DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5590-10.2011

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Lesmes, L.A., Lu, Z.L., Baek, J., Albright, T.D. Bayesian adaptive estimation of the contrast sensitivity function: the quick CSF method. (2010) Journal of Vision. 10(3):17.1-21. DOI: 10.1167/10.3.17

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Buracas, G.T., Albright, T.D. Modulation of neuronal responses during covert search for visual feature conjunctions. (2009) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 106(39):16853-8. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0908455106

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Huang, X., Albright, T.D., Stoner, G.R. Stimulus dependency and mechanisms of surround modulation in cortical area MT. (2008) Journal of Neuroscience. 28(51):13889-906. DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1946-08.2008

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Schlack, A., Krekelberg, B., Albright, T.D. Speed perception during acceleration and deceleration. (2008) Journal of Vision. 8(8):9.1-11. DOI: 10.1167/8.8.9

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Schlack, A., Krekelberg, B., Albright, T.D. Recent history of stimulus speeds affects the speed tuning of neurons in area MT. (2007) Journal of Neuroscience. 27(41):11009-18. DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3165-07.2007

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Horwitz, G.D., Chichilnisky, E.J., Albright, T.D. Cone inputs to simple and complex cells in V1 of awake macaque. (2007) Journal of Neurophysiology. 97(4):3070-81. DOI: 10.1152/jn.00965.2006

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Schlack, A., Albright, T.D. Remembering visual motion: neural correlates of associative plasticity and motion recall in cortical area MT. (2007) Neuron. 53(6):881-90. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2007.02.028

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Huang, X., Albright, T.D., Stoner, G.R. Adaptive surround modulation in cortical area MT. (2007) Neuron. 53(5):761-70. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2007.01.032

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Krekelberg, B., van Wezel, R.J., Albright, T.D. Interactions between speed and contrast tuning in the middle temporal area: implications for the neural code for speed. (2006) Journal of Neuroscience. 26(35):8988-98. DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1983-06.2006

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Tan, E.M., Yamaguchi, Y., Horwitz, G.D., Gosgnach, S., Lein, E.S., Goulding, M., Albright, T.D., Callaway, E.M. Selective and quickly reversible inactivation of mammalian neurons in vivo using the Drosophila allatostatin receptor. (2006) Neuron. 51(2):157-70. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2006.06.018

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Krekelberg, B., van Wezel, R.J., Albright, T.D. Adaptation in macaque MT reduces perceived speed and improves speed discrimination. (2006) Journal of Neurophysiology. 95(1):255-70. DOI: 10.1152/jn.00750.2005

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Messinger, A., Squire, L.R., Zola, S.M., Albright, T.D. Neural correlates of knowledge: stable representation of stimulus associations across variations in behavioral performance. (2005) Neuron. 48(2):359-71. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2005.08.035

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van der Smagt, M.J., Wehrhahn, C., Albright, T.D. Contextual masking of oriented lines: interactions between surface segmentation cues. (2005) Journal of Neurophysiology. 94(1):576-89. DOI: 10.1152/jn.00366.2004

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Horwitz, G.D., Albright, T.D. Paucity of chromatic linear motion detectors in macaque V1. (2005) Journal of Vision. 5(6):525-33. DOI: 10.1167/5.6.4

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Krekelberg, B., Albright, T.D. Motion mechanisms in macaque MT. (2005) Journal of Neurophysiology. 93(5):2908-21. DOI: 10.1152/jn.00473.2004

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Lein, E.S., Callaway, E.M., Albright, T.D., Gage, F.H. Redefining the boundaries of the hippocampal CA2 subfield in the mouse using gene expression and 3-dimensional reconstruction. (2005) Journal of Comparative Neurology. 485(1):1-10. DOI: 10.1002/cne.20426

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Horwitz, G.D., Chichilnisky, E.J., Albright, T.D. Blue-yellow signals are enhanced by spatiotemporal luminance contrast in macaque V1. (2005) Journal of Neurophysiology. 93(4):2263-78. DOI: 10.1152/jn.00743.2004

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Hegdé, J., Albright, T.D., Stoner, G.R. Second-order motion conveys depth-order information. (2004) Journal of Vision. 4(10):838-42. DOI: 10.1167/4.10.1

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Schwartz, O., Movellan, J.R., Wachtler, T., Albright, T.D., Sejnowski, T.J. Spike count distributions, factorizability, and contextual effects in area V1. (2004) Neurocomputing. 58-60:893-900. DOI: 10.1016/j.neucom.2004.01.143

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Horwitz, G.D., Albright, T.D. Short-latency fixational saccades induced by luminance increments. (2003) Journal of Neurophysiology. 90(2):1333-9. DOI: 10.1152/jn.00146.2003

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Diogo, A.C., Soares, J.G., Koulakov, A., Albright, T.D., Gattass, R. Electrophysiological imaging of functional architecture in the cortical middle temporal visual area of Cebus apella monkey. (2003) Journal of Neuroscience. 23(9):3881-98.

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Wachtler, T., Sejnowski, T.J., Albright, T.D. Representation of color stimuli in awake macaque primary visual cortex. (2003) Neuron. 37(4):681-91.

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Movshon, J.A., Albright, T.D., Stoner, G.R., Majaj, N.J., Smith, M.A. Cortical responses to visual motion in alert and anesthetized monkeys. (2003) Nature Neuroscience. 6(1):3; author reply 3-4. DOI: 10.1038/nn0103-3a


Diogo, A.C., Soares, J.G., Albright, T.D., Gattass, R. Two-dimensional map of direction selectivity in cortical visual area MT of Cebus monkey. (2002) An. Acad. Bras. Cienc. 74(3):463-76.

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Albright, T.D., Stoner, G.R. Contextual influences on visual processing. (2002) Annual Review of Neuroscience. 25:339-79. DOI: 10.1146/annurev.neuro.25.112701.142900

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Thiele, A., Dobkins, K.R., Albright, T.D. Neural correlates of chromatic motion perception. (2001) Neuron. 32(2):351-8.

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Messinger, A., Squire, L.R., Zola, S.M., Albright, T.D. Neuronal representations of stimulus associations develop in the temporal lobe during learning. (2001) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 98(21):12239-44. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.211431098

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Wachtler, T., Albright, T.D., Sejnowski, T.J. Nonlocal interactions in color perception: nonlinear processing of chromatic signals from remote inducers. (2001) Vision Research. 41(12):1535-46.

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Albright, T.D., Jessell, T.M., Kandell, E.R., Posner, M.I. Progress in the neural sciences in the the century after Cajal (and the mysteries that remain). (2001) Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci. 929:11-40.

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Albright, T.D., Kandel, E.R., Posner, M.I. Cognitive neuroscience. (2000) Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 10(5):612-24.

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Duncan, R.O., Albright, T.D., Stoner, G.R. Occlusion and the interpretation of visual motion: perceptual and neuronal effects of context. (2000) Journal of Neuroscience. 20(15):5885-97.

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Thiele, A., Dobkins, K.R., Albright, T.D. Neural correlates of contrast detection at threshold. (2000) Neuron. 26(3):715-24.

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Dobkins, K.R., Thiele, A., Albright, T.D. Comparison of red-green equiluminance points in humans and macaques: evidence for different L:M cone ratios between species. (2000) J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis. 17(3):545-56.

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Albright, T.D., Jessell, T.M., Kandel, E.R., Posner, M.I. Neural science: a century of progress and the mysteries that remain. (2000) Neuron. 25 Suppl:S1-55.


Albright, T.D., Jessell, T.M., Kandel, E.R., Posner, M.I. Neural science: a century of progress and the mysteries that remain. (2000) Cell. 100 Suppl:S1-55.


Croner, L.J., Albright, T.D. Seeing the big picture: integration of image cues in the primate visual system. (1999) Neuron. 24(4):777-89.


Thiele, A., Dobkins, K.R., Albright, T.D. The contribution of color to motion processing in Macaque middle temporal area. (1999) Journal of Neuroscience. 19(15):6571-87.

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Albright, T.D. More than one way to see it move? (1999) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 96(14):7611-3.


Buracas, G.T., Albright, T.D. Gauging sensory representations in the brain. (1999) Trends in Neurosciences. 22(7):303-9.

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Buracas, G.T., Albright, T.D. Covert visual search: a comparison of performance by humans and macaques (Macaca mulatta). (1999) Behavioral Neuroscience. 113(3):451-64.

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Croner, L.J., Albright, T.D. Segmentation by color influences responses of motion-sensitive neurons in the cortical middle temporal visual area. (1999) Journal of Neuroscience. 19(10):3935-51.

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Buracas, G.T., Zador, A.M., DeWeese, M.R., Albright, T.D. Efficient discrimination of temporal patterns by motion-sensitive neurons in primate visual cortex. (1998) Neuron. 20(5):959-69.

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Stoner, G.R., Albright, T.D. Luminance contrast affects motion coherency in plaid patterns by acting as a depth-from-occlusion cue. (1998) Vision Research. 38(3):387-401.

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Dobkins, K.R., Stoner, G.R., Albright, T.D. Perceptual, oculomotor, and neural responses to moving color plaids. (1998) Perception. 27(6):681-709. DOI: 10.1068/p270681

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Nahm, F.K., Perret, A., Amaral, D.G., Albright, T.D. How do monkeys look at faces? (1997) Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 9(5):611-23. DOI: 10.1162/jocn.1997.9.5.611

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Chaudhuri, A., Albright, T.D. Neuronal responses to edges defined by luminance vs. temporal texture in macaque area V1. (1997) Visual Neuroscience. 14(5):949-62.

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Croner, L.J., Albright, T.D. Image segmentation enhances discrimination of motion in visual noise. (1997) Vision Research. 37(11):1415-27.

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Albright, T.D. An excellent lightness. (1996) Science. 273(5278):1055-6.


Stoner, G.R., Albright, T.D. The interpretation of visual motion: evidence for surface segmentation mechanisms. (1996) Vision Research. 36(9):1291-310.

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Buracas, G.T., Albright, T.D. Contribution of area MT to perception of three-dimensional shape: a computational study. (1996) Vision Research. 36(6):869-87.

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Albright, T.D. 'My most true mind thus makes mine eye untrue'. (1995) Trends in Neurosciences. 18(8):331-3.


Albright, T.D., Stoner, G.R. Visual motion perception. (1995) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 92(7):2433-40.

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Dobkins, K.R., Albright, T.D. Behavioral and neural effects of chromatic isoluminance in the primate visual motion system. (1995) Visual Neuroscience. 12(2):321-32.

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Scalaidhe, S.P., Albright, T.D., Rodman, H.R., Gross, C.G. Effects of superior temporal polysensory area lesions on eye movements in the macaque monkey. (1995) Journal of Neurophysiology. 73(1):1-19.

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Dobkins, K.R., Albright, T.D. What happens if it changes color when it moves?: the nature of chromatic input to macaque visual area MT. (1994) Journal of Neuroscience. 14(8):4854-70.

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Albright, T.D. Why do things look as they do? (1994) Trends in Neurosciences. 17(5):175-7.


Nahm, F.K., Dale, A.M., Albright, T.D., Amaral, D.G. In vivo microelectrode localization in the brain of the alert monkey: a combined radiographic and magnetic resonance imaging approach. (1994) Exp Brain Res. 98(3):401-11.

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Dobkins, K.R., Albright, T.D. What happens if it changes color when it moves?: psychophysical experiments on the nature of chromatic input to motion detectors. (1993) Vision Research. 33(8):1019-36.

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Stoner, G.R., Albright, T.D. Image segmentation cues in motion processing: implications for modularity in vision. (1993) Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 5(2):129-49. DOI: 10.1162/jocn.1993.5.2.129

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Albright, T.D. Cortical processing of visual motion. (1993) Rev Oculomot Res. 5:177-201.


Chaudhuri, A., Albright, T.D. Heterochromatic Fusion Nystagmus: its use in estimating chromatic equiluminance in humans and monkeys. (1992) Vision Research. 32(9):1745-59.

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Stoner, G.R., Albright, T.D. Neural correlates of perceptual motion coherence. (1992) Nature. 358(6385):412-4. DOI: 10.1038/358412a0

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Stoner, G.R., Albright, T.D. Motion coherency rules are form-cue invariant. (1992) Vision Research. 32(3):465-75.

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Albright, T.D. Form-cue invariant motion processing in primate visual cortex. (1992) Science. 255(5048):1141-3.

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Albright, T.D. Motion perception and the mind-body problem. (1991) Current Biology. 1(6):391-3.


Albright, T.D. Color and the integration of motion signals. (1991) Trends in Neurosciences. 14(7):266-9.


Chaudhuri, A., Albright, T.D. A new technique for estimating chromatic isoluminance in humans and monkeys. (1990) Visual Neuroscience. 5(6):605-8.

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Rodman, H.R., Gross, C.G., Albright, T.D. Afferent basis of visual response properties in area MT of the macaque. II. Effects of superior colliculus removal. (1990) Journal of Neuroscience. 10(4):1154-64.

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Stoner, G.R., Albright, T.D., Ramachandran, V.S. Transparency and coherence in human motion perception. (1990) Nature. 344(6262):153-5. DOI: 10.1038/344153a0

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Rodman, H.R., Gross, C.G., Albright, T.D. Afferent basis of visual response properties in area MT of the macaque. I. Effects of striate cortex removal. (1989) Journal of Neuroscience. 9(6):2033-50.

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Rodman, H.R., Albright, T.D. Single-unit analysis of pattern-motion selective properties in the middle temporal visual area (MT). (1989) Exp Brain Res. 75(1):53-64.

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Albright, T.D. Centrifugal directional bias in the middle temporal visual area (MT) of the macaque. (1989) Visual Neuroscience. 2(2):177-88.

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Albright, T.D., Desimone, R. Local precision of visuotopic organization in the middle temporal area (MT) of the macaque. (1987) Exp Brain Res. 65(3):582-92.

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Rodman, H.R., Albright, T.D. Coding of visual stimulus velocity in area MT of the macaque. (1987) Vision Research. 27(12):2035-48.

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Schwartz, E.L., Desimone, R., Albright, T.D., Gross, C.G. Shape recognition and inferior temporal neurons. (1983) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 80(18):5776-8.

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Education

BS, Psychology, University of Maryland
PhD, Psychology and Neuroscience, Princeton University
Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton University


Affiliations


Awards & Honors

  • 2013 President of the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA)
  • 2008 National Academy of Sciences
  • 2003 American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 1997 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
  • 1995 National Academy of Sciences Award for Initiatives in Research
  • 1991 McKnight Neuroscience Development Award
  • 1989 Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship