Susana Martinez-Conde
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Susana Martinez-Conde


Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology, Physiology at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center. Founding Member and President of the Neural Correlate Society and Executive Producer of the annual Best Illusion of the Year Contest. Former Executive Board Member of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness. Advisory Board Member and Columnist for Scientific American Mind.

Cognitive Disorders Neurology Neuroscience Ophthalmology Psychiatry & Psychology

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Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology, Physiology and Pharmacology

State University of New York
Our research focuses on understanding the neural bases of our visual experience. How can the electrical activity of a neuron, or a neuronal population, convey the color or brightness of an object? How can we determine the signal from the noise in a train of electrical impulses within a neuron? What type of neural code do neurons use to communicate information to each other? How are neural impulses grouped to represent the different features of a visual scene? To address these questions we use a combination of techniques, including fMRI, electrophysiological recordings from single neurons, psychophysical measurements, and computational models of visual function.

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