Anthony Movshon, New York University, USA


Anthony Movshon is University Professor and Silver Professor in the Center for Neural Science at New York University. Movshon was born and raised in New York, received his BA and PhD from Cambridge University, and then joined the faculty of NYU in 1975 in the Department of Psychology. In 1987, he became founding Director of NYU’s Center for Neural Science. Movshon’s lab studies vision and visual perception, using a multidisciplinary approach that combines biology, behavior and theory. His work explores the way that the neural networks in the brain compute and represent the form and motion of objects and scenes; the way that these networks contribute to perceptual judgments and to the control of visually guided action; and the way that normal and abnormal visual experience influence brain development in early life. Among his honors are the Young Investigator Award from the Society for Neuroscience, the Rank Prize in Optoelectronics, the António Champalimaud Vision Award, the Golden Brain Award from the Minerva Foundation, and the Karl Spencer Lashley Award from the American Philosophical Society. He is a Member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and of the Association for Psychological Science.

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