USC Cinematic Arts

Thomas Albright is Director of the Vision Center Laboratory and Conrad T. Prebys Chair in Vision Research at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. His research focuses on the neural structures and events underlying the perception of motion, form, and color. His studies of the primate cerebral cortex have helped to reveal the existence of multiple areas devoted to the processing of visual information. Through an integrative approach that combines neurophysiological and behavioral techniques, as well as computational modeling of neural networks, his research team is beginning to illuminate the mechanics underlying information processing in these high-level visual areas, as well as define their unique contributions to visual perception and visually guided behavior.