After earning a PhD in physics at Brown, Prof. Paradiso was a Miller Research Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley and an associate scientist at the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute in San Francisco. He joined the Brown faculty in 1990 and is Director of Brown's Center for Vision Research. His research investigates brain mechanisms underlying vision. He is the Chairman of the National Eye Institute's Central Visual Processing Study Section which reviews federal grant submissions for vision research. He is Principal Investigator of a Training Grant from the National Eye Institute that supports graduate training in vision research. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Vision and Vision Research and for many years sat on the executive committee of the Vision Sciences Society. He is coauthor, with Drs. Mark Bear and Barry Connors of a leading introductory neuroscience textbook, which has been translated into 6 languages. He is presently course director of NEUR 0010 (Introduction to the Brain), which is one of the most popular courses at Brown. He has won the Elizabeth H. LeDuc Award for Teaching Excellence in the Life Sciences and the Brown University Undergraduate Council of Students Award for Excellence in Teaching.
|Niemeyer JE, Paradiso MA Saccade-based termination responses in macaque V1 and visual perception.. Visual Neuroscience. 2018; 35 : E025.|
|Niemeyer JE, Paradiso MA Contrast sensitivity, V1 neural activity, and natural vision.. Journal of Neurophysiology. 2017; 117 (2) : 492-508.|
|Niemeyer, J., Paradiso, M. Natural vision effects on contrast sensitivity and their correlation with macaque V1 activity. Journal of Vision/Journal of Vision. 2014; 14 (10) : 197-197.|
|Paradiso, M. A., Meshi, D., Pisarcik, J., Levine, S. Eye movements reset visual perception. Journal of Vision/Journal of Vision. 2012; 12 (13) : 11-11.|
|Ruiz O, Paradiso MA Macaque V1 representations in natural and reduced visual contexts: spatial and temporal properties and influence of saccadic eye movements.. Journal of Neurophysiology. 2012; 108 (1) : 324-33.|
|MacEvoy SP, Hanks TD, Paradiso MA Macaque V1 activity during natural vision: effects of natural scenes and saccades.. Journal of Neurophysiology. 2008; 99 (2) : 460-72.|
|Huang X, Levine S, Paradiso MA Rebounding V1 activity and a new visual aftereffect.. Journal of Vision. 2008; 8 (3) : 25.1-10.|
|Huang X, Paradiso MA V1 response timing and surface filling-in.. Journal of Neurophysiology. 2008; 100 (1) : 539-47.|
|Paradiso MA, Blau S, Huang X, MacEvoy SP, Rossi AF, Shalev G Lightness, filling-in, and the fundamental role of context in visual perception.. Progress in brain research. 2006; 155 : 109-23.|
|Rittenhouse, C. D. Stimulus for Rapid Ocular Dominance Plasticity in Visual Cortex. Journal of Neurophysiology/Journal of Neurophysiology. 2006; 95 (5) : 2947-2950.|
|Huang, X. Background Changes Delay Information Represented in Macaque V1 Neurons. Journal of Neurophysiology/Journal of Neurophysiology. 2005; 94 (6) : 4314-4330.|
|Huang, X. Background Changes Delay the Perceptual Availability of Form Information. Journal of Neurophysiology/Journal of Neurophysiology. 2005; 94 (6) : 4331-4343.|
|Shalev, G. Y., Paradiso, M. A. The effects of natural scenes and saccades on V1 orientation selectivity. Journal of Vision/Journal of Vision. 2005; 5 (8) : 596-596.|
|Clarke, C., Paradiso, M. The complex spatial topography of attentional modulation in macaque V4. Journal of Vision/Journal of Vision. 2004; 4 (8) : 7-7.|
|Clarke, C., Paradiso, M. A performance deficit at the site of attentional cueing. Journal of Vision/Journal of Vision. 2003; 3 (9) : 327-327.|
|Huang, X., Blau, S., Paradiso, M. A. Aspects of human detection and discrimination correlate with macaque V1 physiology. Journal of Vision/Journal of Vision. 2001; 1 (3) : 201-201.|
|Paradiso MA, Shimojo S, Nakayama K Subjective contours, tilt aftereffects, and visual cortical organization.. Vision research. 1989; 29 (9) : 1205-13.|
|Bear MF, Paradiso MA, Schwartz M, Nelson SB, Carnes KM, Daniels JD Two methods of catecholamine depletion in kitten visual cortex yield different effects on plasticity.. J. Geophys. Res.. 1983; 302 (5905) : 245-7.|
Huang X, Paradiso MA (2008) V1 response timing and surface filling-in. Journal of Neurophysiology 100: 539-547.
Macevoy SP, Hanks TD, Paradiso MA (2008) Macaque V1 activity during natural vision: effects of natural scenes and saccades. Journal of Neurophysiology 99: 460–472.
Huang X, Levine S, Paradiso MA (2008) Rebounding V1 activity and a new visual aftereffect. Journal of Vision 8: 1-10.
Bear MF, Connors B, Paradiso MA (2006) Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain (Third Edition). Williams and Wilkins, New York, NY. Foreign editions: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
Paradiso MA, Blau S, Huang X, MacEvoy SP, Rossi AF, Shalev G (2006) Lightness, filling-in, and the fundamental role of context in visual perception. Progress in Brain Research 155: 109-123.
Rittenhouse CD, Siegler BA, Voelker CA, Shouval HZ, Paradiso MA, Bear MF (2006) Stimulus for rapid ccular dominance plasticity in visual cortex. Journal of Neurophysiology 95: 2947-2950.
Huang X, Blau S, Paradiso MA (2005) Background changes delay the perceptual availability of form information. Journal of Neurophysiology 94: 4331 - 4343.
Huang X, Paradiso MA (2005) Background changes delay information represented in macaque V1 neurons. Journal of Neurophysiology 94: 4314 - 4330.
Paradiso MA, MacEvoy SP, Huang X, Blau S (2005) The importance of modulatory input for V1 activity and perception. Progress in Brain Research 149: 257-266.
Rossi AF, Paradiso MA (2003) Surface completion: Psychophysical and neurophysiological studies of brightness interpolation In: "Filling-in: from perceptual completion to skill learning", eds: Pessoa L. and De Weerd P., Oxford University Press.
Paradiso MA (2002) Neuronal and perceptual correspondence in primary visual cortex. Current Opinion in Neurobiology 12: 155-161.
Huang X, Macevoy SP, Paradiso MA (2002) Brightness perception and brightness illusions in the macaque monkey. Journal of Neuroscience 22: 9618-9625.
Bear MF, Connors B, Paradiso MA (2001) Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain (Second Edition). Williams and Wilkins, New York, NY.
Macevoy SP, Paradiso MA (2001) Lightness constancy in primary visual cortex. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 98: 8827-8831.
Shimojo S, Paradiso MA, Fujita I (2001) What visual perception tells us about mind and brain. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 98: 12340-12341.
Paradiso MA (2000) Visual Neuroscience: Illuminating the dark corners. Current Biology 10: R15-18.
Paradiso MA (1999) Monkey business builds a bridge to the human brain. Nature Neuroscience 2: 491-492. [Invited commentary]
Rittenhouse CD. Shouval HZ, Paradiso MA, and Bear MF (1999) Monocular deprivation induces homosynaptic long-term depression in visual cortex. Nature 397: 347-350.
Rossi AF and Paradiso MA (1999) Neural correlates of brightness in the responses of neurons in the retina, LGN, and primary visual cortex. Journal of Neuroscience 19: 6145-6156.
Macevoy S, Kim W, and Paradiso MA (1998) Integration of surface information in primary visual cortex. Nature Neuroscience 1: 616-620.
Rossi AF, Rittenhouse CD, and Paradiso MA (1996). The representation of brightness in primary visual cortex. Science 273: 1104-1107.
Paradiso MA and Hahn S (1996). Filling-in percepts produced by luminance modulation. Vision Research 36: 2657-2663.
Rossi AF and Paradiso MA (1996). Temporal limits of brightness induction and mechanisms of brightness perception. Vision Research 36: 1391-1398.
Bear MF, Connors B, Paradiso MA (1996) Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain. Williams and Wilkins, New York, NY.
Rossi AF, Paradiso MA (1995) Feature-specific effects of selective visual attention. Vision Research 35: 621-634.
Intrator N, Bear MF, Cooper LN, Paradiso MA (1994) Theory of synaptic plasticity in visual cortex. In: Synaptic Plasticity: Molecular, cellular and functional aspects (R Thompson, M Baudry, J Davis eds.). MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.
Paradiso MA, Nakayama K (1991) Brightness perception and filling-in. Vision Research 31:1221-1236.
Anstis S, Paradiso M (1989) Programs for visual psychophysics on the Amiga: A tutorial. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, and Computers 21: 548-563.
Paradiso MA, Shimojo S, Nakayama K (1989) Subjective contours, tilt after effects, and visual cortical organization. Vision Research 29: 1205-1213.
Paradiso MA, Carney T, Freeman RD (1989) Cortical processing of hyperacuity tasks. Vision Research 29: 247-254.
Carney T, Paradiso MA, Freeman RD (1989) A physiological correlate of the Pulfrich effect in cortical neurons of the cat. Vision Research 29: 155-165.
Paradiso MA (1988) A theory for the use of visual orientation information which exploits the columnar structure of striate cortex. Biological Cybernetics 58: 35-49.
Ramoa AS, Paradiso MA, Freeman RD (1988) Blockade of intracortical inhibition in kitten striate cortex: effects on receptive field properties and associated loss of ocular dominance plasticity. Experimental Brain Research 73: 285-296.
Paradiso MA, Carney T (1988) Orientation discrimination as a function of stimulus eccentricity and size: nasal/temporal retinal asymmetry. Vision Research 28: 867-874.
Paradiso MA, Bear MF, Daniels JD (1983) Effects of intracortical infusion of 6-hydroxydopamine on the response of kitten visual cortex to monocular deprivation. Experimental Brain Research 51: 413-422.
Bear MF, Paradiso MA, Schwartz M, Nelson SB, Carnes KM, Daniels JD (1983) Two methods of catecholamine depletion in kitten visual cortex yield different effects on plasticity. Nature 302: 245-247.
|Bienenstock, Lucien||Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics, Associate Professor of Neuroscience|
|Donoghue, John||Henry Merritt Wriston Professor of Neuroscience, Professor of Engineering|
|Geman, Stuart||James Manning Professor of Applied Mathematics|
|NEUR 0010 - The Brain: An Introduction to Neuroscience|