This is the website of James P. Herman, PhD. I am currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Lab of Rich Krauzlis at the Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research (LSR) , part of the National Eye Institute (NEI), in-turn part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in Bethesda, MD.
The lab’s work is focused on understanding what role the superior colliculus (SC) plays in the control of spatial attention. My current project centers on visual attention to chromatic stimuli; since the SC does not have nascent sensitivity to color, it would be intriguing if (as we speculate) the SC is involved in allocating attention to chromatic visual stimuli.
This website contains many older blog posts written during my doctoral studies, and will (it is to be hoped) contain newer material mostly centered on neuroscience, matlab coding, and anything else that might be worth sharing.