Michael I. Posner

Michael I. Posner
Department of Psychology University of Oregon Eugene, Oregon, USA


For more than fifty years Michael Posner has studied how mental operations, particularly those related to attention, are carried out by neural networks. He has used cognitive, imaging and genetic methods. In 1998 he was founding director of the Sackler Institute at Weill Medical College. He continues studies as Prof. Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Oregon and Adjunct Prof. at Weill Medical College. His current work examine the mechanisms of changes in white matter resulting from various forms of training. A mouse model is used to examine the general changes with learning and the reason for individual differences in changed connectivity.

Research Interest

Psychology, Molecular Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Speech pathology, Rehabilitation, Cognitive Impairment,