Mark Segraves Professor

Research Summary

Systems and cognitive neuroscience; sensorimotor integration; selection and control of eye movements in primates

The generation of eye movements is an important function of the brain's control systems. My laboratory uses the eye movement system as a model for how the brain of primates, including man, controls a variety of movements. Our work focuses upon areas of the rhesus monkey's prefrontal cortex and midbrain that help to control eye movements. We use behavioral and neurophysiological techniques in awake, behaving monkeys to allow us to examine the processing of information taking place within these areas, and to enable us to understand the role these neural structures perform in the complex network of connections that make up the oculomotor system.

Selected Publications

Selected Honors/Awards

  • 1989-94  National Institutes of Health F.I.R.S.T. Award
  • 1989-93  Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in Neuroscience
  • 1982  Postdoctoral Fellowship, Individual National Research Service Award, EY05627- 01. Award declined following receipt of NIH Intramural Staff Fellowship
  • 1981-82  Postdoctoral Fellowship, Swiss National Science Foundation
  • 1980, 81  Grass Foundation Summer Fellowships
  • 1976-80  Predoctoral Fellow supported by NIH training grant to Department of Anatomy, University of Pennsylvania
  • 1973  Phi Sigma Society (Biology)