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William T. Newsome is a neuroscientist at Stanford University who works to "understand the neuronal processes that mediate visual perception and visually guided behavior."[1] He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Newsome is a Christian.[2]

According to an article in PNAS, "What sets Newsome's research apart from many other studies in this area is that the techniques he uses—primarily, stimulation of brain areas of primates with microelectrodes—have helped demonstrate cause and effect rather than merely show a correlation between behavior and activity of the brain."[3]



His publications include:

  • "A selective impairment of motion perception following lesions of the middle temporal visual area" The Journal of Neuroscience (1988)[5]
  • "Neuronal correlates of a perceptual decision" Nature (1989)
  • "Correlated neuronal discharge rate and its implications for psychophysical performance" Nature (1994)[6]
  • "Noise, neural codes and cortical organization" Current Opinion in Biology (1994)[7]
  • "The variable discharge of cortical neurons: implications for connectivity, computation, and information coding" The Journal of Neuroscience (1998)

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