Charles G. Gross

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    Charles G. Gross (b. Feb 29, 1936 in New York, NY) received his A.B. degree from Harvard University in 1957, and after a Fulbright Scholarship took him to the University of Cambridge he received a PhD there in 1961. After post-doctoral training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he was appointed Lecturer and later Assistant Professor in the then-named Department of Psychology at MIT. He subsequently moved to the nearby Department of Psychology at Harvard as Assistant Professor. Since 1970, Dr. Gross has held the position of Professor in the Department of Psychology at Princeton University.

    Most recently, Dr. Gross was awarded the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association in 2004. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Society of Experimental Psychologists. He is also a Member of the National Academy of Sciences, a Foreign Member of the Brazilian Academy of Science, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

    Dr. Gross investigates the brain structures involved in visual perception and visual learning. His research focuses on the role of the inferior temporal cortex in object representation, blindsight and adult neurogenesis. His contributions comprise more than 200 research articles and book chapters. In addition, Dr. Gross writes on the history of neuroscience: most notably, he authored Brain, Vision, Memory: Tales in the History of Neuroscience. (MIT Press, 1998). More information

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    Inferior temporal cortex (2008), Scholarpedia, 3(12):7294

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