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Brock Carlson

Graduate Student
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I am interested in visual awareness and binocular vision within the primate brain.

I grew up in Minnesota and graduated from St. Olaf College in 2018 with degrees in Chemistry and Music. I joined Dr. Alex Maier's lab in the summer of 2018 as a research assistant. I decided to stay in Dr. Maier's lab as a full-time graduate student starting fall of 2020. I have recorded from primary visual cortex and the lateral geniculate nucleus with linear arrays. I am interested in exploring visual awareness and binocular vision within my graduate career. 

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Representative Publications

  • Mitchell, B. A., Dougherty, K., Westerberg, J. A., Carlson, B. M., Daumail, L., Maier, A., & Cox, M. A. (2022). Stimulating both eyes with matching stimuli enhances V1 responses. iScience, 104182.
  • Dougherty, K., Carlson, B. M., Cox, M. A., Westerberg, J. A., Zinke, W., Schmid, M. C., Martin, P. R., & Maier, A. (2021). Binocular Suppression in the Macaque Lateral Geniculate Nucleus Reveals Early Competitive Interactions between the Eyes. eNeuro8(2), ENEURO.0364-20.2020.


University Graduate Fellow - Russell G. Hamilton Scholar