Michael Posner, PhD

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Emeritus, Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry

Address
Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
1300 York Ave. Box 140
NY, NY 10065
Phone
212.746.3781
Fax
212.746.5755
URL
http://www.neuro.uoregon.edu/ionmain/htdocs/faculty/posner.html
Programs
Neuroscience at Weill Cornell

Current Research

Development of Neural mechanisms and structures underlying selective attention. Brain changes during acquisition of high level skills.

My major research interest is in understanding the development of executive control in children from age 2 to 5. Imaging data suggest that areas along the frontal midline are critical for regulation of both emotional and cognitive performance (Posner & Raichle, 1994; Posner & Rothbart, 1998) We are undertaking studies of children at these ages to understand this form of self regulation at both an anatomical and a functional level. Training studies will seek to improve this form of self regulation. We also hope to understand how this form of attention influence in acquisition of high level skills involved in number (Temple & Posner, 1998) and reading (Posner & Pavese, 1998; Posner & Abdullaev, in press).

Address
Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Box 140, 1300 York Avenue NY, NY 10065
Phone
212.746.3324
Fax
212.746.5755