Daniel D. Dilks

Associate Professor of Psychology

Office: 469 Psychology Building

Phone: 404-727-2980

Fax: 404-727-0372

Email: dilks@emory.edu

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Department of Psychology

36 Eagle Row
Emory University

Atlanta, GA 30322

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Daniel D. Dilks received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from Johns Hopkins University in 2005, after which he became a Postdoctoral Fellow, and later a Research Fellow, in the Kanwisher Laboratory at MIT.  He joined the Emory faculty in September 2013.  His research focuses on three big questions about human vision: i) How is the visual cortex functionally organized?, ii) How does this functional organization get wired up in development?, and iii) Once wired up, how does visual cortex change in adulthood?  To address these questions, Dilks uses a variety of methods, including psychophysics and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in typical children, adults, and individuals with developmental disorders or brain damage, as well as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in typical adults - whatever it takes to answer the question. 


  • PSYC 215: Cognition
  • PSYC 730R: Mechanisms of Learning
  • PSYC 730R: Culture and Cognition
  • PSYC 770R: fMRI Concepts

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