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Daniel D. DilksAssociate Professor


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 385R: Cognitive Neuroscience of Vision
  • PSYC 611: Cognitive Theory & Methods
  • PSYC 770R: Conceptual foundations of neurobiology and neuroimaging


Research Interests

The functional organization of human visual cortex and its origins. Cortical plasticity in adult human vision.

Research Areas

Face, place, and object processing, from infancy to adulthood. Reorganization of adult human primary visual cortex, and its perceptual consequences.