Daniel D. Dilks

Associate Professor of Psychology

Office: PAIS 469

Phone: 404-727-2980

Fax: 404-727-0372

Email: dilks@emory.edu

Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Department of Psychology

36 Eagle Row
Emory University

Atlanta, GA 30322

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Biography

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.


Affiliations


Teaching

  • PSYC 215: Cognition
  • PSYC 385R: Cognitive Neuroscience of Vision
  • PSYC 611: Cognitive Theory & Methods
  • PSYC 770R: Conceptual foundations of neurobiology and neuroimaging

Research

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.

Publications