Dr. Nicholas V. Swindale

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    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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    Nicholas V. Swindale (b. June 14, 1951 in Edinburgh, Scotland) received his PhD in Neurobiology from the University of Sussex, UK. After post-doctoral training at the Universities of Sussex and Cambridge, he was appointed Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University, Canada. In 1988, he joined the University of British Columbia where he currently holds the position of Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. He is a member of the UBC Graduate Program in Neuroscience, the UBC Brain Research Center and the Institute of Applied Mathematics and is an Associate Member of the Neural Computation and Adaptive Perception Program of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. He is on the editorial boards of Network: Computation in Neural Systems and Frontiers in Neuroinformatics.

    Dr. Swindale uses a combination of experimental and computational methods to investigate vision, and the development and organization of the primary visual cortex. This includes studying how the genes and environment interact in early post-natal development, how cellular mechanisms contribute to perception, and how disorders such as amblyopia and glaucoma may affect visual function. Dr. Swindale is considered one of the world’s leading theoreticians working on the development of visual cortex and a pioneer in the application of concepts of self-organization to the development of the brain. More information.

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    Visual map (2008), Scholarpedia, 3(6):4607.

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