Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., New York University
Training Area: Animal Behavior and Comparative Psychology|Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience
Research Interests: Neuroanatomy/ Neurophysiology of Vision, Brain Development; Visual Perception
The research in Dr. Levitt's laboratory concerns the normal organization and development of mammalian cerebral cortex. He is interested in characterizing anatomical circuits among different brain regions, and how these circuits underlie physiological properties of individual neurons, and human perceptual and cognitive behavior. He also aims to understand how early brain damage or sensory experience leads to changes in the normal organization and function of the brain.