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Senior Investigator

Bruce Cumming, M.D., Ph.D.

Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research, NEI
Building 49 Room 2A50
49 Convent Drive MSC4435
Bethesda MD 20892-4435
Office: (301) 402-8097

Fax: (301) 402-0511
bgc@lsr.nei.nih.gov

Dr. Cumming received his B.A., M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Oxford University in the U.K. He worked with Stuart Judge for his graduate studies, recording the activity of midbrain neurons that control vergence eye movements. After a medical internship he went to work with Andrew Parker on psychophysical studies of stereopsis in humans. After being awarded a University Research Fellowship by the Royal Society, he began studying signals in cortical neurons that could support stereopsis. Dr. Cumming Joined the NEI as an Investigator in 2000. His laboratory studies the links between activity in cortical neurons and the perception of depth.



POST-DOCTORAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE. CONTACT BRUCE CUMMING FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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  • Paul Aparicio, Ph.D.
    Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Adrian Bondy
    Brown-NIH GPP Student

  • Incheol Kang, Ph.D.
    Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Boris Sheliga, Ph.D.
    Staff Scientist

  • 1) Tanabe S, Cumming BG. (2014)
  • Delayed suppression shapes disparity selective responses in monkey V1
  • J Neurophysiol (InPress)
  • 2) Nienborg H, Cumming BG. (2014)
  • Decision-related activity in sensory neurons may depend on the columnar architecture of cerebral cortex.
  • J. Neurocsci, 34(10), 3579-85
  • 3) Krug K, Cicmil N, Parker AJ, Cumming BG (2013)
  • A causal role for V5/MT neurons coding motion-disparity conjunctions in resolving perceptual ambiguity.
  • Current Biology, 23, 1454-1459
  • 4) Nienborg H, Cohen MR, Cumming BG (2012)
  • Decision-related activity in sensory neurons: correlations among neurons and with behavior.
  • Annu Rev Neurosci, 35, 463-83
  • 5) Tanabe S, Haefner RM, Cumming BG (2011)
  • Suppressive mechanisms in monkey v1 help to solve the stereo correspondence problem.
  • J Neurosci, 31(22), 8295-305
  • 6) Bredfeldt CE, Read JC, Cumming BG. (2009)
  • A quantitative explanation of responses to disparity-defined edges in macaque V2.
  • J Neurophysiol, 101, 701-713
  • 7) Nienborg H, Cumming BG. (2009)
  • Decision-related activity in sensory neurons reflects more than a neuron's causal effect.
  • Nature, epub
  • 9) Tanabe S, Cumming BG (2008)
  • Mechanisms underlying the transformation of disparity signals from V1 to V2 in the macaque.
  • J. Neurosci., Oct 29;28(44), 11304-14
  • 10) Haefner RM, Cumming BG (2008)
  • Adaptation to natural binocular disparities in primate V1 explained by a generalized energy model.
  • Neuron, Jan 10;57(1), 147-58
  • 11) Bridge H., Cumming BC (2008)
  • Representation of binocular surfaces by cortical neurons.
  • Curr Opin Neurobiol, Aug;18(4), 425-30
  • 12) Nienborg H, Cumming BG. (2008)
  • Psychophysically measured task strategy for disparity discrimination is reflected in V2 neurons.
  • Nature Neuroscience, 10, 1608 - 1614
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