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Chris I Baker, Ph.D.


Building 10 Room 3N228
10 Center Drive MSC1240
Bethesda MD 20892-1240
Office: (301) 435-6058
Lab: (301) 443-7111

bakerchris@mail.nih.gov

Dr. Baker received his B.A. from the University of Cambridge in 1995 and his Ph.D. from the University of St. Andrews in 1999, where he studied neural mechanisms of object recognition. During a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition in Pittsburgh, he continued to study neural mechanisms underlying object recognition, combining single unit physiology with human behavioral studies. In 2003, Dr. Baker moved to MIT to pursue functioning neuroimaging in humans during a second postdoctoral fellowship. In 2006, Dr. Baker joined NIMH as an Investigator in the Laboratory of Brain and Cognition. His laboratory currently investigates learning and plasticity in the cortex using a combination of functional imaging and behavioral methods.



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  • 1) D. J. Kravitz, L. D. Vinson, C. I. Baker (InPress) (2008)
  • How position dependent is object recognition?
  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences
  • 2) C. I. Baker, T. L. Hutchison, N. Kanwisher (2007)
  • Does the fusiform face area contain sub-regions highly selective to non-face objects?
  • Nature Neuroscience, 10, 3-4
  • 3) C. I. Baker, J. Liu, L. L. Wald, K. K. Kwong, T. Benner, N. Kanwisher (2007)
  • Visual word processing and experiential origins of functional selectivity in human extrastriate cortex.
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 104, 9087-9092
  • 4) H. P. Op de Beeck, C. I. Baker, J. J. DiCarlo, N. Kanwisher (2006)
  • Discrimination training alters object representations in human extrastriate cortex.
  • Journal of Neuroscience, 26, 13025-13036
  • 5) N. E. Barraclough, D. Xiao, C. I. Baker, M. W. Oram, D. I. Perrett (2005)
  • Integration of visual and auditory information by STS neurons responsive to the sight of actions
  • . Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17, 377-391
  • 6) R. F. Schwarzlose, C. I. Baker, N. Kanwisher (2005)
  • Separate face and body selectivity on the fusiform gyrus.
  • . Journal of Neuroscience, 25, 11055-11059
  • 7) C. I. Baker, E. Peli, N. Knouf, N. Kanwisher (2005)
  • Reorganization of visual processing in macular degeneration.
  • Journal of Neuroscience, 25, 614-618
  • 8) C.I. Baker, C. R. Olson, M. Behrmann (2004)
  • Role of attention and perceptual grouping in visual statistical learning.
  • Psychological Science, 15, 460-466
  • 9) M. Behrmann, J. J. Geng, and C. I. Baker (2004)
  • Acquisition of long-term visual representations: Psychological and neural mechanisms.
  • Dynamic cognitive processes: The Fifth Tsukuba International Conference
  • 10) T. Jellema, C. I. Baker, M. W. Oram, D. I. Perrett (2002)
  • Cell populations in the banks of the superior temporal sulcus of the macaque and imitation
  • The Imitative Mind: Development, Evolution, and Brain Bases
  • 11) C. I. Baker, M. Behrmann, C. R. Olson (2002)
  • Impact of learning on representation of parts and wholes in monkey inferotemporal cortex.
  • Nature Neuroscience, 5, 1210-1216
  • 12) C. I. Baker, C. Keysers, T. Jellema, B. Wicker, D. I. Perrett (2001)
  • Neuronal representation of disappearing and hidden objects in temporal cortex of the macaque.
  • Experimental Brain Research, 140, 375-381
  • 13) C. I. Baker, C. Keysers, T. Jellema, B. Wicker, D. I. Perrett (2000)
  • Coding of spatial position in the superior temporal sulcus of the macaque.
  • Current Psychology Letters: Behavior, Brain and Cognition, 1, 71-87
  • 14) T. Jellema, C. I. Baker, B. Wicker, D. I. Perrett (2000)
  • Neural representation for the perception of the intentionality of actions.
  • Brain and Cognition, 44, 280-302
  • 15) E. N. Lorincz, C. I. Baker, D. I. Perrett (2000)
  • Visual cues for attention following in rhesus monkeys
  • Picture Perception in Animals
  • 16) E. N. Lorincz, C. I. Baker, D. I. Perrett (1999)
  • cues for attention following in rhesus monkeys.
  • Current Psychology of Cognition, 18, 973-1003
  • 17) N. J. Emery, E. N. Lorincz, D. I. Perrett, M. W. Oram, C. I. Baker (1997)
  • Gaze following and joint attention in rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta).
  • Journal of Comparative Psychology, 111, 286-293
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