Alex White joined the Barnard faculty in 2021. He leads the Barnard Vision Lab where a team of scientists (mostly Barnard students) study visual perception. Many of their experiments are investigating how the human brain recognizes written words. They use behavioral assessments, eye-tracking, and functional MRI to record brain activity.
The Vision Lab occasionally has openings for student research assistants. Computer programming skills are highly valued. See the lab webpage for more information.
- BA, Yale University
- MS, University of Sydney
- PhD, New York University
- NSBV BC1001 Introduction to Neuroscience
- NSBV BC3381 Visual Neuroscience: From the Eyeball to the Mind’s Eye
- NSBV BC3099 Independent Study
- Visual perception & Attention
- Visual word recognition
- Eye-tracking & fMRI
- White, A. L., Moreland, J. C., & Rolfs, M. (2022). Oculomotor freezing indicates conscious detection free of decision bias. Journal of Neurophysiology, 127, 571–585.
- Yeatman, J.D. & White, A.L. (2021). Reading: the confluence of vision & language. Annual Review of Vision Science, 7, 487-51.
- White, A. L., Palmer, J., & Boynton, G. M. (2020). Visual word recognition: Evidence for a serial bottleneck in lexical access. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 82, 2000–2017.
- White, A. L., Palmer, J., Boynton, G. M., & Yeatman, J. D. (2019). Parallel spatial channels converge at a bottleneck in anterior word-selective cortex. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116, 10087-10096.