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Keith Schneider, Facility Director Neuroimaging Laboratory.

1008 Sherman Health Science Research Centre

PhD, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester, 2002.
MA, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester, 2000.
MA, Astronomy, Boston University, 1996.
BS, Physics, California Institute of Technology, 1994.

Research Interests

My research interest is the relationship between the architecture of the human visual system and the functions of attention, perception and awareness, both in normal and clinical populations. I have been primarily studying the visual subcortex—the lateral geniculate nucleus and pulvinar in the thalamus and the superior colliculus—with retinotopic mapping, spatial and feature-based attention and binocular rivalry experiments. Multiple streams of information arise from distinct ganglion cell populations in the retina; the subcortical nuclei play central roles in the recurrent regulation of visual function, and here, like nowhere else in the brain, these visual streams are spatially disjoint and their activity can be measured with high-resolution functional magnetic resonance imaging. Abnormalities in these structures may be important in clinical disorders such as dyslexia and congenital stationary night blindness that I am studying.

Joy Williams B.Sc.(Hons) M.R.T.(MR), MRI Technologist Neuroimaging Laboratory

1010 Sherman Health Science Research Centre
Ph: 416-736-2100 x44531

Joy is the MRI Technologist for the 3T Siemens Tim Trio MRI scanner at the Neuroimaging Laboratory.  She has been working in MRI research for 7 years and continues to be amazed by the this non-invasive technology that allows us to peer into ourselves, both into our bodies and our minds (through fMRI).  Joy also acts as the Safety Officer for the facility, and holds training sessions on a regular basis at the facility.  Please contact Joy to sign up for a training session or to book time on the scanner.

Aman Ish Goyal M.Sc.

1012 Sherman Health Science Research Centre
Ph: 416-736-2100 x33771

Aman Ish Goyal is working as a MRI Analyst with the Neuroimaging Laboratory here at York University. He will be supporting the research in the Schneider Lab as well as in the Neuroimaging Lab at large. He is an Electrical Engineer by his undergrad and has an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering. He received his graduate training in Gulf War Syndrome Project’s Neuroimaging Laboratory at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Texas, USA. While his work here at York University relates primarily to neuroimaging, all things related to Healthcare Technology interest him.