Institute of Neuroscience Faculty
Professor, Department of Psychology,
Institute of Cognitive and Decision Sciences
B.S., 1957, University of Washington
Ph.D., 1962, University of Michigan
Neural mechanisms and structures underlying selective attention.
Michael Posner is Professor Emeritus at the University of Oregon and Adjunct Professor at the Weill Medical College in New York (Sackler Institute).
He is currently engaged in a project with Mary K. Rothbart to understand the development of brain networks underlying attention. This work explores the interaction of genes and experience in normal and atypical development.
- Berger, A., Tzur, G. & Posner, M.I. (2006) Infant babies detect arithmetic error. Proceeding of the National Academy of Science USA 103, 12649-12553
- Wang, K. J., Fan,J., Dong, Y. Wang, C., Lee, TMC & Posner, M.I (2005) Selective impairment of attentional networks of orienting and executive control in schizophrenia Schiz. Research 78, 235-241
- Rueda, M.R., Rothbart, M.K.. & Saccamanno, L. & Posner, M.I. (2005) Training,maturation and genetic influences on the development of executive attention. Proc.U.S Nat'l Acad of Sciences 102, 14931-14936.
- Rueda, M.R., Posner, M.I., & Rothbart,M.K. (2005) The development of executive attention: contributions to the emergence of self regulation. Developmental Neuropsychology 28, 573-594
- Rothbart, M.K. & Posner, M.I. (2005) Genes and experience in the development of executive attention and effortful control. In L.A. Jensen & R.W. Larson (eds) New horizons in developmental theory and research. San Francisco:Jossey-Bass p.101-108
- Raz, A., Fan, J. & Posner, M.I. (2005) Hynotic suggestion reduces conflict in the human brain. Proc. of the Nat'l Acad of Sciences USA 102, 9978-9983
- Posner, M.I. (2005) Commentary on Becoming Aware of Feelings. Neuro- Psychoanalysis 7, 55-57.
- Posner,M.I. (2005) Genes and experience shape brain networks of conscious control In S. Laureys ed. Progress in Brain Research Vol. 150 Ch. 12, pp 173-183
- Posner, M.I. & Rothbart, M.K. (2005) Influencing brain networks: implications for education. Trends in Cognitive Science 9, 99-103
- Fan, J., McCandliss, B.D., Fossella, J., Flombaum, J.I., & Posner, M.I. (2005) The activation of attentional networks Neuroimage 26:471-9
- Clarkin JF & Posner M (2005) Defining the mechanisms of borderline personality disorder Psychopathology 38, 56-63
- Abdullaev, Y. & Posner, M.I. (2005) How the brain recovers following damage. Nature Neuroscience 8, 1424-1425
- Rueda, M.R., Posner, M.I., Rothbart, M.K. & Davis-Stober, C.P. (2004). Development of the time course for processing conflict: An event-related potentials study with 4 year olds and adults. BMC Neuroscience, 5:39.
- Rueda, M.R., Posner, M.I. & Rothbart, M.K. (2004). Attentional control and self regulation. To appear in R.F. Baumeister & K.D. Vohs (Eds), Handbook of Self Regulation: Research, Theory, and Applications, New York: Guilford Press, 14:283-300.
- Rueda, M.R., Fan, J., Halparin, J., Gruber, D.,Lercari, L.P., McCandliss B.D. &Posner, M.I. (2004). Development of attention during childhood Neuropsychologia, 42:1029-1040.
- Posner, M.I. &Rothbart, M.K. (2004) Hebb's Neural networks support the integration of psychological science. Canadian Psychologist 45, 265-278
- Posner M.I. (ed) (2004). Cognitive Neuroscience of Attention. New York: Guilford
- Posner, M.I. (2004). The achievements of brain imaging: Past and present. To appear in N. Kanwisher & J. Duncan (Eds.), Attention and Performance XX, Oxford University Press (pp. 505-528).
- Posner, M.I. (2004). Neural systems and individual differences. Teachers College Record, 106:24-30
- Posner, M.I. & Rothbart, M.K. Educating the human brain Washington DC:APA BooksRueda, M.R., Posner, M.I., Rothbart, M.K. & Davis-Stober, C.P. (2004). Development of the time course for processing conflict: An event-related potentials study with 4 year olds and adults. BMC Neuroscience, 5:39.
- Fossella, J &Posner, M.I(2004) . Genes and the development of neural networks underlying cognitive processes in M.S.Gazzaniga ed The Cognitive Neurosciences 3rd edition Cambridge: MIT Press