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Indiana University Bloomington

Thomas James

Dr. Thomas James



thwjames [at] | personal website

office: PY 158 | (812)856-0841

lab: Perception and Neuroimaging Lab
   PY 293 | (812)856-1926


Visual and haptic perception; object recognition; cross-sensory integration; priming and adaptation; functional neuroimaging

Educational Background

  • 2001 - Ph.D., University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

Areas of Study

  • Cognitive neuroscience

Research Topics

  • Object recognition and categorization
  • Perceptual decision making
  • Functional neuroimaging
  • Sensory integration
  • Visual, somatosensory and auditory perception
  • Priming, adaptation, and perceptual learning

Research Summary:

My research is involved with discovering the neural mechanisms underlying human object recognition and representation. I use a combination of experimental techniques, including functional MRI and psychophysics to explore these questions. I see object representations as multi-sensory. In other words,