Bill Newsome and Eric Priest at the lecture
The guests at the dinner-discussion
Bill’s discussion the following morning with students from Madras, Bell Baxter and St Leonards Schools
Dr Newsome is Professor of Neurobiology at Stanford University School of Medicine.
His research focuses on the neural mechanisms underlying visual perception, visually based decision making, and related issues in cognitive neuroscience. He seeks to understand how higher mammals acquire sensory information about the world, how that information is processed within the brain, and how behavioral responses to that information are organized.
Among his many honours are the Rank Prize in optoelectronics, the Spencer Award from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association, and the Dan David Prize from the Dan David Foundation and Tel Aviv University. Dr Newsome is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.