Michael Posner (Cognitive, Neuroscience)

Professor Emeritus

Office: 203 Franklin Building
Phone Number: (541) 346-4939
E-mail address: mposneratuoregon [dot] edu

Research Interests and Publications:

Dr. Posner's current work deals with genetic and experiential factors in the development of brain networks underlying attention and self regulation. We are currently continuing a longitudinal study of the origins and development of attention networks. We are also studying means of modifying attention or attentional state. The research draws on fMRI, EEG and molecular genetic methods.

Dr. Posner is no longer accepting new students.

Selected Publications:

Petersen, S.E., & Posner, M.I. (in press). The attention system of the human brain: 20 years after. Annual Review of Neuroscience.

Posner, M.I. (2012). Attention in a social world. New York: Oxford University Press.

Rothbart, M.K., Sheese, B.E., Rueda, M.R., & Posner, M.I. (2011). Developing mechanisms of self-regulation in early life. Emotion Review, 3/2, 207-213.

Tang, Y., & Posner, M.I. (2009). Attention training and Attention State Training. Trends in Cognitive Science, 13, 222-227.

Rueda, M.R., Rothbart, M.K., McCandliss, B.D., Saccamanno, L. & Posner, M.I. (2005) Training, maturation and genetic influences on the development of executive attention. Proc. Nat'l Acad of Sciences USA, 102, 14931-14936.