J. Anthony Movshon

Silver Professor; Professor of Neural Science, Psychology

Ph.D. 1975, Cambridge University.

Areas of Research/Interest: 

Neurophysiology and psychophysics of vision and visual development, computational approaches to vision and neuroscience.

External Affiliations:

Department of Physiology and Neuroscience, NYU School of Medicine; Society for Neuroscience; Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology; American Psychological Society; American Physiological Society.


J. Anthony Movshon, Presidential Professor in the Center for Neural Science and Dept. of Psychology, as well as a former Howard Hughes Investigator, is best known for his pathbreaking work on how the brain encodes and decodes visual information and in the mechanisms that put that information to use in the control of behavior.


Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1993; Herman and Margaret Sokol Faculty Award, 1993; Rank Prize for Optoelectronics, 1992; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 1991-2003; Senior International Fellowship, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health (NIH), 1985-1986; Society for Neuroscience Young Investigator Award, 1985; NIH Research Career Development Award, 1980-1985; Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, 1975-1979.

Updated on 08/15/2014