Associate Professor
Worrell Building
WORB 652
924 18th Street South

Birmingham AL
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(205) 934-5752
205 934-5725

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ACADEMIC BACKGROUND Postdoctoral Training, Neurobiology, Caltech, Pasadena, CA, 1992-1996 PhD, Electrical Engineering, McGill University; Montreal, Quebec; 1993 MEng, Electrical Engineering McGill University; Montreal, Quebec ; 1988 BEng, Electrical Engineering McGill University; Montreal, Quebec ; 1985 BSc, Psychology, Dalhousie University; Halifax, Nova Scotia; 1980 RESEARCH Allan Dobbins studies natural and artificial vision. His interests include the functional architecture of the visual system in human and nonhuman primates, and the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging to study visual function. Current efforts are focused on representations of space in the primate visual system, and neural computational models of transformations from egocentric to allocentric reference frames. RECENT PUBLICATIONS (2008-2011):
Dobbins, A. and Grossmann, J. (2009) Investigation of Bistable Object Grouping using Adaptation. (in revision)

Dobbins, A. and Grossmann, J. (2009) When an Ambiguous Object Isn’t: The First Glance Reveals a Strong Viewpoint Prior for 3D Orientation. (submitted)


Lee, H.S. and Dobbins, A. (2009) Reversal of Depth Perception with Opposite Contrast Stimuli. Submitted to Journal of Neuroscience. SERVICE Professional Service Society for neuroscience International Brain Research Organization Human Brain Mapping Organization Manuscript Review: Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Cerebral Cortex, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Journal of Neurophysiology, Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Physiology, Journal of Vision, Nature, Neuroscience, Perception , Proc. Nat’l. Acad. Sci. USA, Science, Vision Research, Visual Neuroscience