Jeffrey S. Johnson

Dr. Johnson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Center for Visual and Cognitive Neuroscience at North Dakota State University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 2008, after which he spent four years as an NIH-funded Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Bradley R. Postle at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. Dr. Johnson’s research interests focus on characterizing the neural and cognitive mechanisms supporting visual attention and working memory, two important processes that allow potentially important or task-relevant information in the environment to be selectively encoded, remembered, and used in the guidance of behavior. He is particularly interested in how such systems and the interactions among them are realized by and grounded in the coordinated, time-dependent activity of neural populations. To study these issues, Dr. Johnson has adopted a multifaceted approach involving a combination of behavioral methods, electrophysiological recording (event-related potentials; spectral analysis of the EEG), neural stimulation (transcranial magnetic stimulation), and neural network/dynamical systems modeling of cognitive processes.



Postal address:
North Dakota State University
Department of Psychology
1210 Albrecht Blvd.
Fargo, ND 58102