Curriculum Vitae

Timothy J. Buschman

 

Contact Information

 

buschman@mit.edu

www.timbuschman.com

 

Education

 

 

2008

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

 

Ph.D. in Neuroscience under the supervision of Dr. Earl K. Miller

2001

California Institute of Technology

 

 

B.S. in Biology

 

Current Positions

 

 

2013-

Princeton University

 

 

Assistant Professor, Princeton Neuroscience Institute and Department of Psychology

 

Past Positions

 

 

 

 

2010-2013

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

 

 

Postdoctoral Fellow with Dr. Christopher I. Moore

 

2011-2013

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

 

 

Postdoctoral Fellow with Dr. Ed Boyden

 

2008-2010

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

 

 

Postdoctoral Associate with Dr. Earl K. Miller

 

2001-2002

National Institute of Mental Health, Laboratory of Neurophysiology

 

 

Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) under the supervision of Drs. Robert Desimone, Pascal Fries and Elizabeth Buffalo.

2000-2001

California Institute of Technology

 

 

Undergraduate research under the supervision of Dr. Christof Koch.

1994-1999

Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

 

 

Research assistant under the supervision of Dr. Victor W. Macdonald.

 

Committees, Advisory Boards, and Other Professional Positions

 

 

2010-

Consultant, BBN Technologies on neurally-plausible, brain-based computational architectures for 'sense-making' of satellite imagery.

 

Professional Societies

 

 

2002-

Society for Neuroscience

2008-

Faculty of 1000

 

Editorial Activities

Ad hoc Reviewer for:

Science

Journal of Neuroscience

Journal of Neurophysiology

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

Biological Reviews

Computational and Systems Neuroscience (COSYNE) 2012 and 2013 Meeting

 

Awards, Honors and Prizes

 

 

2010

Awarded K99/R00, Pathway to Independence Award by National Institute of Mental Health

 

 

NIMH/1 K99 MH092715-01 – Pathway to Independence Award

2009

Buschman and Miller, Science, 2007 designated a Hot Paper by Thompson ISI

 

 

Designation was highlighted in The Scientist - http://www.the-scientist.com/2009/10/1/57/1/

2004

Team Award for Outstanding Teaching

 

 

For teaching in Undergraduate Brain Lab in the department of Brain and Cognitive Science, MIT

1997

FEEA/Blue Cross Blue Shield Special Distinction Scholarship

 

 

Assistance with undergraduate tuition; awarded for research at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.

 

Patents

 

2011

Earl Keith Miller and Timothy Joseph Buschman. 2011. Method And Apparatus Accounting for Independent Cognitive Capacities in the Right vs. Left Half of Vision. U.S. Patent 61/492,877, filed June 3, 2011. Method for increasing information processing in visual displays. Based on neurophysiological and psychophysical understanding of our limited capacity to process information in visual displays. Method allows for display systems to dynamically adjust how, when, and where information is presented in order to maximize perceptual processing.

 

Report of Scholarship

Peer-Reviewed Publications

 

Top-down versus bottom-up control of attention in the prefrontal and posterior parietal cortices

 

Buschman TJ and Miller EK.

 

Science 2007; 315 (5820): 1860-1862.

 

Serial, covert shifts of attention during visual search are reflected by the frontal eye fields and correlated with population oscillations

 

Buschman TJ and Miller EK.

 

Neuron 2009; 63 (3): 386-96.

 

Shifting the spotlight of attention: evidence for discrete computations in cognition

 

Buschman TJ and Miller EK.

 

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 2010; 4: 194. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2010.00194

 

Comparison of primate prefrontal and premotor cortex neuronal activity during visual categorization

 

Cromer JA, Roy JE, Buschman TJ and Miller EK

 

Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, in press. Available online, doi:10.1162/jocn_a_00032

 

Neural substrates of cognitive capacity limitations

 

Buschman TJ, Siegel M, Roy JE and Miller EK.

 

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 2011; 108(27) 11252-11255, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1104666108

 

Laminar differences in gamma and alpha coherence in the ventral stream

 

Buffalo E, Fries P, Landman R, Buschman TJ and Desimone R

 

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 2011; 108(27) 11262-11267, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1011284108

 

Dynamic Networks in Prefrontal Cortex Support Flexibility to Switch Between Rules

 

Buschman TJ, Denovellis E, Diogo C, Brandon D, Miller EK

 

Neuron, in press.

 

Cortical circuits for the control of attention

 

Miller EK and Buschman TJ

 

 

Current Opinion in Neurobiology, in press.

 

 

Non-peer reviewed scientific or medical publications/materials in print or other media

 

Bootstrapping Your Brain: How Interactions Between the Frontal Cortex and Basal Ganglia May Produce Organized Actions and Lofty Thoughts

 

Miller EK and Buschman TJ

 

Raymond P. Kesner and Joe L. Martinez (Eds.), Neurobiology of learning and memory (2nd edition, pp. 339 - 354). 2007. Oxford, UK: Elsevier.

 

Rules through Recursion: How Interactions between the Frontal Cortex and Basal Ganglia May Build Abstract, Complex Rules from Concrete, Simple Ones

 

Miller EK and Buschman TJ

 

Silvia A. Bunge and Jonathan D. Wallis (Eds.), Neuroscience of rule-guided behavior (1st edition, pp. 419 - 440). 2007. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

 

Top-Down Control of Attention by Rhythmic Neural Computations

 

Miller EK and Buschman TJ

 

Posner, M.I. (ed) Cognitive Neuroscience of Attention  New York: Guilford Press

 

Neural mechanisms for the executive control of attention

 

Miller EK and Buschman TJ

 

Kastner S and Nobre K(ed); Oxford’s Handbook of Attention, Oxford University Press, in press

Invited Lectures and Presentations

 

 

Regional

 

 

 

2012

Visual Attention Seminar Series, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

 

2009

Visual Attention Seminar Series, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

 

 

 

National

 

 

 

2012

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA; March, 2012

 

 

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ; March, 2012

 

 

Stanford University, School of Medicine, Palo Alto; February, 2012

 

 

New York University, New York, NY; January, 2012

 

 

University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison, WI; January, 2012

 

2010

Dynamics of Cortico-Cortical Interactions, Chico, MT

 

2008

NSF Science of Learning Annual Meeting, Washington, DC

 

 

 

International

 

 

 

2012

Visual Search and Selective Attention, Munich, Germany, July, 2012

 

 

University of Tubingen, Tubingen, Germany, July, 2012

 

2010

Workshop on Computational Properties of Prefrontal Cortex, Vancouver, BC Canada

 

 

Thesis

 

Comparison of frontal and parietal cortices in the control of visual attention

 

Advisor: Earl K. Miller

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Dept. of Brain and Cognitive Sciences

 

URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/42082

 

Abstracts, Poster Presentations and Exhibits Presented at Professional Meetings

 

2012

Dynamic, synchronous, sub-networks in prefrontal cortex encode stimulus-response rules

 

Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, 2012

Buschman TJ, Denovellis EL, Diogo C, Bullock D, Miller EK

 

 

 

Point process models of anterior cingulate and dorsolateral prefrontal cortical neurons during cognitive control

 

Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, 2012

Denovellis EL , Buschman TJ, Diogo C, Bullock D, Miller EK

 

 

 

Prefrontal cortex neurons reflect decisions about ambiguous stimuli.

 

Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, 2012

Roy JE, Buschman TJ, Miller EK

 

 

 

Neural recoding from the prefrontal network during the update of working memory

 

Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, 2012

Rose JM, Buschman TJ, Miller EK

 

 

 

In vivo optogenetic neural circuit control using 3-D microfabricated optical waveguide arrays

 

Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, 2012

Zorzos AN, Monahan PE, Buschman TJ, Scholvin J, Acker L, Fonstad CG, Boyden ES

 

 

 

Dynamic networks in frontal cortex support the cognitive flexibility to switch between rules

 

Computational and Systems Neuroscience (Cosyne) 2012

Buschman TJ, Denovellis EL, Diogo C, Bullock D, Miller EK

 

 

 

Neural recoding from the prefrontal network during the update of working memory

 

8th Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) Forum of Neuroscience

Rose J, Buschman TJ, Miller EK

 

 

2011

Investigating cortico-cortical interactions in the mouse somatosensory system using electrophysiological and optogenetic techniques

 

Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting

Buschman TJ, Voigts J, Siegle J, Vierling-Classen D, Moore CI

 

 

Tasking Switching in the Prefrontal and Anterior Cingulate Cortex

 

Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting

Denovellis EL, Buschman TJ, Diogo C, Bullock D, Miller EK

 

 

Evidence from Capacity Limitations for a Dual-Model of Working Memory

 

Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting

Rose J, Buschman TJ, Yorgan VR, Miller EK

 

2010

Neural Correlates of Working Memory Capacity Limitations in Primate Prefrontal and Parietal Cortices

 

Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting

Buschman TJ, Yorgan V, Siegel M, and Miller EK

 

2008

The Role of Synchrony and Oscillations in the Control of Visual Attention in Monkey Cortex

 

Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting

Buschman TJ and Miller EK

 

2007

Shared and Distinctive Mechanisms in Primate Frontal and Parietal Cortex During Internal and External Control of Attention

 

Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting

Buschman TJ and Miller EK

 

2006

Comparison of AND, OR, and XOR rules in monkeys

 

Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting

Buschman TJ, Machon M, and Miller EK

 

2005

Roles of monkey prefrontal and parietal cortices in exogenous and endogenous control of visual attention

 

Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting

Buschman TJ and Miller EK

 

2004

Different timecourses for visual target selection in the monkey prefrontal vs. parietal cortex

 

Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting

Buschman TJ and Miller EK

 

2002

Modulation of neuronal synchronization in area V2 by selective visual attention

 

Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting

Buffalo EA, Buschman TJ, Fries P, Desimone R

 

Teaching

 

 

2011

Guest lecturer on “Basal Ganglia and the Prefrontal Cortex: From Habits to Cognition” in PGY2 Clinical Neuroscience Lecture Series, MGH.

2011

Guest lecturer on “Working Memory and Executive Control” in Neural Basis of Learning and Memory, 9.03, Undergraduate Course, MIT.

2005-2006

Teaching Assistant for 9.011, Introductory to Systems Neuroscience Graduate Course, Dept. Brain and Cognitive Science at MIT.

2004

Teaching Assistant for 9.02, Undergraduate Brain Lab in Dept. Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT.