Doctoral program in Psychology
Subprogram in Cognitive Neuroscience
City University of New York (CUNY)
- CURRENT PROJECTS
- Ted is interested in contextual influences on perception, that is, how differences is what we have each experienced as individuals affects processes that are common to us all, like identifying an object by sight. His current projects involve how the brain assembles the visual components (outlines or differences in light) into whole objects that we recognize when the information we receive is incomplete, as when, for example, a distant billboard we see from the highway is obscured by a tree. He is interested in understanding which aspects of object recognition might be automatic and which more influenced by our knowledge of the world, how those processes develop from childhood to adulthood, and whether they develop differently or identically in people on the autistic spectrum. He is also interested in differences in how objects in autistic spectrum versus neurotypical persons might capture visual attention differently.
- Ted is a native New Yorker who spent 23 years working as a theater and opera director and teacher. He is currently earning a PhD in neuroscience and training as a licensed neuropsychologist.
PUBLICATIONS & CONFERENCE POSTERS
- Brandwein, A. B., Foxe, J. , Russo, N., Altschuler, T. S., Gomes, H., Molholm, S. (in revision at Cerebral Cortex). The development of audiovisual multisensory integration across childhood and early adolescence: A high-density electrical mapping study.
- Russo, N., Foxe, J. J., Gomes, H., Brown, A., Altschuler, T., Molholm, S. (in revision at Autism Research). Early differences in multisensory integration in autism spectrum disorder: Evidence from high-density electrical mapping during passive auditory-somatosensory stimulation.
- Russo, N. Foxe, J. J., Gomes, H., Brown, A., Altschuler, T., Molholm, S. Multisensory processing in children with autism: high-density electrical mapping of auditory-somatosensory integration. Poster presented at 10th International Multisensory Research Forum, New York, June, 2009.
- Altschuler, T. S., Molholm, S., Blanco, D., Snyder, A., Brandwein, A., Russo, N., Foxe, J. J. Filling-in in autism: a high-density electrical mapping study of visual object binding mechanisms. Poster presented for the International Meeting for Autism Research, Chicago – May, 2009.
- Mangels, J. A., Whiteman, R., Altschuler, T.S., Maniscalco, B., Dweck, C., Good, C. How stereotype threat influences the ability to learn: an ERP study of anticipatory attention and error correction. Poster presented at the Social and Affective Neuroscience Conference, Boston MA, June, 2008.
- Molholm, S., Russo, N., Gomes, H., Brown-Brandwein, A., Altschuler, T. S., & Foxe, J. J. An electrophysiological study of auditory-somatosensory integration among persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research. London England, May, 2008.