SPD Scientific Work Group Participants

Rowland, Benjamin A., PhD

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Neurobiology and Anatomy
Institution: Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Mailing Address: Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157
Phone: (336) 716-7096

Dr. Rowland’s general interests are in understanding how the brain combines multiple sources of information in making decisions. Because many decisions in daily life are made effortlessly (e.g., object recognition), we often take their complexity for granted. Nonetheless, such decisions are only possible after an extensive amount of computation, requiring the fusion of information both within and across multiple sensory modalities. Multisensory integration is an excellent model system, because the sources of information can be studied independently, and thus the specific benefit of their fusion can be rigorously assessed.