Michael Arcaro, PhD

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Graduate Group Affiliations

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Goddard Laboratories
3710 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104
PhD (Psychology and Neuroscience)
Princeton University, 2013.
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Description of Research Expertise

The mammalian brain is composed of a rich mosaic of regions that vary in their cyto- and chemo-architecture, anatomical connectivity, and functional response properties. This complex architecture supports perception, but it also reflects perception – it is shaped by our experience of the world. How does our environment guide neural development, and how does the emerging neural architecture support perception and behavior? Our research combines neuroimaging, behavioral psychophysics, and electrophysiology to understand how intrinsic and experience-driven processes interact throughout development to shape brain organization and behavior. Our current focus is on neural development supporting visual object recognition across mammalian species.

Selected Publications

Natu VS, Arcaro MJ, Barnett MA, Gomez J, Livingstone M, Grill-Spector K, Weiner KS: Sulcal Depth in the Medial Ventral Temporal Cortex Predicts the Location of a Place-Selective Region in Macaques, Children, and Adults. Cereb Cortex 2020.

Arcaro MJ, Ponce C, Livingstone MS.: The neurons that mistook a hat for a face. eLife 2020.

Arcaro MJ, Thaler L, Quinlan DJ, Monaco S, Khan S, Valyear KF, Goebel R, Dutton GN, Goodale MA, Kastner S, Culham JC.: Psychophysical and neuroimaging responses to moving stimuli in a patient with the Riddoch phenomenon due to bilateral visual cortex lesions. Neuropsychologia 2019.

Livingstone MS, Arcaro MJ, Schade PF.: Cortex Is Cortex: Ubiquitous Principles Drive Face-Domain Development. Trends Cogn Sci. 2019.

Arcaro MJ, Schade PF, Livingstone MS.: Body map proto-organization in newborn macaques. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2019.

Arcaro MJ, Schade PF, Livingstone MS.: Universal Mechanisms and the Development of the Face Network: What You See Is What You Get. Annu Rev Vis Sci. 2019.

Arcaro MJ, Pinsk MA, Chen J, Kastner S.: Organizing principles of pulvino-cortical functional coupling in humans. Nat Commun. 2018.

Haufe S, DeGuzman P, Henin S, Arcaro M, Honey CJ, Hasson U, Parra LC.: Elucidating relations between fMRI, ECoG, and EEG through a common natural stimulus. Neuroimage 2018.

Todd N, Zhang Y, Arcaro M, Becerra L, Borsook D, Livingstone M, McDannold N.: Focused ultrasound induced opening of the blood-brain barrier disrupts inter-hemispheric resting state functional connectivity in the rat brain. Neuroimage 2018.

Benson NC, Jamison KW, Arcaro MJ, Vu AT, Glasser MF, Coalson TS, Van Essen DC, Yacoub E, Ugurbil K, Winawer J, Kay K.: The Human Connectome Project 7 Tesla retinotopy dataset: Description and population receptive field analysis. J Vis. 2018.

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