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Wyeth Bair

Short CV

Wyeth Bair did his PhD work at Caltech in the Computation and Neural Systems Program and his post-doctoral work at New York University’s Center for Neural Science.

Scientifc Interest

  • Neural coding in the visual system from the retina to extrastriate cortex.
  • Visual perception.
  • Information processing and computation in cortical networks.


  • Society for Neuroscience

Research Group

Visual cortical modelling group


University of Oxford

Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics
Sherrington Building
Parks Road
United Kingdom

Phone: 01865272456



Key Publications

  1. Smith MA, Bair W, Movshon
    Dynamics of suppression in macaque primary visual cortex.
    Journal of Neuroscience 26:4826--4834. (2006)
  2. Bair W
    Visual receptive field organization.
    Current Opinion in Neurobiology 15:459--464. (2005)
  3. Bair W
    No doubt about response offsets.
    Visual Neuroscience 21:671—674. (2004)
  4. Bair W, Movshon JA
    Adaptive temporal integration of motion in direction selective neurons in macaque visual cortex.
    Journal of Neuroscience 247305--7323. (2004)
  5. Bair W, Cavanaugh JR, Movshon JA
    Time course and time-distance relationships for surround suppression in macaque V1 neurons.
    Journal of Neuroscience. 23:7690--7701. (2003)
  6. Cavanaugh JR, Bair W, Movshon JA
    Nature and interaction of signals from the receptive field center and surround in macaque V1 neurons.
    Journal of Neurophysiology 88:2547--2556. (2002)
  7. Smith MA, Bair W, Movshon JA
    Signals in macaque V1 neurons that support the perception of Glass patterns.
    Journal of Neuroscience 22:8334--8345. (2002)
  8. Bair W, Cavanaugh JR, Smith MA, Movshon JA
    The timing of response onset and offset in macaque visual neurons.
    Journal of Neuroscience 22:3189--3205. (2002)
  9. Bair W, Zohary E, Newsome WT
    Correlated firing in macaque visual area MT: time scales and relationship to behavior.
    Journal of Neuroscience 21:1676--1697. (2001)
  10. Bair W, Koch C, Newsome WT, Britten KH
    Power spectrum analysis of bursting cells in area MT in the behaving monkey.
    Journal of Neuroscience 14:2870-2892. (1994)

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