Bilal Haider’s research goal is to measure, manipulate, and decipher neural circuit activity underlying visual perception and visual attention. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, M. Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University, and postdoctoral training at University College London. His lab uses advanced electrical, optical, and behavioral technologies to reveal insights into the inner workings of the brain in real-time and with unprecedented resolution. By discovering mechanisms of information processing in neural circuits, his research provides critical steps toward understanding impairments in many neurological disorders such as schizophrenia, epilepsy, and autism spectrum disorder.
Simons Foundation award supports research of information flow along the visual neural highway