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Shannon
Saszik
Associate Professor
Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5839
Expertise
Neuropsychology
Courses Taught
Survey of Psychology
Human Perception
Visual Neuroscience
Physiological Psychology
Physiological Lab
Research Interests
My research interests focus on examination of the processing of visual stimuli through parallel pathways in the retina, and ultimately how that processing relates to perception. At the first synapse in the retina, visual information is segregated into parallel streams. Each photoreceptor contacts a unique complement of bipolar cells, of which there are ten to twelve different types depending on the species. My long-term goal is to understand the relationship between specific visual pathways in the retina and the distinct types of retinal neurons involved in the various circuits, and then ultimately how these circuits impact outcome visual behaviors.
Education

PhD

Bernard Brommel Hall 307 B
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5839
Office Hours
Tuesday and Thursday: 1-2 p.m. Wednesday: 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Main Campus
University Center Lake County