Christopher I. Baker

Christopher I. Baker, PhD


Regular Investigator NIH

Bethesda, MD US


I received a B.A. in Neuroscience from the University of Cambridge in 1995 and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of St. Andrews in 1999, studying the neural mechanisms of object recognition with David Perrett. During a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition in Pittsburgh with Carl Olson and Marlene Behrmann, I continued to study neural mechanisms underlying object recognition, combining single unit physiology with human behavioral studies. In 2003, I moved to MIT to pursue functioning neuroimaging in humans during a second postdoctoral fellowship with Nancy Kanwisher. In 2006, I joined NIMH as an Investigator in the Laboratory of Brain and Cognition. My laboratory currently investigates learning and plasticity in the cortex using a combination of functional imaging and behavioral methods.
Neuroscience Sub-Discipline
Cognitive Neuroscience
Sensory Systems Neuroscience
Analysis of Behavior and Cognition in Humans
Imaging (PET, fMRI, etc)

SfN Service History

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Scientific Publications CommitteeMemberCurrent
JNeurosci Editorial BoardReviewing EditorPast