Todd Horowitz , PhD
Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch (BBPSB)
Behavioral Research Program (BRP)
Research Area: Attention, Visual Perception, Circadian Rhythms
Todd S. Horowitz is a Program Director in the Behavioral Research Program's (BRP) Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch (BBPSB), located in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Dr. Horowitz earned his doctorate in Cognitive Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley in 1995. Prior to joining NCI, he was Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, and Associate Director of the Visual Attention Laboratory at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed research papers in vision science, cognitive psychology, and circadian rhythms. His research interests include attention, perception, and visual cognition.
Dr. Todd Horowitz discusses basic research in perception and attention in the context of cancer control:
Secondary Branch Appointment:
Science of Research and Technology Branch (SRTB)
Current and past BRP mentees include Frank Perna.
Selected Publications and Presentations
Alberti, C. F., Horowitz, T. S., Bronstad, P. M., & Bowers, A. R. Visual Attention Measures Predict Pedestrian Detection in Central Field Loss: A Pilot Study. PLoS ONE 2014; 9(2):89381.
Drew, T., Mance, Horowitz, T. S., Wolfe, J. M., & Vogel, E. K. A Soft Handoff of Attention between Cerebral Hemispheres. Curr Biol. 2014 May; 24(10):1133-1137.
Thornton, I. M, Böulthoff, H. H., Horowitz, T. S., Rynning, A., & Lee, S.-W. Interactive Multiple Object Tracking (iMOT). PLoS ONE 2014; 9(2):E8697.
Horowitz, T.S. Exit Strategies: Visual Search and the Quitting Time Problem. First-Passage Penomena and Their Applications 2014 May:390-415.
Drew, T., Horowitz, T. S., & Vogel, E. K. Swapping or Dropping?Electrophysiological measures of difficulty during multiple object tracking. Cognition 2013; 126(2):213-223.