Matthew Schlesinger | Neuroscience Research Center | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Neuroscience Research Center

Matthew Schlesinger

Office location:
Department of Psychology 
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901

Office: (618) 453-3524

Lab: (618) 453-3537


Educational Background:

Ph.D. U.C. Berkeley Developmental Psychology
Advisor: Jonas Langer, Ph.D.
December, 1995

B.A. U.C. San Diego Psychology
Advisor: Joan Stiles, Ph.D.
Minor: Applied Mathematics, June, 1989

Research Interests:

Cognitive Development: Development of action and perception during infancy and childhood; problem-solving; dual-task processing and divided attention

Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
: Neural bases of vision and visual-motor coordination; perceptual development; object representations and spatial working memory

Computational Models: Neural-network models of learning, development, and evolution; developmental robotics and machine learning; motor control; nonlinear dynamic system

Recent Publications :

Schlesinger, M. (2009). The robot as a new frontier for connectionism and dynamic systems theory. Invited chapter in J.P. Spencer, M.S.C Thomas, & J.L. McClelland (Eds.),

Toward a unified theory of development: Connectionism and dynamic systems theory reconsidered
(pp. 182-199). New York: Oxford University Press.

Schlesinger, M. (2008). Heterochrony: It’s (all) about time! In M. Schlesinger, L. Berthouze, & C. Balkenius (Eds.),Proceedings of the Eighth International Workshop on Epigenetic Robotics: Modeling Cognitive Development in Robotic Systems (pp. 111-117). Sweden: Lund University Cognitive Studies.

Schlesinger, M., Berthouze, L., & Balkenius, C. (Eds.). (2008). Proceedings of the Eighth International Workshop on Epigenetic Robotics: Modeling Cognitive Development in Robotic Systems. Sweden: Lund University Cognitive Studies.