Contact: alex.white {at}

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Brain Development & Education Lab at Stanford University. I am interested in visual perception, attention, reading, and cognitive development.

Currently, I am investigating visual word recognition: How many words can you recognize at once? (I think the answer is: One). Where in the brain is the bottleneck that constrains recognition? (I think the answer is: in VWFA-2). How do specialized neural circuits determine reading behavior, in good and poor readers? (Stay tuned).

I use psychophysics, computational modeling, and functional MRI to answer those questions, in collaboration with Profs. Jason Yeatman, John Palmer, and Geoff Boynton.


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