Dr. Mark Walton

Mark Walton received his undergraduate training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he majored in psychology.  During this time, he used psychophysical approaches to study human visual perception.  His doctorate is from the same institution and is also in psychology, with a specialty in behavioral neuroscience.  Following graduate school, he studied the neural control of eye and head movements in postdoctoral positions at Baylor College of Medicine and University of Pittsburgh.  He's the recipient of the John Ost Undergraduate Research Award from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a postdoctoral NRSA from NIH.  Mark has a broad range of interests in biology and psychology, with particular areas of expertise in experimental psychology, vision science, motor control, primate neurophysiology, language development, autism and other developmental disorders.  He is a member of the Society for Neuroscience.