Schira, Mark M. Dr.

Senior Lecturer

  • School of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Mark Schira is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Psychology at the University of Wollongong and a Senior Research Officer at the Neuroscience Research Australia in Sydney. He received a Dr. rer. nat. (Doctorate in Natural Sciences) in Human Neurobiology from the University of Bremen and Charité; University Hostpital in Berlin, under the supervision of Prof. Manfred Fahle and Prof. Stephan Brandt. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow with Christopher Tyler at the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute in San Francisco and with Michael Breakspear and Branka Spehar at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. Since 2013 he is supervising his own research group in systems neuroscience focusing on the function, organisation and imaging of human visual cortex.

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Retinotopic organization of early visual cortex; foveal vision; reading and letter identification;  contour perception; high-resolution fMRI; laminar BOLD responses; fMRI methodology; modeling of visual cortex organization.

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Distorted images of HV4: Disturbing the order in human visual cortex Taylor, Harriet
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) The Effect of Prolonged Cannabidiol Treatment upon Brain Structure and Function in Cannabis Users Beale, Camilla
    Doctor of Philosophy Artefact Removal for High-Resolution FMRI and Its Application in Brain Imaging Duong, Soan
    Master of Philosophy Automatic Segmentation of Brain Tissues in Functional MRI Ang, Paul

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Mark Schira is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Psychology at the University of Wollongong and a Senior Research Officer at the Neuroscience Research Australia in Sydney. He received a Dr. rer. nat. (Doctorate in Natural Sciences) in Human Neurobiology from the University of Bremen and Charité; University Hostpital in Berlin, under the supervision of Prof. Manfred Fahle and Prof. Stephan Brandt. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow with Christopher Tyler at the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute in San Francisco and with Michael Breakspear and Branka Spehar at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. Since 2013 he is supervising his own research group in systems neuroscience focusing on the function, organisation and imaging of human visual cortex.

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Retinotopic organization of early visual cortex; foveal vision; reading and letter identification;  contour perception; high-resolution fMRI; laminar BOLD responses; fMRI methodology; modeling of visual cortex organization.

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Distorted images of HV4: Disturbing the order in human visual cortex Taylor, Harriet
    Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology) The Effect of Prolonged Cannabidiol Treatment upon Brain Structure and Function in Cannabis Users Beale, Camilla
    Doctor of Philosophy Artefact Removal for High-Resolution FMRI and Its Application in Brain Imaging Duong, Soan
    Master of Philosophy Automatic Segmentation of Brain Tissues in Functional MRI Ang, Paul
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