Keith Schneider, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. He did his doctoral work at the University of Rochester in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and the Center for Visual Science, where he had recently been a research professor in the Rochester Center for Brain Imaging, returning to Rochester after a postdoctoral fellowship at Princeton University. He previously attended Boston University and the California Institute of Technology, where he studied astronomy and physics.
His research focuses on the architecture of the human visual system and how it relates to the functions of attention, perception and awareness. In his research, he has pioneered the use of high-resolution functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to study the subcortical visual nuclei, which has yielded insights on the organization and functioning of the early visual system.
He is continuing this line of research at the University of Missouri at its new Brain Imaging Center, including applications to the study of dyslexia and other clinical disorders.