Thanks for visiting my website!  I am Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry at the University of Rochester [see CV].  My overarching aim is to understand the mechanisms underlying normal visual object perception and how these mechanisms become compromised during serious mental illness.  I approach this question by conducting psychophysical studies on healthy individuals and persons with schizophrenia, and by also writing on broad themes related to object perception, such as the extent to which early vision depends on cognitive expectation.  As part of an ongoing NIH K01 Career Development Award, I employ functional neuroimaging to investigate the neural underpinnings of visual organization deficits across the schizo-bipolar spectrum.  Have a look around to learn more.

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Selected Publications
Keane, B. P. (2018). Contour interpolation: A case study in Modularity of Mind. Cognition, 174, 1-18. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2018.01.008.

Keane, B. P., Paterno, D., Kastner, S., & Silverstein, S. M. (2016). Visual integration dysfunction in schizophrenia arises by the first psychotic episode and worsens with illness duration. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 125(4), 543–549.

Keane, B.P., Silverstein, S. M., Wang, Y., & Papathomas, T.V. (2013). Reduced depth inversion illusions in schizophrenia are state specific and occur for multiple object types and viewing conditions. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 122, 506-12.

Keane, B.P., & Pylyshyn, Z.W. (2006). Is trajectory extrapolation employed in multiple object tracking?  Tracking as a low-level, non–predictive function. Cognitive Psychology, 52(4), 346-368.