Elliot Collins, MD, PhD

  • Resident, University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals (Research Track), Psychiatry

Residency: Pediatrics

Location: University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals (Research Track)


Education & Training

  • University of Washington, BS, 2011
  • Carnegie Mellon University, PhD, 2019
  • University of Pittsburgh, MD, 2020

Representative Publications

Collins, E., Behrmann, M. (2020). Exemplar Learning Reveals the Representational Origins of Expert Visual Perception. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 117(20), 11167-11177. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1912734117. PMID: 32366664 PMCID: PMC7245133

Collins, E., Freud, E., Kainerstorfer, J.M., Cao, J., Behrmann, M. (2019). Temporal Dynamics of Shape Processing Differentiate Contributions of Dorsal and Ventral Visual Pathways. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 31(6), 821-836. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1162/jocn_a_01391 

Collins, E., Robinson, A., Behrmann, M. (2018). Distinct Neural Processes for the Perception of Familiar Versus Unfamiliar Faces Along the Visual Hierarchy Revealed by EEG. NeuroImage, 181, 120-131. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.06.080. PMCID: PMC6139062

Collins, E., Dundas, E., Gabay, Y., Plaut, D.C., Behrmann, M. (2017). Hemispheric Organization in Disorders of Development. Visual Cognition, 25(4-6): 416-429. DOI:10.1080/13506285.2017.1370430 PMCID: PMC6241318

Collins, E., Park, J., Behrmann, M. (2017). Numerosity Representation is Encoded in the Human Subcortex. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(14), E2806–E2815. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1613982114. PMCID: PMC5389276

Thesis Advisor

Behrmann, Marlene

Graduate Program

Dissertation Title

Neural and Representational Origins of Visual Expertise

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