Joseph DeSouza

Associate Professor

Systems Neuroscience

Locations / Contact Info:

0009c Lassonde Building - LAS
Keele Campus
Ext. 22946

Email address(es):

desouza@yorku.ca

Web site(s):

http://www.joeLAB.com/

Faculty & School/Dept.

Faculty of Health - Department of Psychology

Degrees

PhD Neuroscience - 2001
UWO
London, ONT

Biography

  See www.joeLAB.com

Selected Publications



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Bar RJ & DeSouza JFX. Tracking plasticity: Effects of long-term rehearsal in experts encoding music to movement. PLoS ONE, 11(1), e0147731. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0147731 



 



Chan JL, Kucyi A & DeSouza JFX (2015) Stable Task Representations under Attentional Load Revealed with Multivariate Pattern Analysis of Human Brain Activity. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 1-12. http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/jocn_a_00819 



 



Dhami P, Moreno S & DeSouza, JFX (2015) New Framework for Rehabilitation - Fusion of Cognitive and Physical Rehabilitation: The Hope for Dancing. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 1478-1471. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01478  



Barnett-Cowan M, Soeizi M & DeSouza JFX (2015) Visual attention at the tip of the tongue. i- Perception, 6(1), 1-4. http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/i0697sas 



 



Di Noto PM, Uta S & DeSouza JFX (2013) Eye exercises enhance accuracy and letter recognition, but not reaction time, in a modified rapid serial visual presentation task. PLoS ONE, 8(3), e59244. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0059244 



Pynn LK & DeSouza JFX (2013) The function of efference copy signals: implications from symptoms of Schizophrenia. Vision Research, 76, 124-33. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.visres.2012.10.019 



DeSouza JFX, Keith GP, Yan X, Blohm G, Wang H & Crawford JD (2011) Intrinsic reference frames of superior colliculus visuomotor receptive fields during head-unrestrained gaze shifts. Journal of Neuroscience, 50, 18313-26, http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0990-11.2011 



Ovaysikia S, Chan JL, Tahir KA & DeSouza JFX (2011) Word wins over Face: Emotional Stroop effect activates the frontal cortical network. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 4, 234-43. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2010.00234 



DeSouza JFX, Menon RS & Everling S (2003) Neural correlates for preparatory set associated with prosaccades and anti-saccades in humans investigated with event-related fMRI. Journal of Neurophysiology, 89, 1016-23. http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/jn.00562.2002 



 


Other Research Outputs

 See

National Ballet School Dance with Parkinson's program

 

Affiliations

NSERC Create Grant

Centre for Vision Research

Partnerships

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Service/Community Activities

Calumet College Academic Advisor (2008-2012 July)

Director of Interdisciplinary Studies (2016-17)

Awards

Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program (CCSEP) - Sabbatical - 2012

Supervision

Currently available to supervise graduate students: No

Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: No

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: No

Current Research

My specific research interests lie within the realms of eye, head and visually guided movements, multisensory processing, motion processing pathways and how these mechanisms are modulated by attentional mechanisms.

I use a cognitive and systems neuroscience approaches using the technologies of eye movement recordings, functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), magnetoencephalography (MEG) and electrophysiology.

See www.joeLAB.com

Research Projects


ENGAGE
Role: Principal Investigator
Year Funded: 2013
Funded by: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Neural Mechanisms behind Dance Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease
Our studies are conducted at the National Ballet School's Dance with Parkinson's and Sarah Robichaud's DwP throughout Toronto
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount funded: $44,999
Year Funded: 2013
Duration: 1
Funded by: Other...
Other funding: Parkinson's Society of Canada

Curriculum Vitae (C.V. file):

CV of Joseph Francis DeSouza