- Patrick Wilken
Patrick Wilken (born
17 March, 1966, Melbourne, Australia) is an editor at Cell Pressin Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the United States.
He completed his doctoral studies at the
University of Melbournein 2001 under the supervision of Jason Mattingley and William Webster, where he developed models of visual short-term memory. He subsequently worked for three years as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Christof Kochat the California Institute of Technology, and then for two years as a postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Jochen Braun, at Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg.
His primary research interest was limits in information processing within high-level vision. He argued along with his collaborator Wei Ji Ma that the capacity limits commonly seen in visual short term memory and
change blindnessare caused, not by a high-level bottleneck in the number items that can be attended and/or stored in memory, but by an increase in neuronal noisein stimulus representations as complexity of visual information increases.
He has been active in the promotion of
consciousnessas an area of academic study since the early 1990s. In 1992, he founded the electronic journal Psyche, which in addition to publishing peer-reviewed papers and book reviews, acted as an online forum for discussion of consciousness studies via its lively mailing list Psyche-D. He acted as editor-in-chief of the journal until 2002, when he handed over executive editorship to the philosopher Tim Bayne.
After attending the first
Towards a science of consciousnessmeeting in Tucson in 1994, he promoted the idea of setting up a professional organization to organize future consciousness conferences. This idea grew into the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness. He has been active in the organization in various ways, including being a key organizer (along with William Banks) of both the first meeting of the association in 1997, and the most recent meetings organized with Christof Kochat Caltech 2005 and Geraint Reesin Oxford in 2006. He has sat on the Board of the ASSC since its foundation, and in 2002 took over from David Chalmersas its chair; later being appointed its first executive director. In 2007, to avoid possible conflict of interest issues assocaited with his new appointment at Cell Press, he stepped down both as Director and from the Board of the ASSC.
He current position in Cell Press is Content Development editor for the journals Neuron, Trends in Cognitive Sciences and
Trends in Neurosciences. In addition, he is an editor of an encyclopedia of consciousness studies, "The Oxford Companion to Consciousness", with Tim Bayne and Axel Cleeremans, due to be published by Oxford University Pressin 2008.
* Reddy, L., Quiroga, R.Q., Wilken, P., Koch, C., Fried, I. (2006) A Single-Neuron Correlate of Change Detection and Change Blindness in the Human Medial Temporal Lobe. Current Biology, 16(20), 2066-2072
* Wilken P, Ma WJ (2004) [http://journalofvision.org/4/12/11/ A detection theory account of change detection.] Journal of Vision, 4, 1120-1135.
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* [http://eprints.assc.caltech.edu/ ASSC ePrints server, a free public archive of ASSC member's contributions to the study of consciousness]
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