About Ezequiel Morsella


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Fall 2007



A theoretician and experimentalist in neuroscience, Ezequiel Morsella received his Ph.D. at Columbia University (2002) and carried out his postdoctoral training (2003 - 2007) at Yale University.  Since his pre-college days, he has studied perception-and-action, focusing on the role of conscious ("controlled") processes.  Click here to visit his neuroscience blog, Consciousness and the Brain


In 2007, he was hired as a professor in neuroscience at San Francisco State University (where he is now Professor of Neuroscience) and as an Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco.  His theory has appeared in Psychological Review and Behavioral and Brain Sciences (target article). Click here for TIME's coverage of the theory.  His current research has been supported by the Toyota Motor Corporation. 


He is the lead author of Oxford Handbook of Human Action. His research has appeared in journals such as Psychological Review, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Perspectives on Psychological Science, Neurocase, Consciousness and Cognition, Experimental Brain Research, and Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. He has served as an editorial reviewer for many journals, including Science, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, and Psychological Review.   


Click here for book based on the think tank "Where's the Action? The Pragmatic Turn in Cognitive Science" (Chairpersons: Andreas K. Engel, Karl Friston, and Danica Kragic), Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Germany (2014). Photo below taken from book.  


Think Tank at Frankfurt