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Karen Dobkins

TitleProfessor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Diego
DepartmentPsychology
Address9500 Gilman Drive #0109
La Jolla CA 92093
Phone858-534-5434
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    Impact of Deafness and Language Experience on Visual Development
    NIH/NEI R01EY024623Apr 1, 2015 - Mar 31, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Are Autism Spectrum Disorders Associated with Leaky-Gut at an Early Critiacal Per
    NIH/NINDS R01NS071580Jul 1, 2010 - Apr 30, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Effects of Biological Maturation and Visual Experience on Human Visual Developmen
    NIH/NEI R01EY019035Sep 30, 2008 - Aug 31, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Development of Neural Pathways in Infants at Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders
    NIH/NICHD R01HD052804Feb 10, 2008 - Jan 31, 2013
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Development of Motion Processing in Human Infants
    NIH/NEI R01EY012153Mar 1, 1998 - Mar 31, 2009
    Role: Principal Investigator
    DEVELOPMENT OF VISUAL MOTION PROCESSING IN HUMAN INFANTS
    NIH/NEI R29EY012153Mar 1, 1998 - Feb 28, 2004
    Role: Principal Investigator
    INFANT MOTION PERCEPTION
    NIH/NEI F32EY006527Mar 30, 1994
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Van Etten HM, Kaur M, Srinivasan SM, Cohen SJ, Bhat A, Dobkins K. Increased Prevalence of Unusual Sensory Behaviors in Infants at Risk for, and Teens with, Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 2017 Nov; 47(11):3431-3445. PMID: 28770526.
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    2. Glickman G, Harrison E, Dobkins K. Vaccination Rates among Younger Siblings of Children with Autism. N Engl J Med. 2017 09 14; 377(11):1099-1101. PMID: 28902586.
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    3. Charman T, Young GS, Brian J, Carter A, Carver LJ, Chawarska K, Curtin S, Dobkins K, Elsabbagh M, Georgiades S, Hertz-Picciotto I, Hutman T, Iverson JM, Jones EJ, Landa R, Macari S, Messinger DS, Nelson CA, Ozonoff S, Saulnier C, Stone WL, Tager-Flusberg H, Webb SJ, Yirmiya N, Zwaigenbaum L. Non-ASD outcomes at 36 months in siblings at familial risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD): A baby siblings research consortium (BSRC) study. Autism Res. 2017 Jan; 10(1):169-178. PMID: 27417857.
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    4. Messinger DS, Young GS, Webb SJ, Ozonoff S, Bryson SE, Carter A, Carver L, Charman T, Chawarska K, Curtin S, Dobkins K, Hertz-Picciotto I, Hutman T, Iverson JM, Landa R, Nelson CA, Stone WL, Tager-Flusberg H, Zwaigenbaum L. Commentary: sex difference differences? A reply to Constantino. Mol Autism. 2016; 7:31. PMID: 27358719; PMCID: PMC4926305.
    5. Lazenby DC, Sideridis GD, Huntington N, Prante M, Dale PS, Curtin S, Henkel L, Iverson JM, Carver L, Dobkins K, Akshoomoff N, Tagavi D, Nelson CA, Tager-Flusberg H. Language Differences at 12 Months in Infants Who Develop Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 2016 Mar; 46(3):899-909. PMID: 26476738.
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    6. Penn AH, Carver LJ, Herbert CA, Lai TS, McIntire MJ, Howard JT, Taylor SF, Schmid-Schönbein GW, Dobkins K. Breast Milk Protects Against Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Infants at High Risk for Autism During Early Development. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2016 Feb; 62(2):317-27. PMID: 26230900; PMCID: PMC4724220 [Available on 02/01/17].
    7. Messinger DS, Young GS, Webb SJ, Ozonoff S, Bryson SE, Carter A, Carver L, Charman T, Chawarska K, Curtin S, Dobkins K, Hertz-Picciotto I, Hutman T, Iverson JM, Landa R, Nelson CA, Stone WL, Tager-Flusberg H, Zwaigenbaum L. Early sex differences are not autism-specific: A Baby Siblings Research Consortium (BSRC) study. Mol Autism. 2015; 6:32. PMID: 26045943; PMCID: PMC4455973.
    8. Penn AH, Altshuler AE, Small JW, Taylor SF, Dobkins K, Schmid-Schönbein GW. Effect of digestion and storage of human milk on free fatty acid concentration and cytotoxicity. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2014 Sep; 59(3):365-73. PMID: 24840512; PMCID: PMC4140960.
    9. Zwaigenbaum L, Young GS, Stone WL, Dobkins K, Ozonoff S, Brian J, Bryson SE, Carver LJ, Hutman T, Iverson JM, Landa RJ, Messinger D. Early head growth in infants at risk of autism: a baby siblings research consortium study. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2014 Oct; 53(10):1053-62. PMID: 25245349; PMCID: PMC4173119.
    10. Pallett PM, Cohen SJ, Dobkins K. Face and object discrimination in autism, and relationship to IQ and age. J Autism Dev Disord. 2014 May; 44(5):1039-54. PMID: 24150884.
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    11. Dobkins K, Harms R. The face inversion effect in infants is driven by high, and not low, spatial frequencies. J Vis. 2014 Jan 02; 14(1). PMID: 24385345; PMCID: PMC3880109.
    12. Blumenthal EJ, Bosworth RG, Dobkins K. Fast development of global motion processing in human infants. J Vis. 2013 Nov 06; 13(13):8. PMID: 24198399; PMCID: PMC3820145.
    13. Kiorpes L, Dobkins K, Mendola JD. Linking hypotheses in visual neuroscience. Vis Neurosci. 2013 Nov; 30(5-6):183-4. PMID: 24624429.
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    14. Cadenhead KS, Dobkins K, McGovern J, Shafer K. Schizophrenia spectrum participants have reduced visual contrast sensitivity to chromatic (red/green) and luminance (light/dark) stimuli: new insights into information processing, visual channel function, and antipsychotic effects. Front Psychol. 2013; 4:535. PMID: 23970874; PMCID: PMC3747446.
    15. Pallett PM, Dobkins K. Development of face discrimination abilities, and relationship to magnocellular pathway development, between childhood and adulthood. Vis Neurosci. 2013 Nov; 30(5-6):251-62. PMID: 23906372.
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    16. Bosworth RG, Robbins SL, Granet DB, Dobkins K. Delayed luminance and chromatic contrast sensitivity in infants with spontaneously regressed retinopathy of prematurity. Doc Ophthalmol. 2013 Aug; 127(1):57-68. PMID: 23744448; PMCID: PMC3766721.
    17. Wagner K, Dobkins K, Barner D. Slow mapping: color word learning as a gradual inductive process. Cognition. 2013 Jun; 127(3):307-17. PMID: 23542408.
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    18. Bosworth RG, Petrich JA, Dobkins K. Effects of attention and laterality on motion and orientation discrimination in deaf signers. Brain Cogn. 2013 Jun; 82(1):117-26. PMID: 23455437.
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    19. Bosworth RG, Dobkins K. Effects of prematurity on the development of contrast sensitivity: testing the visual experience hypothesis. Vision Res. 2013 Apr 19; 82:31-41. PMID: 23485427; PMCID: PMC3684210.
    20. Messinger D, Young GS, Ozonoff S, Dobkins K, Carter A, Zwaigenbaum L, Landa RJ, Charman T, Stone WL, Constantino JN, Hutman T, Carver LJ, Bryson S, Iverson JM, Strauss MS, Rogers SJ, Sigman M. Beyond autism: a baby siblings research consortium study of high-risk children at three years of age. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2013 Mar; 52(3):300-308.e1. PMID: 23452686; PMCID: PMC3625370.
    21. Cornew L, Dobkins K, Akshoomoff N, McCleery JP, Carver LJ. Atypical social referencing in infant siblings of children with autism spectrum disorders. J Autism Dev Disord. 2012 Dec; 42(12):2611-21. PMID: 22456817.
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    22. Penn AH, Altshuler AE, Small JW, Taylor SF, Dobkins K, Schmid-Schönbein GW. Digested formula but not digested fresh human milk causes death of intestinal cells in vitro: implications for necrotizing enterocolitis. Pediatr Res. 2012 Dec; 72(6):560-7. PMID: 23007028; PMCID: PMC3526678.
    23. Bosworth RG, Petrich JA, Dobkins K. Effects of spatial attention on motion discrimination are greater in the left than right visual field. Vision Res. 2012 Jan 01; 52(1):11-9. PMID: 22051893.
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    24. Wang J, Dobkins K, McDowell JE, Clementz BA. Neural response to the second stimulus associated with poor speed discrimination performance in schizophrenia. Psychophysiology. 2012 Feb; 49(2):198-206. PMID: 22092174.
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    25. Ozonoff S, Young GS, Carter A, Messinger D, Yirmiya N, Zwaigenbaum L, Bryson S, Carver LJ, Constantino JN, Dobkins K, Hutman T, Iverson JM, Landa R, Rogers SJ, Sigman M, Stone WL. Recurrence risk for autism spectrum disorders: a Baby Siblings Research Consortium study. Pediatrics. 2011 Sep; 128(3):e488-95. PMID: 21844053; PMCID: PMC3164092.
    26. Wagner K, Dobkins K. Synaesthetic associations decrease during infancy. Psychol Sci. 2011 Aug; 22(8):1067-72. PMID: 21771964.
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    27. Koh HC, Milne E, Dobkins K. Contrast sensitivity for motion detection and direction discrimination in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders and their siblings. Neuropsychologia. 2010 Dec; 48(14):4046-56. PMID: 20937290; PMCID: PMC2993789.
    28. Koh HC, Milne E, Dobkins K. Spatial contrast sensitivity in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. J Autism Dev Disord. 2010 Aug; 40(8):978-87. PMID: 20213250.
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    29. Bosworth RG, Dobkins K. Chromatic and luminance contrast sensitivity in fullterm and preterm infants. J Vis. 2009 Dec 14; 9(13):15.1-16. PMID: 20055548; PMCID: PMC2932653.
    30. Wang J, Brown R, Dobkins K, McDowell JE, Clementz BA. Diminished parietal cortex activity associated with poor motion direction discrimination performance in schizophrenia. Cereb Cortex. 2010 Jul; 20(7):1749-55. PMID: 19915096; PMCID: PMC2912655.
    31. Dobkins K, Bosworth RG, McCleery JP. Effects of gestational length, gender, postnatal age, and birth order on visual contrast sensitivity in infants. J Vis. 2009 Sep 30; 9(10):19.1-21. PMID: 19810800; PMCID: PMC2951975.
    32. McCleery JP, Akshoomoff N, Dobkins K, Carver LJ. Atypical face versus object processing and hemispheric asymmetries in 10-month-old infants at risk for autism. Biol Psychiatry. 2009 Nov 15; 66(10):950-7. PMID: 19765688.
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    33. Dobkins K. Does visual modularity increase over the course of development? Optom Vis Sci. 2009 Jun; 86(6):E583-8. PMID: 19417708; PMCID: PMC2706294.
    34. Zwaigenbaum L, Bryson S, Lord C, Rogers S, Carter A, Carver L, Chawarska K, Constantino J, Dawson G, Dobkins K, Fein D, Iverson J, Klin A, Landa R, Messinger D, Ozonoff S, Sigman M, Stone W, Tager-Flusberg H, Yirmiya N. Clinical assessment and management of toddlers with suspected autism spectrum disorder: insights from studies of high-risk infants. Pediatrics. 2009 May; 123(5):1383-91. PMID: 19403506.
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    35. Dobkins K, Sampath V. The use of chromatic information for motion segmentation: differences between psychophysical and eye-movement measures. Perception. 2008; 37(7):993-1009. PMID: 18773723.
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    36. Clementz BA, McDowell JE, Dobkins K. Compromised speed discrimination among schizophrenia patients when viewing smooth pursuit targets. Schizophr Res. 2007 Sep; 95(1-3):61-4. PMID: 17628436; PMCID: PMC3164492.
    37. McCleery JP, Allman E, Carver LJ, Dobkins K. Abnormal magnocellular pathway visual processing in infants at risk for autism. Biol Psychiatry. 2007 Nov 01; 62(9):1007-14. PMID: 17531206.
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    38. Dobkins K, Rezec AA, Krekelberg B. Effects of spatial attention and salience cues on chromatic and achromatic motion processing. Vision Res. 2007 Jun; 47(14):1893-906. PMID: 17445859.
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    39. Bosworth RG, Bartlett MS, Dobkins K. Image statistics of American Sign Language: comparison with faces and natural scenes. J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis. 2006 Sep; 23(9):2085-96. PMID: 16912735.
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    40. Dobkins K, Lewis LB, Fine I. Integration of one- and two-dimensional motion signals in infants: evidence from the barber-pole illusion. Vision Res. 2006 Oct; 46(20):3360-72. PMID: 16854447.
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    41. Fine I, Finney EM, Boynton GM, Dobkins K. Comparing the effects of auditory deprivation and sign language within the auditory and visual cortex. J Cogn Neurosci. 2005 Oct; 17(10):1621-37. PMID: 16269101.
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    42. Gunther KL, Dobkins K. Induction effects for heterochromatic brightness matching, heterochromatic flicker photometry, and minimally distinct border: implications for the neural mechanisms underlying induction. J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis. 2005 Oct; 22(10):2182-96. PMID: 16277287.
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    43. Huang L, Dobkins K. Attentional effects on contrast discrimination in humans: evidence for both contrast gain and response gain. Vision Res. 2005 Apr; 45(9):1201-12. PMID: 15707928.
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    44. Rezec A, Krekelberg B, Dobkins K. Attention enhances adaptability: evidence from motion adaptation experiments. Vision Res. 2004 Dec; 44(26):3035-44. PMID: 15474576.
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    45. Pashler H, Dobkins K, Huang L. Is contrast just another feature for visual selective attention? Vision Res. 2004 Jun; 44(12):1403-10. PMID: 15066399.
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    46. Fine I, Anderson CM, Boynton GM, Dobkins K. The invariance of directional tuning with contrast and coherence. Vision Res. 2004 Apr; 44(9):903-13. PMID: 14992834.
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    47. Dobkins K, Fine I, Hsueh AC, Vitten C. Pattern motion integration in infants. J Vis. 2004 Mar 12; 4(3):144-55. PMID: 15086305.
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    48. Rezec AA, Dobkins K. Attentional weighting: a possible account of visual field asymmetries in visual search? Spat Vis. 2004; 17(4-5):269-93. PMID: 15559106.
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    49. Finney EM, Clementz BA, Hickok G, Dobkins K. Visual stimuli activate auditory cortex in deaf subjects: evidence from MEG. Neuroreport. 2003 Aug 06; 14(11):1425-7. PMID: 12960757.
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    50. Gunther KL, Dobkins K. Independence of mechanisms tuned along cardinal and non-cardinal axes of color space: evidence from factor analysis. Vision Res. 2003 Mar; 43(6):683-96. PMID: 12604104.
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    51. Bosworth RG, Dobkins K. The effects of spatial attention on motion processing in deaf signers, hearing signers, and hearing nonsigners. Brain Cogn. 2002 Jun; 49(1):152-69. PMID: 12027400.
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    52. Bosworth RG, Dobkins K. Visual field asymmetries for motion processing in deaf and hearing signers. Brain Cogn. 2002 Jun; 49(1):170-81. PMID: 12027401.
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    53. Thiele A, Rezec A, Dobkins K. Chromatic input to motion processing in the absence of attention. Vision Res. 2002 May; 42(11):1395-401. PMID: 12044745.
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    54. Gunther KL, Dobkins K. Individual differences in chromatic (red/green) contrast sensitivity are constrained by the relative number of L- versus M-cones in the eye. Vision Res. 2002 May; 42(11):1367-78. PMID: 12044743.
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    55. Dobkins K, Anderson CM. Color-based motion processing is stronger in infants than in adults. Psychol Sci. 2002 Jan; 13(1):76-80. PMID: 11892784.
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    56. Finney EM, Fine I, Dobkins K. Visual stimuli activate auditory cortex in the deaf. Nat Neurosci. 2001 Dec; 4(12):1171-3. PMID: 11704763.
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    57. Thiele A, Dobkins K, Albright TD. Neural correlates of chromatic motion perception. Neuron. 2001 Oct 25; 32(2):351-8. PMID: 11684003.
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    58. Dobkins K, Anderson CM, Kelly J. Development of psychophysically-derived detection contours in L- and M-cone contrast space. Vision Res. 2001 Jun; 41(14):1791-807. PMID: 11369043.
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    59. Dobkins K, Bosworth RG. Effects of set-size and selective spatial attention on motion processing. Vision Res. 2001 May; 41(12):1501-17. PMID: 11343718.
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    60. Banton T, Dobkins K, Bertenthal BI. Infant direction discrimination thresholds. Vision Res. 2001 Apr; 41(8):1049-56. PMID: 11301078.
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    61. Finney EM, Dobkins K. Visual contrast sensitivity in deaf versus hearing populations: exploring the perceptual consequences of auditory deprivation and experience with a visual language. Brain Res Cogn Brain Res. 2001 Mar; 11(1):171-83. PMID: 11240120.
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    62. Thiele A, Dobkins K, Albright TD. Neural correlates of contrast detection at threshold. Neuron. 2000 Jun; 26(3):715-24. PMID: 10896166.
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    63. Dobkins K, Thiele A, Albright TD. Comparison of red-green equiluminance points in humans and macaques: evidence for different L:M cone ratios between species. J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis. 2000 Mar; 17(3):545-56. PMID: 10708036.
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    64. Dobkins K. Moving colors in the lime light. Neuron. 2000 Jan; 25(1):15-8. PMID: 10707968.
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    65. Dobkins K, Gunther KL, Peterzell DH. What covariance mechanisms underlie green/red equiluminance, luminance contrast sensitivity and chromatic (green/red) contrast sensitivity? Vision Res. 2000; 40(6):613-28. PMID: 10824265.
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    66. Dobkins K, Anderson CM, Lia B. Infant temporal contrast sensitivity functions (tCSFs) mature earlier for luminance than for chromatic stimuli: evidence for precocious magnocellular development? Vision Res. 1999 Sep; 39(19):3223-39. PMID: 10615492.
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    67. Thiele A, Dobkins K, Albright TD. The contribution of color to motion processing in Macaque middle temporal area. J Neurosci. 1999 Aug 01; 19(15):6571-87. PMID: 10414985.
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    68. Lia B, Dobkins K, Palmer J, Teller DY. Infants code the direction of chromatic quadrature motion. Vision Res. 1999 May; 39(10):1783-94. PMID: 10343870.
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    69. Dobkins K, Stoner GR, Albright TD. Perceptual, oculomotor, and neural responses to moving color plaids. Perception. 1998; 27(6):681-709. PMID: 10197187.
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    70. Dobkins K, Lia B, Teller DY. Infant color vision: temporal contrast sensitivity functions for chromatic (red/green) stimuli in 3-month-olds. Vision Res. 1997 Oct; 37(19):2699-716. PMID: 9373669.
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    71. Dobkins K, Teller DY. Infant motion: detection (M:D) ratios for chromatically defined and luminance-defined moving stimuli. Vision Res. 1996 Oct; 36(20):3293-310. PMID: 8944288.
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    72. Dobkins K, Teller DY. Infant contrast detectors are selective for direction of motion. Vision Res. 1996 Jan; 36(2):281-94. PMID: 8594826.
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    73. Dobkins K, Albright TD. Behavioral and neural effects of chromatic isoluminance in the primate visual motion system. Vis Neurosci. 1995 Mar-Apr; 12(2):321-32. PMID: 7786853.
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    74. Dobkins K, Albright TD. What happens if it changes color when it moves?: the nature of chromatic input to macaque visual area MT. J Neurosci. 1994 Aug; 14(8):4854-70. PMID: 8046456.
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    75. Dobkins K, Albright TD. What happens if it changes color when it moves?: psychophysical experiments on the nature of chromatic input to motion detectors. Vision Res. 1993 May; 33(8):1019-36. PMID: 8506643.
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    76. Cole G, Dobkins K, Hansen LA, Terry RD, Saitoh T. Decreased levels of protein kinase C in Alzheimer brain. Brain Res. 1988 Jun 14; 452(1-2):165-74. PMID: 3165303.
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    77. Saitoh T, Hansen LA, Dobkins K, Terry RD. Increased Mr 60,000 protein phosphorylation is correlated with neocortical neurofibrillary tangles in Alzheimer's disease. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 1988 Jan; 47(1):1-8. PMID: 3334725.
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