Dr. Leopold attained a B.S. in biomedical engineering from Duke University in 1991. He subsequently received his Ph.D. from Baylor College of Medicine in 1997, where he studied neurophysiological mechanisms of multistable perception. He then did his postdoctoral work in the Logothetis lab at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernitics in Tuebingen, where he worked on topics related to visual perception, face recognition and fMRI. Dr. Leopold arrived at the NIH in the beginning of 2004 to establish the Section on Cognitive Neurophysiology and Imaging and to head the Neurophysiology Imaging Facility Core.
My research combines electrophysiology and neuroimaging techniques to explore the large-scale organization of brain activity related to the establishment and maintenance of a visual percept.