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Stanford University
Department of Psychology
Job title
Assistant Professor
PhD(University of California, Berkeley and UCSF)


How does neural activity in the human cortex create our sense of visual perception? Our lab at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute uses a combination of functional magnetic resonance imaging, computational modeling and analysis, and psychophysical measurements to link human perception to cortical brain activity.

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Sep 2014
Assistant Professor, Stanford University, Psychology Department
Jul 2013
Mar 2015
Team Leader, Brain Science Institute, RIKEN
Apr 2011
Mar 2014
Adjunct Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo, Dept of Cognitive and Behavioral Science
Apr 2009
Jun 2013
Unit Leader, Brain Science Institute, RIKEN


Sep 2004
Mar 2009
Post-doc, David J. Heeger Lab, New York University
Nov 2002
Aug 2004
Post-doc, Keiji Tanaka Lab, RIKEN Brain Science Institute
Aug 1996
Aug 2002
PhD, Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley and UCSF
Sep 1989
May 1993
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, Yale University

Published Papers

Merriam, E. P., Gardner, J. L., Movshon, J. A., and Heeger, D.J.
Journal of Neuroscience   33(24) 9879-89   2013   [Refereed]
Abrahamyan A, Silva L.L, Dakin S.C, Carandini M, Gardner J.L.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America   113(25) E3548-E3557   2016   [Refereed]
Suzuki S, Harasawa N, Ueno K, Gardner J.L, Ichinohe N, Haruno M, Cheng K, Nakahara H.
Neuron   74(6) 1125-1137   2012   [Refereed]
Costagli, M., Ueno, K., Sun, P., Gardner, J. L., Wan, X., Ricciardi, E., Pietrini, P., Tanaka, K., and Cheng, K.
Cerebral Cortex   Advance access(1) 1-9   2012   [Refereed]
Suzuki, S., Harasawa, N., Ueno, K., Gardner, J. L., Ichinohe, N., Haruno, M., Cheng, K., and Nakahara H.
Neuron   74(6) 1125-37   Jun 2012   [Refereed]
Birman D, Gardner J.L.
Nature Neuroscience   19(1) 5-7   2015   [Refereed]
Pestilli F, Carrasco M, Heeger D, Gardner J.
Neuron   72(5) 832-846   2011   [Refereed]
Liu, T., Hospadaruk, L., Zhu, D. C., and Gardner, J. L.
Journal of Neuroscience   31(12) 4484-95   2011   [Refereed]
Pestilli, F., Carrasco, M., Heeger, D. J., and Gardner, J. L.
Neuron   72(5) 832-46   2011   [Refereed]
Sun, P., Gardner, J. L., Costagli, M., Ueno, K., Waggoner, R. A., Tanaka, K., and Cheng K.
Cerebral Cortex   Advance access(7) 1-12   2012   [Refereed]
Gardner J.L.
Neuroscience   296 130-137   2015   [Refereed]
Hara Y, Gardner J.L.
Journal of Neurophysiology   112(11) 2834-2849   2014   [Refereed]
Gardner, J. L.
Neuroimage   49(3) 1953-6   Feb 2010   [Refereed]
Hara Y, Pestilli F, Gardner J.L.
Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience   8(Feb)    2014   [Refereed]
Dinstein, I., Gardner, J. L., Jazayeri, M., and Heeger, D.J.
Journal of Neuroscience   28(44) 11231-11239   2008   [Refereed]
Yuko Hara, Franco Pestilli, Justin L. Gardner
Front. Comput. Neurosci.   8    2014   [Refereed]
Gardner, J. L., Merriam, E. P., Movshon, J. A., and Heeger, D.J.
Journal of Neuroscience   28(15) 3988-3999   2008   [Refereed]
Vintch B, Gardner J.L.
Journal of Neuroscience   34(7) 2592-2604   2014   [Refereed]
Sun, P., Ueno K., Waggoner, R. A., Gardner, J. L., Tanaka, K., and Cheng K.
Nature Neuroscience   10(11) 1404-1406   Oct 2007   [Refereed]
Gardner, J. L., Sun, P., Waggoner, R. A., Ueno K., Tanaka, K., and Cheng K.
Neuron   47(4) 607-620   Aug 2005   [Refereed]
Gardner, J. L., Tokiyama, S., and Lisberger, S. G.
Journal of Neuroscience   24(41) 9035-9048   2004   [Refereed]
Churchland, A. K., Gardner, J. L., Chou, I. H., Priebe, N. J., and Lisberger, S. G.
Neuron   37(6) 1001-1011   2003   [Refereed]
Gardner, J. L., and Lisberger, S. G.
Nature Neuroscience   5(9) 892-899   Jul 2002   [Refereed]
Gardner, J. L., and Lisberger, S. G.
Journal of Neuroscience   21(6)(6) 2075-2084   2001   [Refereed]
Gardner, J. L., Anzai, A., Ohzawa. I., and Freeman, R. D.
Visual Neuroscience   16(6) 1115-1121   1999   [Refereed]
Gardner J.L.
NeuroImage   49(3) 1953-1956   2010   [Refereed]
Offen S, Gardner J.L, Schluppeck D, Heeger D.J.
Journal of vision   10(11)    2010   [Refereed]
Offen, S., Gardner, J. L., Schluppeck, D., and Heeger, D.J.
Journal of Vision   10 1-14   2010   [Refereed]
Sun P, Ueno K, Waggoner R.A, Gardner J.L, Tanaka K, Cheng K.
Nature Neuroscience   10(11) 1404-1406   2007   [Refereed]
Gardner J.L, Sun P, Waggoner R.A, Ueno K, Tanaka K, Cheng K.
Neuron   47(4) 607-620   2005   [Refereed]
Anne K. Churchland, Justin L. Gardner, I-han Chou, Nicholas J. Priebe, Stephen G. Lisberger
Neuron   37(6) 1001   Mar 2003   [Refereed]
Gardner J.L, Lisberger S.G.
Nature Neuroscience   5(9) 892-899   2002   [Refereed]