Michael Pitts

MPitts PhD.
Reed College

Michael Pitts investigates the neural basis of perception, attention, and consciousness, primarily using EEG/ERP measures combined with manipulations of attention and perceptual awareness. In recent years, he has focused on developing “no-report” paradigms in order to better isolate neural correlates of consciousness from neural correlates of post-perceptual task-related processing.

Key publications

  • Cohen, M., Ortego, K., Kyroudis, A., & Pitts, M., “Distinguishing the neural correlates of perceptual awareness and post-perceptual processing”, The Journal of Neuroscience, 40(25), 4925-4935, doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0120-20.2020
  • Pitts, M., Lutsyshyna, A.L., & Hillyard, S.,  “The relationship between attention and consciousness: An expanded taxonomy and implications for “no report” paradigms”, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 373:20170348, dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2017.0348