Benjamin T. Files


I am an alumnus of the Neuroscience Graduate Program at the University of Southern California. There, I was a College Doctoral Fellow and a fellow of the Hearing and Communication Neuroscience training program. I carried out my dissertation research in Lynne Bernstein's Communications Neuroscience lab. Dr. Bernstein's Neuroscience of Language Lab is now at GWU. I received the Ph.D. in Neuroscience in 2013. My dissertation was entitled "Selectivity for visual speech in posterior temporal cortex."

I am currently a civilian scientist in the U.S. Army Research Laboratory the new ARL West campus in Los Angeles. Here, I work on human computation, human-autonomy teaming, and human state estimation.

I previously spent 10-week rotations in Norberto Grzywacz's Visual Processing Lab working on perceptual learning of motion discrimination and in Bosco Tjan's The Laboratory for Functional and Computational Vision analyzing fMRI data.

Here is my profile on google scholar.

I can be reached by email. My address is my first initial followed by my last name at google's popular webmail service.