Ph.D. in Neuroscience

2002 - 2008

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

B.S. in Biology

1997 - 2001

California Institute of Technology


Assistant Professor

2013 - 

Princeton University

Department of Psychology and Princeton Neuroscience Institute

Post-doctoral Fellow

2010 - 2013

Laboratories of Chris Moore and Ed Boyden

Media Lab​ and Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Post-doctoral Fellow

2008 - 2010

Laboratory of Earl K. Miller

Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Graduate Student

2002 - 2008

Laboratory of Earl K. Miller

Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Post-baccalaureate Research Assistant

2001 - 2002

Laboratory of Robert Desimone

Laboratory of Neuropsychology

National Institute of Mental Health


Research Assistant

2000 - 2001

Laboratory of Christof Koch

Computation and Neural Systems

California Institute of Technology

Research Intern

1995 - 2000 (summers)

Laboratory of Victor Macdonald

Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

Awards and Honors


Graduate Student Teaching Award, Brain and Cognitive Science, MIT


Special Distinction Scholarship (for Undergraduate Tuition), FEEA/Blue Cross Blue Shield


Buschman & Miller, Science, 2007, designated a Hot Paper, Thompson ISI


K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award, NIMH


New Innovator Director’s Award, NIH



Dynamic Display System And Method For Customizing A Controller In A Display System

Inventors: Earl Keith Miller, Timothy Joseph Buschman, and Simon John Kornblith.

Provisional Application; filed August 17, 2016.

Describes a method for using neurophysiological signals to determine an individuals cognitive capacity.  This can be used to improve performance on a variety of different tasks.


Adaptive Cognitive Prosthetic and Applications Thereof

Inventors: Timothy Joseph Buschman

Provisional Application; filed October 7, 2014. 

Describes a method for constructing a cognitive prosthetic for alleviating various neurological and/or neuropsychiatric disorders.  In particular, we describe an adaptive cognitive prosthetics capable of learning to replace or augment function lost by a damaged or diseased brain region.


Method And Apparatus Accounting for Independent Cognitive Capacities in the Right vs. Left Half of Vision

Inventors: Earl Keith Miller and Timothy Joseph Buschman

U.S. Patent 9927940; filed June 3, 2011, issued March 27, 2018. 

Method for increasing information processing in visual displays.  Based on neurophysiological and psychophysical understanding of our limited capacity to process information in visual displays.  Method allows for display systems to dynamically adjust how, when, and where information is presented in order to maximize perceptual processing.