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Morton A. Heller, PhD

Dr. Heller came to EIU in 1998 as Chair of the Psychology Department.  He served as Chair until 2001 and then went on to regularly teach Cognitive Processes, Sensation and Perception, and Research Methods.
Dr. Heller has done extensive research relating to perception and touch, served on the Editorial Board of Perception, and was an action editor. He has also served as a Consulting Editor for Perception & Psychophysics. Dr. Heller has published 70 journal articles, 12 book chapters, and edited four books on touch and blindness.
He was a frequent grant reviewer the National Science Foundation (NSF) and for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from 1990-2013. He was a member of a number of NIH special emphasis panels, including Behavioral and Neurosciences Visual Sciences B, Brain Injury and Visual impairment, Perception and Cognition, Psychopathology and Adult Disorders, Risk Prevention and Health Behavior, Emerging Technology and Neuroscience Training, Integrative, Functional and Cognitive Neuroscience-4, Vision Bioengineering, and the Multisensory Processes panels. While at Eastern, he had research grant funding (1998-2007) from NIH (R01) and NSF (RUI).
Dr. Heller will continue to serve as an Action Editor for Perception through 2016 and is the co-author of the soon-to-be released book, Psychology of Touch and Blindness

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Yeshiva University (1974)

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