Dr. Michael Wesner

Associate Professor

Department: 
Email: 
mwesner@lakeheadu.ca
Phone Number: 
+1 (807) 343-8457
Office Location: 
SN 1040
Office Hours: 
Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Academic Qualifications: 
  • M.Sc., Ph.D. (Washington State U.)
Previous Teaching/Work: 

Dr. Wesner is a behavioral neuroscientist and psychophysicist whose interests are in vision physiology, plasticity, bimodal attention, time perception and the biorhythmic properties of perception. He is currently researching the visual processes of seasonal and non-seasonal depression; the sensory and perceptual properties of cognitive avoidance; endocrine influences on visual processing including studying the female reproductive cycle and its effects on visual hierarchical operations; sensory dysregulation in ADHD-type adults; visual cortical and subcortical human plasticity; nontraditional visual pathways involving melatonin and intrinsic photosensitive ganglion cells; intermodal influences on language processing; and the effects of age, sex and culture on attention and on time perception. Dr. Wesner teaches Psychology 3161 (Sensation & Perception), Psychology 2401 (Foundations of Biopsychology), Psychology 4411 (Biopsychology 1), Psychology 3811 (Special Topics-Psychophysics of Color), Psychology 4811 (Human Factors), Psychology 5751 (Topics in Biological Psychology - Immunoassay Principles and Techniques), and Psychology 5471 (Psychopharmacology).