I am Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Rutgers--Robert Wood Johnson Medical School with affiliations at University Behavioral Health Care and Center for Cognitive Science. My overarching aim is to understand the mechanisms underlying normal object perception and how these mechanisms become compromised during serious mental illness. I approach this question by conducting psychophysical studies on healthy individuals and persons with psychotic disorders, and by also writing on broad themes related to object perception, such as the extent to which early vision depends on cognitive expectation. My current research, which is supported by a K01 Career Development Award, uses functional neuroimaging to consider the neural basis of abnormal perceptual organization across the schizo-bipolar spectrum. To learn more, see my website: www.briankeane.org.