Associate Professor,jhpic

Department of Neuroscience & Regenerative Medicine

Mailing Address:

Department of Neuroscience & Regenerative Medicine
1120 15th Street, Rm. CB2606
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Augusta, GA 30912

Office phone:  706-721-5129


MS, University of Rochester
PhD, University of Rochester


University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Research interests:


Brain function and dysfunction under real-world conditions


Perception and action under uncertainty
Multisensory integration
Perceptual learning and expertise

Current projects:

Neural mechanisms of camouflage-breaking
Perception of complex visual Images, including medical images
Multisensory perception and learning 

Lab members:

Fallon Branch, MS

Regions in the human brain that are differentially responsive
during successful camouflage-breaking

Selected publications:

  1. Bart, E. and Jay Hegdé, J. (eds.) Deep Learning in Biological, Computer, and Neuromorphic Systems. Frontiers Media SA. (2019)
  2. Hegdé, J. Neural Mechanisms of High-Level Vision. Compr Physiol. 8:3. doi: 10.1002/cphy.c160035.(2018).
  3. Bart, E. and Hegdé, J. Deep Synthesis of Realistic Medical Images: A Novel Tool in Clinical Research and Training. Frontiers in Neuroinformatics 12:82. doi: 10.3389/fninf.2018.00082. PMID: 30515089  (2018).
  4. Hegdé, J., Bart, E., Kersten, D. Fragment-based learning of visual object categories. Current Biology 18(8):597-601 (2008).
  5. Hegdé, J. and Van Essen, D.C.  A comparative study of form processing in primate visual areas V4, V2 and V1. Cerebral Cortex 17(5):1100-16. PMID: 16785255 (2007).