Faculty

Bhavin R. Sheth
Dr. Bhavin R. Sheth
Associate Professor
N 308 Engineering Building 1
Houston, TX 77204-4005
Phone: 713-743-4935 | Fax: 713-743-4444
Email: brsheth [at] uh [dot] edu

Education: 

BS Computer Science (summa cum laude), University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
MS Computer Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
MS Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
PhD Cognitive Neuroscience, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Classes: 

ECE 1331 Computers & Problem Solving
ECE3331 Programming Applications in Electrical and Computer Engineering
ECE 3366 Introduction to Digital Signal Processing
ECE 6302 Introduction to Neuroengineering

Research Interests: 

Visual perception; Functions of sleep; Autism spectrum disorders; Interaction between central and autonomic nervous systems (mind-body interaction); Perceptual statistics; Neural basis of insight.

Selected Publications: 

Coskun, M.A., Loveland, K.A., Pearson, D.A., Papanicolaou, A.C. and Sheth, B. R. (2013) Interaction of finger representations in the cortex of individuals with autism: A functional window into cortical inhibition. Autism Res. (in press). pdf

Coskun, M.A., Loveland, K.A., Pearson, D.A., Papanicolaou, A.C. and Sheth, B. R. (2013). Functional assays of local connectivity in the somatosensory cortex of individuals with autism. Autism Res. 6(3): 190-200. pdf

Jiang, R., Jansen, B. H., Sheth, B. R., and Chen J. (2013) Dynamic multi-channel TMS with reconfigurable coil. IEEE Trans. Neural Syst. Rehabil. Eng. 21(3): 370-375. pdf

Sheth, B. R., Varghese, R. and Truong, T. (2012) Sleep shelters verbal memory from different kinds of interference. SLEEP 35(7): 985-996. pdf

Sheth, B. R., Serranzana, A., Anjum, S.F., and Khan, M. (2012) Sleep’s influence on a reflexive form of memory that does not require voluntary attention. SLEEP 35(5): 657-666. pdf

Tsiaras, V., Simos, P.G., Rezaie, R., Sheth, B. R., Garyfallidis, E., Castillo, E. M., Papanicolaou, A. C. (2011) Extracting biomarkers of autism from MEG resting-state functional connectivity networks. Comput Biol Med 41(12): 1166-1177. pdf

Sheth, B. R. (2011) The anti-McCollough effect: the mystery remains. Atten Percept Psychophys 73(7):14, 2203-2204. pdf

Sheth, B. R., Liu, J., Olagbaju, O., Varghese, L., Mansour, R., Reddoch, S., Pearson, D.A., and Loveland, K.A. (2011) Detecting Social and Non-Social Changes in Natural Scenes: Performance of Children with and Without Autism Spectrum Disorders and Typical Adults. Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders 41(4): 434-446. pdf

Chatterjee, G., Wu, D.A., and Sheth, B. R. (2011) Phantom flashes caused by interactions across visual space. Journal of Vision 11(2):14, 1-17. pdf

Nieman D.*, Sheth, B. R.* and Shimojo, S. (2010) Perceiving a discontinuity in motion. Journal of Vision 10 (6): 9, 1-23. *—joint first authors. pdf

Sheth, B. R., Ventura, G. and Wu, D. A. (2009) Does adaptation of motion direction detectors affect bias or sensitivity of direction judgments? Perception 38: 1621-1627. pdf

Coskun, M.A., Varghese, L., Reddoch, S., Castillo, E.M., Pearson, D.A., Loveland, K.A., Papanicolaou, A.C. and Sheth, B. R. (2009) Increased response variability in autistic brains? NeuroReport 20: 1543-1548. pdf

Sheth, B. R., Nguyen, N, and Janvelyan, D. (2009). Does sleep really influence face recognition memory? PLoS ONE 4: e5496. pdf

Sheth, B. R., Sandkühler, S. and Bhattacharya, J. (2009) Posterior beta and anterior gamma oscillations predict cognitive insight. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 21: 1269-1279. pdf

Coskun, M.A., Varghese, L., Reddoch, S., Castillo, E.M., Pearson, D.A., Loveland, K.A., Papanicolaou, A.C. and Sheth, B. R. (2009) How somatic cortical maps differ in autistic and typical brains. NeuroReport 20: 175-179. pdf

Liu, S. and Sheth, B. R. (2009) Discrimination of behaviorally irrelevant auditory stimuli in stage II sleep. NeuroReport 20: 207-212. pdf

Sheth, B. R. and Pham, T. (2008) How emotional arousal and valence influence access to awareness. Vision Research 48: 2415-2424. pdf

Sheth, B. R., Janvelyan, D. and Khan, M. (2008) Practice makes imperfect: restorative effects of sleep on motor learning. PLoS ONE 3(9): e3190. pdf

Sheth, B. R. and Shimojo, S. (2008) Adapting to an aftereffect. Journal of Vision 8: 1-10. pdf

Sheth, B. R. and Wu, D.A. (2008) Single mechanism, divergent effects; multiple mechanisms, convergent effect. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31: 215. pdf

Kanai R., Sheth, B. R., Verstraten, F.A.J. and Shimojo, S. (2007) Dynamic perceptual changes in audiovisual simultaneity. PLoS ONE 2(12): e1253. pdf

Kanai R.*, Sheth, B. R.* and Shimojo, S. (2007) Dynamic evolution of motion perception. Vision Research 47: 937-945. *—joint first authors. pdf

Sheth, B. R. (2005) Memory consolidation during sleep: A form of brain restitution. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28: 81-82. pdf

Sheth, B. R. and Shimojo, S. (2004) Sound aided recovery from and persistence against filling-in. Vision Research 44: 1907-1917. pdf

Kanai R.*, Sheth, B. R.* and Shimojo, S. (2004) Stopping the motion and sleuthing the flash-lag effect: spatial uncertainty is the key to perceptual mislocalization. Vision Research 44: 2605-2619. *—joint first authors. pdf

Sheth, B. R. and Shimojo, S. (2004) Extrinsic cues suppress the encoding of intrinsic cues. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 16: 339-350. pdf

Sheth, B. R. and Shimojo, S. (2003) Signal strength determines the nature of the relationship between perception and working memory. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 15: 173-184. pdf

Sheth, B. R. and Shimojo, S. (2002) How the lack of visuomotor feedback affects even the early stages of goal-directed pointing movements. Experimental Brain Research 143: 181-190. pdf

Sheth, B. R. and Shimojo, S. (2001) Compression of space in visual memory. Vision Research 41: 329-341. pdf

Sheth, B. R. and Shimojo, S. (2000) In space, the past can be recast but not the present. Perception 29: 1279-1290. pdf

Sheth, B. R., Nijhawan, R., and Shimojo, S. (2000) Changing objects lead briefly flashed ones. Nature Neuroscience 3: 489-495. pdf

Sheth, B. R., Moore, C.I., and Sur, M. (1998) Temporal modulation of spatial borders in rat barrel cortex. J. Neurophysiol. 79: 464-470. pdf

Sheth, B. R., Sharma J., Rao C.S., and Sur, M. (1996) Orientation maps of subjective contours in visual cortex. Science 274: 2110-2215. pdf

Nelson, S.B., Toth, L.J., Sheth, B., and Sur, M. (1994) Orientation selectivity of cortical neurons persists during intracellular blockade of inhibition. Science 265: 774-777. pdf

Sheth, B. R., Nag, P. K., and Hellwarth, R. W. (1991) Driver mechanisms on cellular automata. Complex Systems 5: 487-496.

Sheth, B. R., Nag, P. K., and Hellwarth, R. W. (1991) Binary addition on cellular automata. Complex Systems 5: 479-486.