Marjan Persuh

Director of Mental Health Coun Graduate

Associate Professor, Counseling and Therapy


MS, Mental Health Counseling, Manhattan College

PhD, Psychology (Cognitive Neuroscience), The Graduate Center, The City University of New York

PhD, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Courses Taught

  • EDUG 713: Methods of Educational and Psychological Research
  • EDUG 722: Techniques in Counseling & Therapy
  • EDUG 732: Practicum in Counseling
  • EDUG 780: Psychopathology
  • EDUG 807: Measurement and Assessment for Counselors
  • EDUG 851: Data Analysis and Report Writing in Educational & Psychological Research
  • Publications and Scholarly Activities

    Persuh, M., (2018). The Fata Morgana of unconscious perception. Front Hum Neurosci 12:120.

    Persuh, M., LaRock, E., and Berger, J. (2018). Working memory and consciousness: The current state of play. Front Hum Neurosci 12:78.

    Persuh, M., (2018). Measuring perceptual consciousness. Front Psychol 8:2320. 

    Persuh, M., Emmanouil, T.A. and Ro, T. (2016). Perceptual overloading reveals illusory contour perception without awareness of the inducers. Atten Percept Psychophys 78, 1692-1701.

    Persuh, M. and Melara, R.D. (2016). Barack Obama Blindness (BOB): Absence of Visual Awareness to a Single Object. Front Hum Neurosci 10:118.

    Persuh, M., Gomez, M., Bauer, L., and Melara, R (2014). Feature-based inattentional blindness: Loss of awareness to featural information in fully attended objects. Atten Percept Psychophys 76, 2229-2239.

    Persuh, M., and Ro, T. (2013). Unconscious priming requires primary visual cortex at specific temporal phases of processing. J Cogn Neurosci 25(9):1493-503.

    Emmanouil, T.A., Avigan, P., Persuh, M., Ro, T. (2013). Saliency affects feedforward more than feedback processing in primary visual cortex. Neuropsychologia 51(8):1497-503.

    Persuh, M., Genzer, B., and Melara, R. (2012). Iconic memory requires attention. Front Hum Neurosci 6:126.

    Persuh, M., and Ro, T. (2012). Context-dependent brightness priming occurs without visual awareness. Conscious Cogn 21(1): 177-85.

    Prepiak, P., Defrancesco, M., Spadavecchia, S., Mirouze, N., Albano, M., Persuh, M., Fujita, M., and Dubnau D. (2011). MecA dampens transitions to spore, biofilm exopolysaccharide and competence expression by two different mechanisms. Mol Microbiol 80(4): 1014-30.

    Berka, R.M., Hahn, J., Albano, M., Draskovic, I., Persuh, M., Cui, X., Sloma, A., Widner, W., and Dubnau, D. (2002). Microarray analysis of the Bacillus subtilis K-state: genome-wide expression changes dependent on ComK. Mol Microbiol 43(5): 1331-1345.

    Persuh, M., Mandic-Mulec, I., and Dubnau, D. (2002). A MecA paralog, YpbH, binds ClpC, affecting both competence and sporulation. J Bacteriol 184(8): 2310-2313.

    Turgay, K., Persuh, M., Hahn, J., and Dubnau, D. (2001). Roles of the two ClpC ATP binding sites in the regulation of competence and the stress response. Mol Microbiol 42(3): 717-727.

    Cormier, E.G., Persuh, M., Thompson, D.A., Lin, S.W., Sakmar, T.P., Olson, W.C., and Dragic, T. (2000). Specific interaction of CCR5 amino-terminal domain peptides containing sulfotyrosines with HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein gp120. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 97(11): 5762-5767.

    Persuh, M., Turgay, K., Mandic-Mulec, I., and Dubnau, D. (1999). The N- and C-terminal domains of MecA recognize different partners in the competence molecular switch. Mol Microbiol 33(4): 886-894.