I'm a 5th year Ph.D. student at UCSD in the Neurosciences Graduate Program, specializing in
I work with Dr. John Serences in the Dept. of Psychology.
I study the visual system. We face a complex barrage of incoming visual stimuli every day. How do we know what to focus on,
or what to remember? And how does the brain represent visual information under varying cognitive demands?
My approach to these questions is to take what we know about the human visual system to build models that
predict brain activity. I take inspiration from the fields of computer vision and machine learning.
Converting between neuroimaging formats is useful, but often opaque. Maybe this will help.
My published fMRI data on the effects of visual attention on voxel receptive fields is ripe for data mining & serves as a good base for simulating models (IMHO). Get it here!