My research is focused on understanding how incoming information from our environment interacts with our expectations (prior knowledge) to form a coherent visual experience. Specifically, I am interested in the neural mechanisms underlying how representations of different features (from perceptual to semantic) are encoded (re-coded?) and maintained in visual short-term memory; how these distinct representations are integrated in memory giving rise to perceptions of complex, real-world objects; and the processes by which guiding attention to specific object features interacts with our internal representations to facilitate perception. I have employed EEG (ERP and spectral analysis), and will use fMRI (in particular, multi-voxel pattern analysis) and simultaneous EEG/fMRI experiments to examine the patterns of brain activity associated with these processes.
HBSc. Psychology, University of Toronto
MA. Psychology, University of Toronto
PhD. Psychology University of Toronto
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