Research Summary

Neural basis of visual knowledge

Vision is deceptively simple for us but it is a hard computational problem. This because the same image can be produced by many objects and the same object can produce many images. It is widely believed that the brain resolves these ambiguities by incorporating knowledge about the real world, but the nature of this knowledge remains unknown. The goal of my Senior Fellowship is to identify specific forms of visual object knowledge and understand their neural underpinnings through a combination of experiments and computation.