I am a vision scientist and Ph.D. student studying the mechanisms underlying visual attention, perceptual processing, and visual working memory in the labs of Chaz Firestone and Justin Halberda at Johns Hopkins University in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences.
I earned my MA in Psychology with a concentration in Cognition, Perception and Neuroscience from NYU’s Department of Psychology and Center for Neural Science, where I was a researcher and lab manager in the Carrasco Lab with Marisa Carrasco. My research combines behavioral psychophysics, eye movements, and computational methods to study visual perception and attention, with a focus on how perceptual performance differs at isoeccentric peripheral locations around the visual field. My other research interests include oculomotor markers of temporal expectation, eye-movement (fixational and saccadic) and pupillometric analyses, visual attention in special and developing populations, and visual awareness and uncertainty in the periphery.
Before that, I spent my early undergraduate years working with Pascal Wallisch to investigate individual differences in the perception of music. We developed a machine learning classification model capable of predicting participants’ ideology based on their music preferences with a strikingly high accuracy, but I cannot predict your political affiliation based on whether or not Pharrell makes you “Happy”.
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