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I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Brain Development & Education Lab at Stanford University. I am interested in visual perception, reading, development, and cognitive neuroscience.

The big question is: How does the brain use the information streaming in from the eyes to selectively reconstruct elements of the outside world?

Currently, I am investigating visual word recognition: How many words can recognize at once? (I think the answer is: One). Where in the brain is there a bottleneck that constrains recognition? (I think the answer is: in VWFA-2). How do those circuits determine reading behavior, in good and poor readers? (TBD).

I use a combination of psychophysics, computational modeling, and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to answer these questions, in collaboration with Dr. Geoffrey Boynton, Dr. John Palmer, and Dr. Jason Yeatman.


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