My research focuses on human visual recognition. I’m interested in how visual information is transformed until we recognize people, objects, their relationship to each other and the overall gist of a scene. I also investigate the functional organization of the human visual cortex and why some regions are specifically engaged in processing a single visual category and how those develop.
My long-term goal is to better understand how humans perceive and recognize the world around them in ever-changing natural environments. To this end, I combine recent advances in machine learning with human behavioral and neural data to provide a computationally precise account of how visual recognition works in humans.