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Congratulations to Dr. Krause and Dr. Rast to their successful thesis defenses!

June 18, 2021

This week, both Emma Krause and Luke Rast successfully defended their thesis work with beautiful presentations and a well-argued defenses.

Emma Krause's work was on "The spatio-temporal dynamics of awake hippocampal shart-pwave ripples and their relationship to planning", part of which was published as a pre-print a few weeks ago.

Luke Rast's work was on "Adaptation and evidence accumulation in neural codes", part of which was published last year as...

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New article: Hierarchical structure is employed by humans during visual motion perception

September 16, 2020

Motion relations in the world are highly structured, with velocities of visible objects often being nested within other moving reference frames. Does our visual system exploit these hierarchical relations when perceiving dynamic scenes? We studied the use of hierarchical priors in two tasks our visual system faces all the time: tracking of multiple objects, and the prediction of their future trajectories. Knowing the motion relations among objects provides critical information for mastering these tasks. We designed...

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Postdoctoral, predoctoral, and data scientist positions in multi-university project on causal inference

August 4, 2020

How do our brains interpret sensory inputs to determine how we move through the world? How do the objects we perceive in the environment shape these interpretations? And what happens when these objects are themselves moving? We will address these questions in a multi-institution project that examines neural and computation mechanisms of causal inference in the context of interactions between perception of object motion, self-motion, and depth. We are looking for talented and creative scientists to join our effort.

We are offering multiple positions for postdoctoral fellows,...

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