PhD student at Johns Hopkins University
I’m a 5th year graduate student in the department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Johns Hopkins University and I work with Dr. Chaz Firestone and Dr. Jonathan Flombaum. I’m interested in visual perception and cognition, logic, and philosophy. My main project is about seeing what's possible.
I completed my undergraduate with double degrees in Brain & Cognitive Science and Psychology with double minors in Mathematics and Philosophy at University of Rochester.
At UofR, I worked with Dr. Bradford Mahon and completed an Honors Thesis about the Representation of Object Affordances in the Posterior Parietal Lobe.
My research comes from my questions
You can see the possibility to complete the puzzle pieces;
You can see the possibility of the Tetris piece to fit into the bottom parts;
You can see the possibility of a full bed when assembling furniture...
So, What's the nature of this experience?
Can we perceive possible objects automatically?
Could this effect be generalized to other shapes, alignment, and orientations?
Do we still compute the possible objects automatically even when the task is irrelevant?
Does Perceived possibility matter?
(e.g., can our perception of possibility influence our estimation of numerosity?)
How much experience do we need to perceive possibility?
(e.g. Do kids have the same experience as adults?)
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