neuroscientist, harvard society of fellows
My research seeks to understand the marriage of sensory and cognitive signals in the human brain. This intersection is particularly relevant to our understanding of psychiatric conditions such as Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC), in which different patterns of higher-order cognition are reflected in how people visually engage with the world.
By studying how people see, we can gain insight into the structure of cognition and, in return, learn how different patterns of thought shape our experience of the world around us. To approach these topics, I use a combination of neuroimaging techniques (fMRI and MRS), and relate these measurements to naturalistic visual behaviors using wearable VR.
I’m currently a Junior Fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows. As a Gates Cambridge Scholar and NIH-Cambridge Fellow at the University of Cambridge, I pursued my doctoral research under the co-supervision of Dr. Chris Baker at the National Institutes of Health and Professor Simon Baron-Cohen at Cambridge. I received my BA from Columbia University in 2009, where I studied neuroscience and philosophy.