Dina V. Popovkina, Ph.D.
Dept. of Psychology
University of Washington
I'm a vision neuroscientist and science illustrator, passionate about connecting ideas across disciplines and communicating scientific concepts to non-experts.
In an academic capacity, I'm a postdoctoral researcher studying human attention and object perception in the labs of Geoffrey Boynton and John Palmer at UW. My broad research interests cover how we recognize what we see, and what limits our ability to process visual information.
I am also a freelance natural science illustrator, specializing in creating accurate scientific visuals for education and outreach, as well as fine art depicting birds and botanical subjects. I hold a Certificate in Natural Science Illustration from UW.
I enjoy finding answers and solutions using diverse methods and levels of inquiry, which is reflected in my broad and interdisciplinary training (encompassing perspectives from single molecules, to neural networks, to entire brains and behavior).
Header: Mt. Shuksan, North Cascades National Park. 2016.