Whether identifying threats or categorizing objects, humans make sense of visual information quickly and with little experience. My research seeks to understand the cognitive and neural mechanisms that support visual perception from infancy to adulthood.
I am currently a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Marlene Behrmann's lab. Previously I worked in Dr. Stella Lourenco's Spatial Cognition Laboratory. I also frequently collaborate with the Dilks lab. As an undergrad, I studied the development of spatial thinking with Dr. Nora Newcombe in the Temple Infant and Child lab.
Currently, I am using a combination of behavioral, computational, and neuroimaging methods to examine whether human vision incorporates a skeletal description of shape for object recognition. I have also worked on questions relating to threat, and magnitude perception.