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Megan Peters, Ph.D.
April 4, 2023 Free
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Join the CNLM in a hybrid colloquium featuring Dr. Megan Peters, Assistant Professor of Cognitive Science at UC Irvine.
Neurocomputational approaches to the study of perceptual awareness
Description: When our brains process sensory information, they transform it into a coherent, conscious experience that we use to drive adaptive decisions and learning. In this talk I will describe several ongoing lines of research in my group that focus on understanding the neural and computational substrates of our subjective sense of the world around us. Specifically, separating the study of phenomenology from the study of signal processing capacity is challenging, so our group has been focusing on how the study of metacognitive evaluation (confidence judgements in our perceptual decisions) may shine light on these processes. Using a combination of behavior/psychophysics, computational modeling, noninvasive neuroimaging, and machine learning in humans, we seek to understand how the brain is capable of efficiently using sensory information and how this ability relates to our qualitative, phenomenal experiences.
This event will be held in-person in the Herklotz Conference Center and virtually via Zoom.