We are constantly inundated with sensory information, but strict cognitive limits prevent us from encoding more than a handful of items at a time. My research examines the mechanisms that underpin these cognitive limits. Specifically, I study how attention improves the quality of sensory representations, and how we transform fleeting sensory signals into durable working memories that can guide behavior. I use psychophysics, EEG, and fMRI, in combination with computation methods, to tackle these questions.
I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at Boston University, where I work with Sam Ling. I completed my Ph.D. at The University of Chicago with Ed Awh and Ed Vogel. Before that, I studied Mathematics and Psychology at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, where I worked with Gina Grimshaw.